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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.

 

 

Free Alzheimer’s Seminar For Family Caregivers

Lessons Learned from A Caregiver’s Journey

At this free educational event, a family caregiver and a memory care professional will provide essential advice for your caregiving journey.town-hall-forum-2016_9_22

You will hear a personal account from a family caregiver of a loved one affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Garner practical tips from an expert and learn how to take care of yourself while providing appropriate care and stimulation for your loved one at home.

Speakers:
Alford Claiborne – Family Caregiver
Dawn DeStefani – ActivCare Executive Director

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

Thursday, September 22, 2016
8:30 am to 11:00 am
Continental Breakfast: 8:30 am

Bonita Golf Course
5540 Sweetwater Road
Bonita, CA 91902

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 July 14 entitled, “After the Alzheimer’s Diagnosis: Practical Information for Family Caregivers” are now available online. Click on the links below to access them.

Managing the Day-to-day Needs of a Loved One with Dementia

Dr. Sewell’s presentation provided helpful tips about assembling your caregiving team, effective communication and practical ideas for caring for the caregiver.

Practical Advice for Dementia Care – Dr. Sewell

In addition, here is the link to the YouTube video about the positive impact of caregiver support groups that he referenced.

The Benefits of Caregiver Support Groups

Medications: Practical Advice for the Caregiver

The presentation about medications and Medicare Part D that Dr. Lorentz and Dr. Mnatzaganian delivered can be accessed here:

Medications and Dementia Care

Here is a link to the handout provided by the UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy presenters about their programs.

Partners in Medication Therapy

Here is a link to the Beers List of Medications that older adults should avoid or use with caution that was referenced in Dr. Mnatzaganian’s presentation.

Also, here is a link to the Medicare website reference by Dr. Lorentz.

Active Care Town Hall Forum for Caregivers of Those with Dementia on July 14.

After the Alzheimer’s Diagnosis: Practical Information for Family Caregivers

At this free educational event for family caregivers, you’ll hear from medical professionals that will provide essential advice for your dementia caregiving journey.

This seminar will provide practical information on managing the day-to-day needs of a loved one with dementia and help you prepare for the future changes of disease progression. Learn medication management tips and how to avoid drug interactions. Also, discover how to find a Part D medication plan.

Speakers:

Dan Sewell, MD

Sarah Lorentz, Pharm D

 

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

 

Thursday, July 14, 2016

8:30 am to 11:00 am

Continental Breakfast: 8:30 am

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Lakehouse Hotel & Resort

1025 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.

1 - Mother + sonDementia: Why They Do What They Do and What to Do About It
At this free educational event for family caregivers, you’ll hear from medical professionals that will provide essential advice for your dementia caregiving journey.

Learn about the various forms of dementia and the changes in behavior that family caregivers face. Industry experts will help us understand what may be causing this behavior and provide practical advice on how to best deal with those changes.

Speakers:
Alan Berkowitz, MD – Board Certified Geropsychiatrist
Dawn DeStefani – ActivCare Executive Director

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

Thursday, March 17, 2016
8:30 am to 11:00 am
Continental Breakfast: 8:30 am

Rancho Bernardo Inn
17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive
San Diego, CA 92128

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


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Memory loss resulting from Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia has a profound impact on the family. Join us for a panel discussion with medical experts and learn how to empower and prepare yourself and your loved one.

At this free event for family caregivers, you’ll hear from medical professionals that will provide essential advice for your dementia caregiving journey.

Learn how Alzheimer’s affects the family dynamic and how to avoid common mistakes following a diagnosis. Understand the importance of providing a safe environment and determining when it’s the right time to seek care outside the home.

Panelists:
Mushrik Kaisey, MD – Board Certified Geriatric Internist
Alan Berkowitz, MD – Board Certified Geropsychiatrist

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

Thursday, November 12, 2015
8:30 am to 11:00 am
Continental Breakfast: 8:30 am

Bonita Golf Course
5540 Sweetwater Road
Bonita, CA 91902

There is no cost to attend, but reservations are required. Call 888-636-5677 or register via this link.

The August 27 Town Hall Forum entitled, “Living with Dementia and Making Each Day Count,” was full of great information for family caregivers. The presentations are now available online and can be accessed by clicking the links below.

Dr. Sewell provided a presentation packed with helpful information and tips for caregivers. From communication tips to preparing for your doctor’s visits to learning redirection techniques, Dr. Sewell covered many relevant topics about dementia care. Click below to access his Power Point presentation.

Living with Dementia and Making Each Day Count – Daniel Sewell, MD

Establishing legal responsibility and understanding legal issues can be challenging for family caregivers. Heidi Klippel was able to provide an understanding of legal documents and what rights they provide. To view the handout that she provided, click below.

Handout from the Law Office of Heidi Klippel

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