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The Town Hall Forum held on November 9 at the Scottish Rite Event Center in Mission Valley was a great success. With two great speakers and partnering organizations in attendance, a great deal of valuable information was presented.

 

Dr. Teja Singh spoke about Dementia Support, which included definitions of terms relating to impairments and what to expect at each stage. He also provided tips for the Caregiver stressing the need for support for the caregiver. You can view his entire presentation by clicking on the the link below.

Dementia Support – Teja Singh, MD

Dawn DeStefani had some practical advice for caregivers for establishing routines, avoiding Sundowning behavior and how caregivers care take care of themselves. In addition, she reviewed care options and talked about warning signs when more care is needed. Click below to see her entire presentation.

Practical Advice for Caregivers – Dawn DeStefani

We are thankful to our community partners who also provide resources for family caregivers. Should you need additional resources, you can access them online.

Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Centers

Southern Caregiver Resource Center

You can access other helpful resources on the ActivCare website here:

Tips & Resources

Should you have questions or need additional information, please contact an ActivCare community near you or call 888-636-5677 for a directory.

Town Hall Forum November 9

Charting a Plan on the Alzheimer’s Caregiving Journey

 

At this free educational event for family caregivers, Alzheimer’s disease experts will provide practical advice for your caregiving journey.

This seminar will provide important advice on keeping your loved one with Alzheimer’s or related dementias safe. Learn how to plan for changes in the future. Garner practical tips about how to engage those with memory loss and the importance of establishing routines.

 

Speakers:

Teja Singh, MD – Board Certified Geriatrician

Dawn DeStefani, BSW – ActivCare Executive Director

 

To learn more, call 888-MEM-LOSS (888-636-5677) or click here for a flyer.

 

Thursday, November 9, 2017

8:30 am to 11 am

Continental Breakfast at 8:30 am

 

Scottish Rite Event Center

1895 Camino del Rio S

San Diego, CA 92108

 

Make your reservation online at activcareliving.com or use this link.

Alzheimer’s Progression: Planning for the Future.

Join us for a morning session with Alzheimer’s disease experts and learn how to empower and prepare yourself and your loved one.

This seminar will provide practical and impactful advice on managing the progressive nature of the disease from maintaining physical health to coping with changing behaviors. Also, learn the important legal aspects of caring for a loved one now and as care needs change.

Speakers:

Mushrik Kaisey, MD – Board Certified Geriatric Internist

Heidi Klippel – Attorney at Law, Trusts & Estates

 

More information is available here or by calling 1-888-636-5677.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

8:30 am to 11 am

Continental Breakfast: 8:30 am

 

Chula Vista Golf Course (NEW LOCATION)

4475 Bonita Rd

Bonita, CA 91902

 

There is no cost to attend, but reservations are required. Call 888-636-5677 or online via activcareliving.com.

Town Hall Forum June 28

Alzheimer’s Disease – Planning for the Progression

At this free educational event for family caregivers, Alzheimer’s disease experts will provide practical advice for your caregiving journey.

Hear from a medical professional about how to plan for the changes expected at each stage. Discover what care options are available for meeting the needs of the individual and family.
Speakers:
Dr. John Giess – Geriatrician
Dawn DeStefani, BSW – ActivCare Executive Director

More information is available here or by calling 1-888-636-5677.

Wednesday, June 28 2017 – 8:30 am to 11 am
Complimentary continental breakfast at 8:30 am.

Black Gold Golf Club
1 Black Gold Drive
Yorba Linda, CA 92886

There is no cost to attend, but reservations are required. Call 888-636-5677 or register online at activcareliving.com.

Town Hall Forum May 25th

Making a Plan: The Smart Approach to Alzheimer’s Care Needs

alzheimers town hall forumAt this free educational event for family caregivers, Alzheimer’s disease experts will provide practical advice for your caregiving journey.

Learn how to prepare for the progressive nature of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Get tips for how to plan for the changes expected at each stage and how to keep your loved one safe. Learn about care options available for meeting the needs of the individual and family.

Speakers:

Dan Sewell, MD – Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, UCSD
Todd Shetter – ActivCare Chief Operating Officer

More information is available here or by calling 1-888-636-5677.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 – 10 am to 12:30 pm
Continental breakfast: 10 am

Rancho Bernardo Library
17110 Bernardo Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92128

There is no cost to attend, but reservations are required. Call 888-636-5677 or register online at ActivCareLiving.com.

The presentations from the Town Hall Forum on March 30 entitled, After the Alzheimer’s Diagnosis: Practical Information for Family Caregivers” are now available.

Dr. Alan Berkowitz provided a great overview of Alzheimer’s and what to expect from the future. He talked about the latest in studies about the disease and areas that will be focused on in the future.

Review Dr. Berkowitz’s presentation in detail including the differences between age-related memory issues and dementia-related memory issues via the link below.

After the Diagnosis by Alan Berkowitz, MD

Dawn DeStefani’s presentation offered practical tips. You can review her entire presentation by clicking on the link below.

Practical Advice for Caregivers by Dawn DeStefani, BSW

Plan to join us at the next Town Hall Forum on May 25 at the Chula Vista Golf Course.

Other Resources

You can access previous Town Hall Forum presentations here:

Previous Town Hall Forum Presentations

 

After the Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Practical Information for Family Caregivers

At this free educational event for family caregivers,  Alzheimer’s disease experts will provide practical advice for your caregiving journey.

Hear from a medical professional about establishing a baseline of care needs and how to prepare for future changes. Understand the importance of structure and how to plan successful activities. Also, garner key tips for successful communication.

Speakers:

  •  Alan Berkowitz, MD – Board Certified Geropsychiatrist
  •  Dawn DeStefani, BSW – ActivCare Executive Director

More information is available here or by calling 1-888-636-5677

Thursday, March 30, 2017 – 8:30 am to 11 am

Complimentary continental breakfast at 8:30 am.

  • Lakehouse Hotel & Resort Conference Center
  • 1105 La Bonita Drive
  • Lake San Marcos, CA  92078

There is no cost to attend, but reservations are required. Call 888-636-5677 or log onto activcareliving.com.

 The presentations from the Town Hall Forum (THF) on February 23 entitled, “The Alzheimer’s Caregiving Journey: Practical Advise from Medical Experts” are now available online.
Click on the link below to see the 5 Steps to Navigate Dementia presentation by John Geiss, DO.

Maintaining Quality Health & Wellness by John Geiss, DO

The below link will provide access to the presentation by Mike Frazier, MD about the different stages and what to expect.

 

The Beers Criteria of Medications that may not be appropriate for older adults was mentioned. You can access that complete list via the above link.
We are thankful to the other community resources that provided complimentary information for the family caregivers. Should you need additional resources, you can access them online.

Other Resources

Our website has presentations from previous Town Hall Forums that also might be helpful during your caregiving journey. You can access previous Town Hall Forum presentations here:
You can access other helpful resources here:
Should you have questions or need additional information, please contact a ActivCare at Yorba Linda at 714-312-3797

The Alzheimer’s Caregiving Journey
Practical Advice from Medical Experts

alzheimer's caregiving journeyAt this free seminar you will learn practical advice and guidance for your caregiver journey. Hear from medical professionals about how to maintain health and wellness following the diagnosis and how to effectively team with your doctor. You’ll learn about the stages of the disease and what to expect as the disease progresses to help plan for the future.

Speakers:     

  • Dr. John Geiss – Geriatrician
  • Dr. Mike Frazier – Psychiatrist

More information is available here or by calling 1-888-636-5677, ext. 9.

  • Thursday, February 23, 2017
  • 9:30 am to noon
  • Continental Breakfast: 9:30 am

Black Gold Golf Course
1 Black Gold Drive
Yorba Linda, CA 92886

There is no cost to attend, but reservations are required. Call 888-636-5677, ext. 9 or register online.

 

ActivCare Town Hall Forum on November 17th

Setting a Course for Successful Family Caregiving

At this free educational event for family caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s, medical and legal professionals will provide practical advice for your caregiving journey.alzheimers-tall-hall-forum-november

Hear from a geriatric internist about setting a safe plan of care, how to best communicate with your doctor and recognizing warning signs. Also, our legal expert will provide guidance for how to put affairs in order to protect yourself and your loved one.

Speakers:

Teja Singh, MD – Board Certified Geriatric Internist

Heidi Klippel – Attorney at Law, Trusts & Estates

 

More information is available here or by calling 1-888-636-5677, ext. 9

 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

8:30 am to 11:00 am

Continental Breakfast: 8:30 am

 

Sheraton Mission Valley

1433 Camino del Rio South

San Diego, CA 92108

 

There is no cost to attend, but reservations are required. Call 888-636-5677, ext. 9 or register online at ActivCareLiving.com.

 

 

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