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Spring/Summer 2015 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 a.m. – 5 p.m. After 5 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


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 the 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 and care needs; techniques for managing behaviors and maximizing safety; relationship changes and supportive services available to help with the caregiving responsibilities.

Thursday, July 16 & 23, 2015.
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Summit Medical Group
1 Diamond Hill Road, Berkeley Heights

 

Effective Communication Strategies
Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and other dementias progress and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect with their loved ones. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

Monday, June 29, 2015. 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Winchester Gardens
333 Elmwood Avenue, Maplewood

Wednesday, August 26, 2015. 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Oradell Health Care Center
600 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell

 

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.

Monday, July 13, 2015. 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Springfield Free Public Library
66 Mountain Avenue, Springfield Township

 

Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behavior
Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.

Monday, July 20, 2015. 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Park Crescent Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
480 North Walnut Street, East Orange

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Mercer–Middlesex–Monmouth–Ocean


Residential Care Options: Finding the Right Fit for Your Family
Determining when it is time to make a transition from home to a residential care setting is not an easy decision. This program is designed to guide caregivers through the process of selecting the most appropriate care setting for their family member, providing an overview of the options and highlighting factors to consider when choosing this new home. The session also emphasizes the legal and financial considerations associated with moving an individual to a residential care setting. Many emotions may accompany this decision and important techniques for making the adjustment easier for the person with Alzheimer’s disease as well as other members of the family will be shared.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015. 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Visiting HomeCare Service of Ocean County
105 Sunset Avenue, Toms River

 

Effective Communication Strategies
Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and other dementias progress and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect with their loved ones. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015. 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Monroe Township Senior Center
12 Halsey Reed Road, Monroe Township

 

Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers: Late Stage
This program is designed for caregivers of people in the late stages of Alzheimer’s disease, or for those who want to learn about what to expect in the late stages of the disease. In addition to gaining knowledge about changes that occur during Alzheimer’s disease progression, caregivers will learn how to:

• Prepare for their evolving caregiver role
• Work with the professional healthcare team
• Anticipate changes in the physical, communicative and cognitive abilities that will eventually occur

The program will also cover how to address the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the person with late-stage Alzheimer’s disease through care, communication, accessing resources, and working with healthcare professionals.

Mondays: July 13 and July 20, 2015.  6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell
NJ PURE Conference Center (Rooms A & B)
One Capital Way, Pennington

 

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Hunterdon–Morris–Somerset–Sussex–Warren


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.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015. 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Bernardsville Public Library
1 Anderson Hill Road, Bernardsville

 

Coping with Caregiver Stress
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 devoting so much time to 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 are topics that will be explored.

An education program for male caregivers; this program will be presented as part of a Male Caregivers Support Group that meets once a month at 7 p.m. of the first Thursday.

Thursday, July 2, 2015. 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
95 Madison Avenue
Morristown Professional Plaza, Morristown

 

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 the 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 and care needs; techniques for managing behaviors and maximizing safety; relationship changes and supportive services available to help with the caregiving responsibilities.

Thursdays: June 11, 18, & 25, 2015.
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Newton Medical Center
The Romano Conference Center – Room 6
175 High Street, Newton

 

Healthy Habits for a Healthier You
For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age.

Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015. 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Center for Healthier Living
Hackettstown Regional Medical Center
108 Bilby Road, Suite 101, Hackettstown

 

Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers: Late Stage
This program is designed for caregivers of people in the late stages of Alzheimer’s disease, or for those who want to learn about what to expect in the late stages of the disease. In addition to gaining knowledge about changes that occur during Alzheimer’s disease progression, caregivers will learn how to:

  • Prepare for their evolving caregiver role
  • Work with the professional healthcare team
  • Anticipate changes in the physical, communicative and cognitive abilities that will eventually occur

The program will also cover how to address the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the person with late-stage Alzheimer’s disease through care, communication, accessing resources, and working with healthcare professionals.

Thursday, September 10, 17, 2015. 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Newton Medical Center
The Romano Conference Center – Room 6
175 High Street, Newton

 

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease
This program is designed to provide basic information 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.

Saturday, September 19, 2015. 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Church of the Saviour
155 Morris Avenue, Denville


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