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To serve the caregivers in our area, we encourage you to join one or all of the programs in our Spring 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.

MARCH
Effective Communication Strategies

Explore ways that Alzheimer’s and other dementias affect an individual’s ability to communicate across different stages, and get tips to better communicate with people living with the disease.
- March 22, 2 p.m.
https://bit.ly/3sivVgT

Plan Ahead, Let's Talk About Transitions: presented with Eddy Alzheimer's Services
Caring for a person with Alzheimer's or other related dementia often involves many transitions.  This process can be very stressful for caregivers and the person they are caring for.  Planning ahead can better prepare you for the future. This program will focus on providing education and resources so caregivers can help to plan ahead for transitions to/from home, hospital, short term rehab, or another relative's home.  The presenters will also discuss emotional and physical strain caregivers may go through because of the transitioning process. 
- March 23, 1 p.m.
https://bit.ly/39Psp6Y

Living with Alzheimer's: For Younger-Onset Caregivers
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.
- March 24, 5:30 p.m.
https://bit.ly/3jVusdc

Know the 10 Warning Signs
This education program will help you recognize common signs of the disease in yourself and others and next steps to take, including how to talk to your doctor.
- March 25, 6 p.m.
https://bit.ly/3pv2R3S

Recollections — Facilitating Storytelling for Caregivers: presented with SUNY Oswego
This workshop trains caregivers in the object-based storytelling techniques originally developed for the Recollection Project. The technique uses personal objects (mementos or familiar every day objects) to spark conversations across generations. The technique has been adapted for use by families who are isolated due to COVID-19 and is suitable for individuals with early to moderate stages of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
- March 26, 10 a.m.
*Register at RecollectionProject.net

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors
Review caregiver tips and strategies to respond to some common behaviors exhibited by individuals living with dementia, such as agitation, confusion and more.
- March 29, 2 p.m.
https://bit.ly/3pxjw6H

1:1 Conversation: Coffee with a Consultant
Grab your coffee and join our video chat for a conversation with a dementia specialist. They can address disease-related concerns, provide information about local programs and offer a listening ear.
- March 29, 3 p.m.
https://bit.ly/3pDMTVe

Meaningful Engagement, Activities at Home
This 60-minute presentation will discuss the social needs of people with dementia and how to meet those needs throughout the disease progression; learn techniques to better know the people you care for; learn why engaging people with dementia is important; and provide tips to practice creativity when attempting to make connections with people with dementia.
- March 30, Noon
https://bit.ly/3k2Yeg0

APRIL
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body - Tips from the Latest Research with Tai Chi
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 make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you 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.
- April 8, 2 p.m.
https://bit.ly/3aJHg3e

Understanding Alzheimer's Disease
Learn basic information on the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, stages, risk factors, research and FDA-approved treatments.
- April 12, 5:30 p.m.
https://bit.ly/3aNc43c

Legal and Financial Planning: presented with Herzog Law Firm
If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer's disease or dementia, the time for legal and financial planning is now. Join us to learn about important legal and financial issues you may face and how to put plans in place.
- April 13, 2 p.m.
https://bit.ly/2ZO6O9a
(Register at link or call Stacy L. Etue, Scheduling Coordinator, 
at 518-641-0026)


Dementia Conversations with Guest Speaker from Glens Falls Hospital
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.
- April 14, 4 p.m.
https://bit.ly/3dEVTXG

Know the 10 Warning Signs
This education program will help you recognize common signs of the disease in yourself and others and next steps to take, including how to talk to your doctor.
- April 15, 1 p.m.
https://bit.ly/3dUUXyH

Effective Communication Strategies
Explore ways that Alzheimer’s and other dementias affect an individual’s ability to communicate across different stages, and get tips to better communicate with people living with the disease.
- April 22, 11 a.m.
https://bit.ly/3buQakw

1:1 Conversation: Coffee with a Consultant
Grab your coffee and join our video chat for a conversation with a dementia specialist. They can address disease-related concerns, provide information about local programs and offer a listening ear.
- April 22, Noon
https://bit.ly/3pSlxKZ

COVID-19 and Caregiving: Finding Hope from What We've Learned (Panel Discussion)
It's tough to look for silver linings in the COVID-19 pandemic, but our resilience and ingenuity during this crisis has opened new channels of thinking and practice when it comes to caring for people with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias. Join us for a brief Alzheimer's disease overview, followed by a panel discussion with local health experts and caregivers. We will explore how lessons learned from the pandemic will influence caregiving for years to come.
- April 27, 6 p.m.
https://bit.ly/3uqRMnX

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors
Review caregiver tips and strategies to respond to some common behaviors exhibited by individuals living with dementia, such as agitation, confusion and more.
- April 29, 11 a.m.
https://bit.ly/3uwGEWM

Also announcing our new Dementia Caregiver Education Series

Spring 2021 Programs
Our dementia caregiver education series is a joint presentation of New York's seven Alzheimer's Association chapters. This special series includes one of our education programs, followed by a presentation on a special topic and a Q&A session. Each program is 90 minutes long and presented virtually. You do not need to participate in each program.

Register by clicking the link in the title or calling 800.272.3900.

April 1, Noon: Making the Most of Your Telehealth Visit and COVID-19 and Caregiving
Featured Speaker: Teresa Santos, Montefiore Hudson Valley Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease, Yonkers, NY

April 12, 6 p.m.: Approaching Memory Concerns: Tips to Partner with Your Family and Physician Across the Journey and Tips for Tough Conversations: Doctors Visits, Driving, Legal & Financial Concerns
Featured Speaker: Sarah Harlock, DENT Integrative Center for Memory, Buffalo, NY

April 20, Noon: The Importance of an Accurate Diagnosis and 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s
Featured Speaker: Dr. David Hart, Albany Med Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease, Albany, NY

May 4, 4 p.m.: Behavior Management in Action: Creative Solutions for Common Challenges and Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors
Featured Speaker: Debi Buzanowski-Stowell, Eddy Memory Care at Marjorie Doyle Rockwell Center, Cohoes, NY

May 18, 11:30 a.m.: Medicaid Changes: What You Need to Know and Legal and Financial Planning
Featured Speaker: Ron Fatoullah, Esq., Ron Fatoullah & Associates, Great Neck, NY

June 15, 4 p.m.: Managing Caregiver Expectations and Relationships Across the Alzheimer’s Journey and Effective Communication Strategies
Featured Speaker: Dr. Carol Podgorski, Finger Lakes Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease, Rochester, NY

June 23, 4 p.m.: In it Together: Dementia, Caregiving and Faith Communities and Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia
Featured Speaker: Rev. Erwin Lee Trollinger, Calvary Baptist Church, White Plains, NY