Tools for Caregivers – April 21st

March 9, 2012

The Capital Region Caregiver Coalition presents…

Tools for Caregivers:

Resources You Can Use When a Senior Relies on You

Saturday, April 21, 2012 • 8am – 12pm

Bulmer Communications Center • Hudson Valley Community College • Troy, NY

Registration & Vendor Fair : 8 – 8:45am Vendor Fair: 10 – 10:30am

Welcome (Kathy Jimino): 8:45am in Auditorium Workshops 2: 10:30 – 11:30 am

Workshops I: 9 – 10:00am Wrap up & Prizes: 11:30 – 12pm

 

ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS MARCH 12, 2012

**Vendors will be available from 8am – 10:45 am. Doors open at 8am. Sorry, no early birds!

REGISTRATION BEGINS MARCH 12TH by phone only at (518) 269-3976

Workshop Session I (9 – 10:00am)

Positive Interactions: Managing Difficult Behaviors

Description: Living with a loved one who has dementia presents many day-to-day challenges. The most difficult challenge of all is how to manage disruptive behavioral symptoms. This workshop will help participants understand the reasons behind negative behavior, identify common triggers, and learn communication techniques that help avoid the battle.

Accepting Help (Panel Discussion)

Description: It can be a challenge to accept help, both for care recipients and caregivers. Learn information, approaches, and tips to assist in the process of creating a wider circle of care. Panel members representing a variety of community-based services will share their professional insights and encourage the audience to share theirs.

Preparing for the Doctor’s Visit and Communicating Your Medical Concerns

Description: Does it seem like your doctor is very busy and does not have the time to listen to you? Do you ever leave the office and realize you forgot to ask the doctor an important question? During this session you will receive a doctor visit checklist and learn helpful tips for a productive doctor’s visit.

 Workshop Session II (10:30 – 11:30am)

Making Caregiving Easier; Getting Critical Legal and Medical Paperwork in Place

Description: Having important legal and medical paperwork in place can help to give caregivers peace of mind. These documents can also make it easier for them to make important and compassionate choices during a crisis. Hear from the Medical Director of The Community Hospice and an elder law attorney on how a Health Care Proxy, Living Will, MOLST, and Power of Attorney can help make caregiving easier.

Accepting Help (Panel Discussion)

REPEAT: See above

Medications That Treat Dementia

Description: This presentation will outline the medications approved to treat various diseases that cause dementia as well as a discussion on medications sometimes used to address behavior challenges often seen in persons with dementia.

Senior Services of Albany is a proud member of the Capital Region Caregiver Coalition.  SSA staff have contributed to the planning of this event and will be present at the event.  If you attend, please make sure to visit our information table.

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