Recordings Now Available for Confident Caregiver Symposium

More than 11 million family and friends, including 358,000 in North Carolina, provide unpaid care to people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias in the United States. In the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease, those who were care partners now become hands-on caregivers. Hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association in North Carolina earlier this year, catch our multi-part series where you’ll hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s. The series is now available via recording.

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.

Confident Caregiver Symposium

Understanding the Progression of Alzheimer’s and Dementia

This program covers the progression of Alzheimer’s and other dementias particularly as the disease evolves in the middle stage. The presentation explains what is occurring in the brain so that caregivers better understand what is driving changes in their loved one. Information about treatments on the horizon and clinical trials are also shared. Dr. Claire Sexton, director of Scientific Programs & Outreach at the Alzheimer’s Association*, is the presenter.

Caregivers Talk, A Panel: Experiences and Insights of Caregiving

This program includes panelists who share their experiences and insights of caregiving from a variety of perspectives such as spouse and adult child caregiver/care partner). Panel includes: Dr. Paul Brown (caregiver/speaker/author), Barbara Ivey (certified dementia practitioner/author), and Elizabeth Reinstein (caregiver).

Communication, Behavior, and Intimacy: A Deeper Dive into Interpersonal Changes

This program covers changes in communication and behavior and how these affect our relationships including intimacy. Alyssa Szymanski Botte, MA, MDiv, LCMHC, a psychotherapist at New Day Counseling, is the presenter.

The multi-part series is designed for individuals with a recent diagnosis and/or in the middle stages of Alzheimer’s and related dementia diseases, their families and care-partners. General public interested in learning more about planning, resources, and services that are available may also find this series useful.

*Bios for all panels can be found here.

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