Activities that offer stimulation, socialization, purpose and dignity are vital for all human beings, but particularly people with dementia since they are experiencing so many complex emotions and changes. People with Alzheimer’s disease tell us that receiving support early makes a big difference for them. Family members also report the benefits of being with and learning from other families.
LET’S TALK | HABLEMOS
Clinicians, community and organizational leaders and the West Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association host a weekly discussion on the latest issues that impact individuals and caregivers impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Listen to our guest speakers and share what’s on your mind.
TEENAGERS AND DEMENTIA
We have talked about children and dementia.
What about teenagers? How do they cope with
having someone they care about face dementia? How does this change their world? Barbara Mamoulides MA LPC & Susan Gassaway RN LPC will discuss the impact of dementia on teenagers.
Thursday, November 4 | 4 – 5 pm CT | bit.ly/WTXLT110421
Elder abuse is becoming all too commonplace. This can be especially true when dealing with dementia. Throw in the stress of the holidays and things might escalate. Join Danna Jackson as she guides listeners through the signs of abuse, ways to mitigate, and actions to take.
Thursday, November 18 | 4 – 5 pm CT | bit.ly/WTXLT111821
HOSPICE & THE HOLIDAYS
Everyone loves the holidays…or do they? What if their loved one is dying or has recently passed away? They might be facing the first holiday without their loved one or recognize this might be their last together. Rebecca Long, former Hospice Chaplain, will discuss this difficult time and the role hospice may play.
Thursday, December 2 | 4 – 5 pm CT | bit.ly/WTXLT120221
Connect with Others and Have Fun!
Join others in your community through lively virtual experiences that inspire, spark conversations, and promote healthy living. Try something new or rediscover a favorite activity led by guest artists, musicians, educators, and clinicians. These sessions are in a rotation with each topic being presented every third week.
Stress Management for All!
Learn about stress - what it is and how to manage, function with anticipatory grief, and managing the stress of caregiving. Relaxation tips will be provided.
The Power of Music
Discover the power of music and how it can create bridges with our loved ones from a distance. Explore how music can help establish a routine and organize the day. Learn simple and fun techniques that can be used by just about anyone, any time, and any place.
The Joy of Movement
Interested in how movement can improve health, mental sharpness, and quality of life? Experience the joys and benefits of dance while creatively addressing symptom-specific concerns related to balance, cognition, motor skill, depression, and physical confidence.
Yoga and mindfulness techniques taught by Deborah Grado, RYT, encourage presence and patience.
JOY OF MOVEMENT
The holidays can be difficult at times, especially when dealing with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Join Erin Lane as she guides us through the simple pleasure of moving to music of the season.Erin Lane, Artistic Director, Ballet San Angelo will lead the way.
Thursday, December 16 | 4 – 5 pm CT bit.ly/WTXLT121621
For more information about these programs, please contact the Alzheimer’s Association West Texas Chapter at 800.272.3900 or WestTexas@alz.org.
Supported by Paso del Norte Community Foundation.
In collaboration with Area Agency on Aging Rio Grande Council of Governments, Covenant Health, El Paso Pro-Musica, The Law Offices of Townsend Allala, Coulter & Kludt, Texas Tech University Health Science Center El Paso, Texas Tech University Health Science Center Lubbock, University of Texas at El Paso School of Nursing, Ballet San Angelo.
Programs are free and open to the public.
Programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated.
Education programs are supported by the generosity of the Brumley Foundation, Cator Family Endowment Fund, Dede Rogers, El Paso Community Foundation, FMH Foundation, Marathon Petroleum, Wilma D. Moleen Foundation, The R. H. Pickering Family Foundation, Shilof Family Foundation, TFCU, United Way Midland, Upper Valley Urgent Care, and Walmart #500.