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 earlier this year, 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.
To watch the recordings of these sessions, click the links to register for the event. You will be sent a confirmation email with information to either watch the recording on your computer or listen to the audio on your phone. Recordings can be joined at any time, and watched as many times as you wish.
Navigating a Dementia Diagnosis: What does this diagnosis mean? (Part 1)
Alzheimer’s Association Community Educator Cheryl Greenberg, Ed.D, facilitated and Dr. Mark Pippinger, a Behavioral Neurologist with Novant Health, was a presenter. 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)
Alzheimer’s Association Community Educator Cheryl Greenberg, Ed.D. facilitated 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)
Alzheimer’s Association Early-Stage Advisors Andrea Robert, Pam McElreath, and Jay Reinstein shared their experiences living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Alzheimer’s Association Community Educator Cheryl Greenberg, Ed.D., facilitated this interactive panel to include Q/A.