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What is Dementia?

Naudia Moorley, Psy.D.

“So, what is Dementia?”: The words “Oldtimers and/or Alzheimer’s” may immediately pop into your head; however, the word dementia includes much more than you may realize. Dementia can affect different areas of thinking, such as memory, language, and reasoning, is usually progressive, and has many possible causes, with the most common cause being Alzheimer’s disease. Additionally, it is NOT a normal part of aging and can start in mid-life! It can be a complex and unpredictable journey, particularly when one is unaware of the many challenges that can arise as dementia progresses. Please join us on this journey of discovery and empowerment as we learn dementia signs, symptoms, patterns of progression, and treatment options available.

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Understanding Behaviors in Dementia

Angela Allen, Ph.D., RN, CRRN

“Understanding Behaviors in Dementia – Challenges and Tips for Caregivers”: Providing care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia (ADRD) presents several challenges for family members and other caregivers. People with ADRD have a progressive brain disorder that makes it very difficult them to remember things, think clearly, communicate with others, understand others, balance their emotions and personalities and function appropriately to take care of themselves. This presentation will provide strategies for addressing behavioral problems and communication difficulties often experienced when caring for a person with ADRD.

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Stories of Lived Experiences

Arthena Caston; Jay Reinstein

What if you could gain some insight into your loved one’s journey with dementia? That’s exactly what our guests Arthena Caston and Jay Reinstein are hoping to offer in this session. They are currently living with early onset Alzheimer’s disease and members of the National Board of Directors for the Alzheimer’s Association. They share their stories and how they have embraced this next chapter of their lives. You’ll be inspired to hear how they have found new purpose, a way to reinvent themselves and offer perspective and support to anyone on this journey. They encourage others to keep communicating, exercising, accept help, take your prescribed medications, and work with your health team to ensure a higher quality of life. Stay positive and you can live well with this disease. They also offer their experience as caregivers for each other and other loved ones. This illuminating session brings caregiving and living with dementia to practical light.

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Essentials of Planning – in Caregiver Role

Adrienne Thompson, MS

Planning, scheduling, communicating, coordinating, are some of the practical tasks and expectations of being an effective dementia caregiver. Strategies to take care of yourself while also caring and taking care of others are presented in a way that helps you to walk away with your own plans. Should you have certain documents? What is your essential “to do” list as you go further in your caregiver journey? Ms. Thompson offers practical tips that help you build your caregiving plans, including what to do in the uncertain world of dementia caregiving when things don’t go according to plan. This session logically follows all the information and stories you have heard about dementia and caring for those living with dementia. The session explores applying much of your learnings to you and how you give care.

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Cultural Realities of Dementia Caregiving

Fayron Epps PhD, RN, FAAN

A candid conversation with Dr. Epps to discuss cultural realities of dementia caregiving. Dr. Epps will focus on the experiences of Black caregivers as it relates to navigating home life and the health system while engaging in self-care. She will highlight the need for program and supportive services to be culturally appropriate. Dr. Epps will share her current work “Caregiving while Black” and provide information on resources, tailored education, and how to receive support from faith communities.

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What Do We Do Now That We Know

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What is Dementia?

Naudia Moorley, Psy.D.

“So, what is Dementia?”: The words “Oldtimers and/or Alzheimer’s” may immediately pop into your head; however, the word dementia includes much more than you may realize. Dementia can affect different areas of thinking, such as memory, language, and reasoning, is usually progressive, and has many possible causes, with the most common cause being Alzheimer’s disease. Additionally, it is NOT a normal part of aging and can start in mid-life! It can be a complex and unpredictable journey, particularly when one is unaware of the many challenges that can arise as dementia progresses. Please join us on this journey of discovery and empowerment as we learn dementia signs, symptoms, patterns of progression, and treatment options available.

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Understanding Behaviors in Dementia

Angela Allen, Ph.D., RN, CRRN

“Understanding Behaviors in Dementia – Challenges and Tips for Caregivers”: Providing care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia (ADRD) presents several challenges for family members and other caregivers. People with ADRD have a progressive brain disorder that makes it very difficult them to remember things, think clearly, communicate with others, understand others, balance their emotions and personalities and function appropriately to take care of themselves. This presentation will provide strategies for addressing behavioral problems and communication difficulties often experienced when caring for a person with ADRD.

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Stories of Lived Experiences

Arthena Caston; Jay Reinstein

What if you could gain some insight into your loved one’s journey with dementia? That’s exactly what our guests Arthena Caston and Jay Reinstein are hoping to offer in this session. They are currently living with early onset Alzheimer’s disease and members of the National Board of Directors for the Alzheimer’s Association. They share their stories and how they have embraced this next chapter of their lives. You’ll be inspired to hear how they have found new purpose, a way to reinvent themselves and offer perspective and support to anyone on this journey. They encourage others to keep communicating, exercising, accept help, take your prescribed medications, and work with your health team to ensure a higher quality of life. Stay positive and you can live well with this disease. They also offer their experience as caregivers for each other and other loved ones. This illuminating session brings caregiving and living with dementia to practical light.

Sponsored By





Essentials of Planning – in Caregiver Role

Adrienne Thompson, MS

Planning, scheduling, communicating, coordinating, are some of the practical tasks and expectations of being an effective dementia caregiver. Strategies to take care of yourself while also caring and taking care of others are presented in a way that helps you to walk away with your own plans. Should you have certain documents? What is your essential “to do” list as you go further in your caregiver journey? Ms. Thompson offers practical tips that help you build your caregiving plans, including what to do in the uncertain world of dementia caregiving when things don’t go according to plan. This session logically follows all the information and stories you have heard about dementia and caring for those living with dementia. The session explores applying much of your learnings to you and how you give care.

Sponsored By





Cultural Realities of Dementia Caregiving

Fayron Epps PhD, RN, FAAN

A candid conversation with Dr. Epps to discuss cultural realities of dementia caregiving. Dr. Epps will focus on the experiences of Black caregivers as it relates to navigating home life and the health system while engaging in self-care. She will highlight the need for program and supportive services to be culturally appropriate. Dr. Epps will share her current work “Caregiving while Black” and provide information on resources, tailored education, and how to receive support from faith communities.

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What Do We Do Now That We Know

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What is Dementia?

Naudia Moorley, Psy.D.

“So, what is Dementia?”: The words “Oldtimers and/or Alzheimer’s” may immediately pop into your head; however, the word dementia includes much more than you may realize. Dementia can affect different areas of thinking, such as memory, language, and reasoning, is usually progressive, and has many possible causes, with the most common cause being Alzheimer’s disease. Additionally, it is NOT a normal part of aging and can start in mid-life! It can be a complex and unpredictable journey, particularly when one is unaware of the many challenges that can arise as dementia progresses. Please join us on this journey of discovery and empowerment as we learn dementia signs, symptoms, patterns of progression, and treatment options available.

Sponsored By




Understanding Behaviors in Dementia

Angela Allen, Ph.D., RN, CRRN

“Understanding Behaviors in Dementia – Challenges and Tips for Caregivers”: Providing care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia (ADRD) presents several challenges for family members and other caregivers. People with ADRD have a progressive brain disorder that makes it very difficult them to remember things, think clearly, communicate with others, understand others, balance their emotions and personalities and function appropriately to take care of themselves. This presentation will provide strategies for addressing behavioral problems and communication difficulties often experienced when caring for a person with ADRD.

Sponsored By





Stories of Lived Experiences

Arthena Caston; Jay Reinstein

What if you could gain some insight into your loved one’s journey with dementia? That’s exactly what our guests Arthena Caston and Jay Reinstein are hoping to offer in this session. They are currently living with early onset Alzheimer’s disease and members of the National Board of Directors for the Alzheimer’s Association. They share their stories and how they have embraced this next chapter of their lives. You’ll be inspired to hear how they have found new purpose, a way to reinvent themselves and offer perspective and support to anyone on this journey. They encourage others to keep communicating, exercising, accept help, take your prescribed medications, and work with your health team to ensure a higher quality of life. Stay positive and you can live well with this disease. They also offer their experience as caregivers for each other and other loved ones. This illuminating session brings caregiving and living with dementia to practical light.

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Essentials of Planning – in Caregiver Role

Adrienne Thompson, MS

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Cultural Realities of Dementia Caregiving

Fayron Epps PhD, RN, FAAN

A candid conversation with Dr. Epps to discuss cultural realities of dementia caregiving. Dr. Epps will focus on the experiences of Black caregivers as it relates to navigating home life and the health system while engaging in self-care. She will highlight the need for program and supportive services to be culturally appropriate. Dr. Epps will share her current work “Caregiving while Black” and provide information on resources, tailored education, and how to receive support from faith communities.

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What Do We Do Now That We Know

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