Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers™ is a series of education programs that provide answers to the questions that arise in the early, middle and late stages of the disease.
When someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, friends and family have many questions. What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? As the disease progresses, new questions reflect growing needs for skills, programs and services.
Hear from those directly affected and learn what you need to know, what you need to plan and what you can do at each point along the way. This program will cover information for caregivers of people with:
- Early-stage Alzheimer’s disease (three sessions), those exhibiting early symptoms such as short-term memory loss, confusion and challenges with routine chores.
- Middle-stage Alzheimer’s disease (three sessions), those exhibiting symptoms that may include problems recognizing people, repetition, restlessness and difficulty organizing thoughts.
- Late-stage Alzheimer’s disease (two sessions), those exhibiting such symptoms as little capacity for self care, little-to-no communication and decreased motor ability.
Topics covered will include:
- Developing a care team
- Legal and financial planning
- Coping strategies
- Care and treatment options
- Communicating and connecting
- Maximizing independence