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Fall 2014 Calendar

These programs are free and open to the public. Programs are subject to change and cancellation. Please call to register for all programs. For more information, or to register please call 800.272.3900 Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. or – after 5:00 p.m. – call 973.586.4300 and leave a message! 

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For information on program status during inclement weather, please
call the main number (973.586.4300) 
– if our office is closed, dial extension 102


 

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Holiday Stress and Caregiving
The holidays are a busy time of year. All the hustle and bustle of activities and celebration can create stress for a person with dementia and their caregiver. This presentation includes ways to involve the person with dementia in the festivities, preparing family members for holiday visits, adapting gift giving, and more.
Attendees will also learn about, and provide input on, an upcoming support group at Christ Hospital for caregivers of people with dementia.
Lunch will be provided.
Friday, December 5, 2014.  12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
CarePoint Health – Christ Hospital
Staff rooms A & B
176 Palisade Ave, Jersey City
 

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Caregiving for the Person with Dementia:
Facing Challenging Situations
 Mercer County Caregiver Conference
 
This program is designed to address some of the challenging situations
facing families and caregivers of individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s
disease. As the disease progresses, changing and unpredictable behaviors can often lead to misunderstanding, frustration and tension between the person with dementia and the caregiver. Discussion will focus on defining challenging behaviors, and associated medical and behavioral interventions.  Attendees will also learn about guardianship-related issues and the importance of advanced legal and estate planning. We will conclude the program with an overview of helpful resource information that supports both the caregiver and the person with the disease.

A light breakfast will be provided.

RSVP required: 973.586.4300  

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Saturday, November 22, 2014.  8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell
One Capital Way, Pennington

 

 Living with Alzheimer’s: For People with Alzheimer's

“Living with Alzheimer’s: For People with Alzheimer’s” is an interactive three-part education series* designed specifically for individuals in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, and those who support them.

This program focuses on what individuals with memory loss need to know, plan, and do in order to live their best with Alzheimer’s disease. Topics include understanding Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss, daily strategies and safety issues, partnering with your medical team, coping with changes, making decisions, and more.

* December 3, 10, and 17

Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell

For more information, please call 973.586.4300 and ask for Laura Hawkins.


Holiday Stress and Caregiving
The holidays are a busy time of year. All the hustle and bustle of activities and celebration can create stress for a person with dementia and their caregiver. This session offers practical tips for balancing seasonal traditions and caregiving. The presentation includes ways to involve the person with dementia in the festivities, preparing family members for holiday gifts and guidelines for decorating safely.
Monday, December 8, 2014.  6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Clare Bridge of Hamilton
1645 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road, Hamilton

Understanding Memory Loss
Memory loss that disrupts everyday life is not a normal part of aging. This program will explore the difference between normal age-related memory changes and abnormal changes that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia disorders, including the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease. The presentation will discuss the importance of receiving a thorough diagnostic evaluation when symptoms first arise, current treatment options, and research advances.
Friday, January 23, 2015.  12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Princeton Senior Resource Center
45 Stockton Street, Princeton
 

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The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease
This program is designed to provide basic information that everyone needs to know about memory loss issues and what they mean for all of us.  The different types of dementia, risk factors, obtaining a diagnosis, current research, and planning for the future will be discussed.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014.  7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Franklin Township Public Library
485 DeMott Lane, Somerset

Communication: The Key to Understanding Behaviors
Caring for a person with Alzheimer's disease may present challenges.  The ability to make sense of difficult behaviors can make your job as a caregiver easier and may improve quality of life – for everyone involved.  Learn how to avoid unnecessary arguments and recognize the triggers which may result in aggressive or risky behaviors.  In addition, learn communication techniques to effectively respond to repetitive actions, recognition difficulties, and anxious or agitated feelings.
Refreshments will be provided by Seniors Helping Seniors In-Home Services.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014.  6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Morris Country Library
30 East Hanover Avenue, Whippany



 

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