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Spring 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


 

Bergen–Essex–Hudson–Passaic–Union 


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.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014.  6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunrise of Cresskill
3 Tenakill Park, Cresskill

Caregiver: Are Your Needs Being Met?
Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia can become an overwhelming experience.  Often, caregivers neglect their own well-being because they are spending so much time with the responsibilities of day-to-day caregiving. This program will examine caregiver stress and offer coping strategies to become a healthier caregiver. The value of assembling a care team and the importance of setting realistic expectations for caregiving will also be discussed.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Mill Pond Assisted Living
124 Noyes Drive, Park Ridge
 

Mercer–Middlesex–Monmouth–Ocean 


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.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014. 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Arista Care at Whiting
23 Schoolhouse Road, Whiting
Wednesday, June 11, 2014.  6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Bear Creek Assisted Living
291 Village Road East, West Windsor

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.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014.  2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Matawan Aberdeen Public Library
165 Main Street, Matawan
Wednesday, April 23, 2014.  6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunrise of Marlboro
3A South Main Street, Marlboro
Thursday, June 5, 2014.  1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
SCAN - Social Community Activities Network
Monmouth Mall, 180 Route 35, Eatontown

Living with Alzheimer's for Caregivers: Middle Stage
In the Middle stage of Alzheimer's disease or related dementia disorders, gaps in memory and thinking begin to make it more difficult for the individual to manage day-to-day activities like dressing, bathing and eating without assistance.  Personality, behavior and sleep patterns also continue to change.  Caregivers assume greater responsibility in managing not only the personal care and finances of the individual but also meeting the challenges of maintaining safety while creating a supportive environment.
Caregivers will learn more about symptoms, care needs, techniques for managing behaviors, maximizing safety, relationship changes, and supportive services available to help with caregiving responsibilities.
Part I    Monday, June 2, 2014
Part II   Monday, June 9, 2014
Part III  Monday, June 16, 2014
5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Capital Health Medical Center
NJ PURE Conference Center
1 Capital Way, Pennington
  

Hunterdon–Morris–Somerset–Sussex–Warren

 
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.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014.  10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Bristol Glen
200 Bristol Glen Drive, Newton

Living with Alzheimer's for Caregivers: Middle Stage
In the Middle stage of Alzheimer's disease or related dementia disorders, gaps in memory and thinking begin to make it more difficult for the individual to manage day-to-day activities like dressing, bathing and eating without assistance.  Personality, behavior and sleep patterns also continue to change.  Caregivers assume greater responsibility in managing not only the personal care and finances of the individual but also meeting the challenges of maintaining safety while creating a supportive environment.
Caregivers will learn more about symptoms, care needs, techniques for managing behaviors, maximizing safety, relationship changes, and supportive services available to help with caregiving responsibilities.
Part I    Thursday, June 5, 2014  
Part II   Thursday, June 12, 2014
Part III  Thursday, June 19, 2014
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Newton Medical Center
The Romano Conference Center, Room #6
175 High Street, Newton

Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
The warning signs of Alzheimer's disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging.  If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or changes in behavior or thinking skills, it's time to learn the facts.  Early detection, diagnosis and intervention are vital because they provide the best opportunities for treatment, support and planning for the future.Attend this interactive workshop to learn the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's disease. We'll separate myth from reality and address commonly held fears about Alzheimer's disease.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014.  4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sparta Senior Center
39 Trapasso Drive, Sparta
Tuesday, May 13, 2014.  12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Randolph YMCA
14 Dover Chester Road, Randolph

Caregiver: Are Your Needs Being Met?
Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia can become an overwhelming experience.  Often, caregivers neglect their own well-being because they are spending so much time with the responsibilities of day-to-day caregiving. This program will examine caregiver stress and offer coping strategies to become a healthier caregiver. The value of assembling a care team and the importance of setting realistic expectations for caregiving will also be discussed.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014.  4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Vernon Township Senior Center
Vernon Municipal Building (Lower level)
21 Church Street, Vernon

Living with Alzheimer's for Caregivers: Early Stage
Early-stage Alzheimer's is the beginning stage of the disease when changes in memory, thinking, and communication become noticeable.  Individuals may have difficulty completing complex tasks and require more time to complete normal daily tasks.  Family caregivers can adjust to living with Alzheimer's disease through an understanding of early-stage symptoms, making adaptations in daily living routines and roles, and planning for future changes and needs. 
 
This program will offer information for caregivers about adjusting to the diagnosis, developing a care team, accessing community supports and resources, and legal, financial, and safety planning.
Tuesday, May 13 & 20, 2014.  6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Newton Medical Center
The Romano Conference Center, Room #6
175 High Street, Newton
Wednesday, May 14 & 21, 2014.  6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
The Comfort Zone
755 Memorial Parkway, Building 302, Phillipsburg

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.
Thursday, May 29, 2014. 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. 
Mendham Borough Library
10 Hilltop Road, Mendham

 

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