Details
Start:

October 2 - 04:00 pm

End:

November 6 - 06:00 pm

Click to Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/resilient-living-with-dementia-series-october-2019-registration-65799063771
Organizer

LiveWell

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/livewell-17396955161
Venue

LiveWell

1261 South Main Street, Southington, CT 06479

Southington, CT, US, 06479

Have you been recently diagnosed with dementia such as Alzheimer’s?  Are you caring for a friend or family member?


Join us for a six week series to learn more about dementia and the first steps you can take to feel more prepared to live with or care for someone with dementia.  Come in person or join us via Zoom Video Conferencing.


See Event Dates and Topics below and Click REGISTER  to select each event topic you wish to attend. Thank you.


Oct. 2: Understanding People and Dementia (4-6:00 PM)


Session Topics covere are:



  • Understanding Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias

  • Understanding Changes and Stages

  • Understanding People

  • Resources and Services


Oct. 9:New Ways of Relating:  Empathy, Communication, and Managing Symptoms, Part 1 (4-6:00 PM)


Session Topics covere are:



  • Empathy

  • Understanding actions, reactions, and expressions

  • Words matter

  • Partnering for well-being




Oct. 16: New Ways of Relating:  Empathy, Communication, and Managing Symptoms, Part 2 (4-6:00 PM)


Session Topics covere are:



  • Building emotional connections

  • Understanding ill-being, symptoms, and behavioral expressions

  • Supporting a Life I want to Live

  • Practical Strategies: Task and Environmental Modfication


Oct. 23:  Taking Care of Things… and Yourself (4-6:00 PM) 


Session Topics covere are:



  • Importance of legal planning

  • Role of eldercare attorney

  • Introduction to basic legal terminology

  • Importance of self-care

  • Resources for self-care




Oct. 30:Decision Making and End of Life Choices (4-6:00 PM)


Session Topics covere are:



  • Phases of transition

  • Advanced care planning in dementia

  • Palliative and hospice care

  • Guideposts and reflective questions to facilitate decision making




Nov. 6: Staying Engaged and Healthy (4-6:00 PM)


Session Topics covere are:



  • Panel of persons living with dementia and care partners

  • Opportunities for Engagement 

  • (Re)Discovering your Interests

  • Building your Personalized Action Plan


This series is being offered free of charge as a part of LiveWell’s ACL/ADPI grant project number  


All sessions are held in the Jean Stolba Center at LiveWell.


If you cannot join us, or prefer to join us by Zoom Webinar,


please register to receive the webinar link.