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Living with Alzheimer's for Caregivers
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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

 

Spring 2013 LWA Series Dates and Locations

You may participate in all sessions or as may as you like , and these programs are FREE, but you MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE using the contact information provided for the sessions you want to attend.

WALTON:  United Presbyterian Chur, 58 East St., Walton, NY 13856
Early Stage -- Wednesdays, March 13, 20 and 27 from 10:30 to 12n
Middle Stage -- Wednesdays, April 10, 17 and 24 from 1 to 2:30 pm
Late Stage -- TBA
To register contact Ann Thayer at 607-547-1650 or athayer@alz.org.

ALBANY:  14 Corporate Woods Boulevard, Suite 102, Albany, NY 12211
Early Stage -- Wednesdays, April 3, 10 and 17 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm
Middle State -- Wednesdays, May 1, 8 and 15 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm
Late State -- May 29 and June 5 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm
To register contact Tonya Garmley at 518.867.4999 x200 or tgarmley@alz.org.


COBLESKILL:  Cobleskill Regional Hospial, 178 Grandview Drive, Cobleskill, NY 12043
Early Stage -- Fridays, April 12, 19 and 26 from 1 to 2:30 pm
Middle Stage -- Fridays, May 3, 10 and 17 from 1 to 2:30 pm
Late State -- Fridays, June 7 and 14 from 1 to 2:30 pm
To register contact Ann Thayer at 607-547-1650 or athayer@alz.org.


GLENVILLE -- Community Human Services, 543 Saratoga Road, Glenville, NY
Early Stage -- April 16, 23 and 30 from 1 to 2:30 pm
Middle State -- May 14, 21 and 28 from 1 to 2:30 pm
Late Stage -- June 11 and 18 from 1 to 2:30 pm
To register contact Tonya Garmley at 518.867.4999 x200 or tgarmley@alz.org.


If you wish to be contacted with information regarding scheduling of these programs in your area, please contact us at infoneny@alz.org.

 


 

Alzheimer's Association

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Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.