In the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease, families face new questions as they adjust. What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? Hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association in North Carolina, this virtual three-part series provides practical answers to the questions that arise in the early stage. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you can do to cope with the changes that come with an early-stage diagnosis. You are invited to register for all three, or just those sessions that fit best in your schedule and interests.
Navigating a Dementia Diagnosis: What does this diagnosis mean? (Part 1)
February 10, 2021 | 12:00pm-1:15pm
Alzheimer’s Association Community Educator Cheryl Greenberg, Ed.D, will be facilitating and Dr. Mark Pippinger, a Behavioral Neurologist with Novant Health, will be presenting. Topics include: Understanding the disease and diagnostic process, symptoms of early stage and approaches to managing, and the relationship(s) among doctors, patients, and care partners.
Navigating a Dementia Diagnosis: The Power of Planning (Part 2)
February 17, 2021 | 12:00pm-1:15pm
Alzheimer’s Association Community Educator Cheryl Greenberg, Ed.D. will be facilitating a panel presentation followed by Q/A. Panelists include Corinne Auman (family caregiving and aging expert), Alyssa Botte (psychotherapist in memory counseling), and Marjorie Brown (elder law attorney). Topics include: Care planning / care teams / care management, legal and financial overview, and an exploration of family and friends, relationships, and self-care.
Navigating a Dementia Diagnosis: Live Well (Part 3)
February 24, 2021 | 12:00pm-1:15pm
Alzheimer’s Association Early-Stage Advisors Andrea Robert, Pam McElreath, and Jay Reinstein will be sharing their experiences living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Alzheimer’s Association Community Educator Cheryl Greenberg, Ed.D., will be facilitating this interactive panel to include Q/A.