Join us for a series of caregiver education programs presented jointly by the seven Alzheimer’s Association chapters in New York. The virtual series features experts from across the state, who will share the latest information on caregiving, brain health and other topics related to dementia. Each 90-minute program includes a presentation and a Q&A session. Register by clicking on the programs below, visiting alz.org/CRF or calling 800.272.3900.
Self-Care for Caregivers: Incorporating Age-Old Wisdom and Current Research into Your Lifestyle
Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2 p.m.
Featured Speaker: Francis L. Battisti, Ph.D., Principal, Battisti Management Affiliates
Explore health-enhancing practices that can be implemented by caregivers. This program will draw from research into longevity and quality of life.
Oral Health and Alzheimer's Disease
Thursday, Oct. 7, 6 p.m.
Featured Speaker: Dr. Albert Cantos, D.D.S., Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry, University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
Learn about the impact of Alzheimer's disease on oral health, tips on care resistance behaviors and best practices to maintain dental care for someone living with dementia.
Medicaid Changes: What You Need to Know & Legal and Financial Planning
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 4 p.m.
Featured Speakers: Britt Burner, Esq, Burner Law Group, P.C. and Miles Zatkowsky, Esq., Dutcher & Zatkowsky
A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease makes planning for the future more important than ever. Get accurate information about legal and financial issues and programs that can help offset costs,
Communication and Intimacy
Tuesday, Nov. 9, 6 p.m.
Featured Speaker: E. Louise Choroser, BSN, RN, BC-RN, Dementia Care Manager, Syracuse VA Medical Center
While your relationship with your spouse or partner who has Alzheimer's will change as the disease progresses, you can still maintain a meaningful connection. In this program, we will discuss how.
Helpful Holiday Hints for Dementia Caregivers During COVID-19
Wednesday, Nov. 17 at noon
Featured speaker: Gregory Drapkin, MPH, CDP, Care and Support Program Manager, Alzheimer's Association, New York City Chapter
Learn tips and tools caregivers can use to manage your responsibilities and keep yourself and your loved ones safe and connected during the holiday season and beyond.
Practical Strategies to Support Personal Care and Dementia-Related Behaviors
Thursday, Dec. 2, 4 p.m.
Featured Speaker: Debi Buzanowski MA, CDP CAADCT, Executive Director, Alzheimer Services, St. Peter’s Health Partners
Join us as we explore practical caregiving strategies for successful bathing, grooming, dressing and toileting. This program will also include information on understanding and responding to dementia-related behaviors.
Partnering with Your Doctor: Understanding the Warning Signs and Diagnostic Process
Thursday, Dec. 9, 4 p.m.
Featured Speaker: Jason A. Cohen, MD, Assistant Professor, The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Learn the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's as well as the differences between Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, the diagnostic process and tips to help you prepare for a doctor's visit.
These programs are supported in part by a grant from the New York State Department of Health.