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.
A Healthy Caregiver’s Guide:
Presented in partnership with Eddy Alzheimer’s Services
Caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia is challenging, and it is common for caregivers to neglect their own physical and mental health. Join us for a presentation that focuses on healthy caregiving where you will learn signs of caregiver stress, as well as tips on how to manage and create healthy habits to help in your caregiving role.
- May 6, 11 a.m.
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.
- May 14, Noon
Understanding Alzheimer's Disease
Learn basic information on the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, stages, risk factors, research and FDA-approved treatments.
- May 17, 11 a.m.
Research Update and Understanding Alzheimer’s
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.
- May 20, 4 p.m.
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.
- May 26, 2:30 p.m.
Dementia Conversations with Guest Speaker from Glens Falls Center of Excellence for Alzheimer's Disease
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.
- May 27, Noon
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.
- May 27, 1 p.m.
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.
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