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Memory Connections: Supporting You Through the Journey
2/5/21
Home Safety: Learn about potential hazards at home that could be a safety issue. Wandering Resources: 60% of Individuals with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia wander and this can be a significant safety risk. Learn some tips and tools to keep your loved one safe. Too Many Medications: The Dangers of Polypharmacy: Polypharmacy can be an area of concern in an aging population. Medication interactions can have a negative impact on those with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Identify some approaches you can use to guard against this issue. How to Prevent Caregiver Burnout: How do you know when you are at risk for burnout and what can you do to address the signs and symptoms to avoid burnout in the future.

2/12/21
Dementia Conversations, Topics covered in the program include: Going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving, making legal and financial plans. Driving and Dementia: What you need to know, and what resources are available for you when it's time for your loved one to give up the keys. Staying in and Staying Engaged: Approaches to incorporate routine, activities, fun and movement during the day.

2/19/21
Legal Planning (part one), learn about important legal and financial issues to consider, how to put plans in place, and how to access legal and financial resources near you. Advance Directives: What are the documents we need to have in place? What's a Care Team? Identify how you can develop a team who will provide you with information, support and assistance.

2/26/21 Financial Planning (part 2). VA Aid and Attendance: What benefits are available for veterans and their families? Are Medicaid benefits an option for us? And SHINE program: Learn how the SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) program can help you.
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