Please join us for the Chandler Hall Fall Lecture Series on Caring for People with Dementia, Memory Issues and Cognitive Decline
We are proud to offer three important webinars with highly respected experts to help people better understand and care for people experiencing signs of Dementia, Memory Issues or Cognitive Decline. We are hosting these lectures virtually via Zoom, to help ensure the safety of our community and our speakers. Please complete the form below to register, and we’ll follow up with you with log-in information for the webinar, and a reminder email the day before, to make sure you don’t miss any of this important information.
Cognitive Action Plan – Saturday, September 12 at 10:30 am
Kevin Jameson, Dementia Society of America
The Face of Dementia could be any of us.
When Kevin’s wife of 32 years, Ginny, developed Dementia, he provided years of initial caregiving and planning, trying to figure out the best ways for her to continue living a full life. After the heart-wrenching decision to move her to a full-time community, Mr. Jameson continued to care for her almost daily. All this prepared him to better understand the entire journey of care many people living with Dementia and their circle of caregivers experience. When it came time, Mr. Jameson decided to leave his career to devote his days to the care of his wife until her passing.
Based on his experiences, Kevin launched the first, nationwide, all-volunteer nonprofit, the Dementia Society of America (DSA).
Learn about the signs, symptoms and steps we can take to recognize and manage the signs and symptoms of dementia. Early diagnosis can help aid in treatment and planning, so be sure you know what’s part of your Cognitive Action Plan.
How to Cope With Caregiving- Saturday September 26th at 10:30 am
Maggie Sullivan, Caregiver Support Facilitator, Alzheimer’s Association
Maggie Sullivan also understands caring for those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias after caring for her mother for eight years. Maggie has helped facilitate caregiver support groups for the past 27 years for the Alzheimer’s Association, and has written essays that have appeared in the New York Times and elsewhere. Maggie’s presentation with help you better understand those with dementia, how to care for them, and how to care for yourself during this period.
Dealing with Difficult Behaviors – Saturday, October 10th at 10:30 am
Danielle Micale , Department of Aging Director, East Brunswick Township, NJ
Danielle Micale has spent much of her professional career helping older adults and their families with needs, education, and referral services. She has also volunteered since 1994 with the Alzheimer’s Association, raising funds and helping advocate for families after her grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 1994. Danielle’s presentation will help families better understand and cope with difficult behaviors experienced by those with dementia and cognitive impairments, whether its mood changes, “sundowning”, wandering or other common issues that can make caretaking challenging.