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To serve the caregivers in our area, we encourage you to join one or all of the programs in our Fall Caregiver Connection series. Register today and learn from the comfort and safety of your own home. Each webinar is held live with time for Q&A. Please note that all webinars are listed in Eastern Standard Time (EST).

RSVP via the links below, by calling our our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 or by contacting Sierra Snoddy at 518.675.7214.

SEPTEMBER
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research: Presented in Partnership with AARP New York
At any age, there are lifestyle habits we can adopt to help maintain or even potentially improve our health.  These habits may also help to keep our brains healthy as we age and possibly delay the onset of cognitive decline.
- Sept. 14, 10 a.m.
https://bit.ly/2Y1fxr5

Emergency Planning: Creating a Caregiver Back-Up Plan: Presented in Partnership with Eddy Alzheimer’s Services
As caregivers, we focus on the needs of others. However, what would happen if you, the caregiver, were to have an emergency? Making a backup plan may seem overwhelming, but you aren't alone. Learn practical steps you can take to be sure your loved one has the care they need when the unexpected happens.
- Sept. 14, Noon
Registration is required. Contact Sarah Cuva at 518.238.4164 or sarah.cuva@sphp.com.

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 people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore howcommunication 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. 
- Sept. 16, Noon
https://bit.ly/3jeWp0R


Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. Join us to learn about the impact of Alzheimer's; the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia; stages and risk factors; current research and treatments available for some symptoms; and Alzheimer's Association resources.
- Sept. 20, 1:30 p.m.
https://bit.ly/3krckZn

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors
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.
- Sept. 23, 10 a.m.
https://bit.ly/2UUZutO

The Importance of an Accurate Diagnosis + 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s: Presented in Partnership with Albany Guardian Society
Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause memory, thinking and behavior problems that interfere with daily living. Join us to learn how to recognize common signs of the disease; how to approach someone about memory concerns; the importance of early detection and benefits of a diagnosis; possible tests and assessments for the diagnostic process, and Alzheimer’s Association resources.
- Sept. 29, 9:30 a.m.
(to register, contact Albany Guardian Society at 518.434.2140 or institute@albanyguardiansociety.org)

New Advances in Alzheimer’s Treatments
Learn about Aducanumab, a new advancement in Alzheimer's treatment. This program will provide an overview of how Aducanumab works, who are the intended candidates to receive the treatment, availability, and more.
- Sept. 30, 4 p.m.
https://bit.ly/3zmup0P

OCTOBER
Living with Alzheimer’s for Younger Onset
When someone under 65 is diagnosed with Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia, the first reaction is often shock or denial. This doesn’t happen to someone so young…does it? What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made for everyone? What about work? What resources are available to help? Join us for this program to get answers to the questions that arise for people concerned about Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you need to know, what you need to plan, and what you can do to ease the impact throughout the course of the disease.
- Oct. 7, 2 p.m.
https://bit.ly/38i9Zu2

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. Join us to learn about the impact of Alzheimer's; the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia; stages and risk factors; current research and treatments available for some symptoms; and Alzheimer's Association resources.
- Oct. 12, 10 a.m.
https://bit.ly/3sOAsJa

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 people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect.  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.
- Oct. 18, 1 p.m.
https://bit.ly/3kvNV51

Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning
When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. Often, conversations with family about changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable. This program provides tips for breaking the ice with your family so you can address some of the most common issues that are difficult to discuss: going to the doctor for a diagnosis or medical treatment, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans for future care.   
- Oct. 22, Noon
https://bit.ly/3jkYys8


Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors
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.
- Oct. 26, 3 p.m.
https://bit.ly/3gD5LSi