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

JULY
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.  
- July 15, 10:30 a.m.
https://bit.ly/35Jc5SC

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.
- July 20, Noon
https://bit.ly/3j5IGtJ

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. The Effective Communication Strategies program of the Alzheimer’s Association was designed to provide practical information and resources to help dementia caregivers learn to decode verbal and behavioral messages from people with dementia.
- July 26, 2 p.m.
https://bit.ly/3h2NfCr

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.
- July 28, 4 p.m.
https://bit.ly/3zRxiHE

AUGUST
Stress Management and Self-Care: Presented in Partnership with Eddy Alzheimer’s Services
Alzheimer's caregivers frequently report experiencing high levels of stress. It can be overwhelming to take care of a loved one with Alzheimer's or other dementia, but too much stress can be harmful to both of you. This program will address the symptoms of stress, as well as provide tips to manage stress.
- August 12, 1 p.m.
https://bit.ly/3h7wcPC

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
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.
- August 17, Noon
https://bit.ly/3qq8WAo

Research Update: Learn More About New Medication, Aduhelm
2021 has already been a banner year for Alzheimer's research. We'll review what's making news in the research field, including Aducanumab, the first FDA-approved therapy to address the underlying biology of Alzheimer's disease.
- August 18, 3:30 p.m.
https://bit.ly/3qo1sOw

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. The Effective Communication Strategies program of the Alzheimer’s Association was designed to provide practical information and resources to help dementia caregivers learn to decode verbal and behavioral messages from people with dementia.
- August 24, 10:30 a.m.
https://bit.ly/3qne0Wp

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.
- August 30, Noon
https://bit.ly/3gRectJ