Are you a current caregiver or community partner interested in supporting the Alzheimer’s community? The Alzheimer’s Association, Eastern North Carolina Chapter is proud to be a sponsor of the Duke Caregiver Community Events being offered by Association partner, Duke Health. Get connected with local resources that can help you care for your loved one during these upcoming events.
The Duke Caregiver Community Events will take place twice in 2022, each time with unique content and presentations. First is a series of virtual presentations and it will be followed by an in-person conference in Durham, N.C. that will include several educational sessions, a wellness clinic, demonstration area, and more than 80 exhibitors. Each event will feature different educational content and resources. Attendees can participate in as many sessions that fit into their calendar that day (Full day attendance is not required).
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Free to attend
Includes presentations on the following topics:
- Understanding Dementia
- Disease and At-Home Needs
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Financial and Legal Needs
- Managing Communication and Relationships
- Technology in Caregiving
See full list of virtual programs being offered on September 20.
Featured Alzheimer’s Association Virtual Presentations:
The Challenges of Funding Care Over a Lifetime
Presenter: Frank Summers, Certified Financial Planner, Cetera Investors
Serious illnesses are expensive, and most caregivers make significant financial and personal sacrifices to care for a loved one. Learn how to fund care, avoid costly financial mistakes, and help caregivers manage their own finances.
Changing Relationships in Caregiving
Presenter: Rev. Alyssa Botte, MDiv, MA, LCMHC, Greenway Counseling & Wellness
This program will explore how neurocognitive disorders and caregiving responsibilities impact and change relationships. Participants will learn to identify common relational changes that occur due to dementia, such as changes in communication, intimacy, roles, and responsibilities. You will also learn to implement coping strategies to improve connection and self-care.
In-Person (Sheraton Imperial, Durham)
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Cost (with lunch provided):
$75/health care industry professionals
This event will feature exhibitors and demonstrations:
- Portraits of Dementia Exhibit: This gallery includes photos of people living with dementia to destigmatize the disease and better understand the human side of dementia.
- DukeWELL-ness Clinic: 15-minute wellness visit to check your cholesterol, blood pressure, cardiovascular health, and more.
- “Creating a Safe Space” Demonstration Area: Experts showcase examples of potential hazards in an older adult’s living space and how to make changes for a safer environment.
- Nearly 80 community resource organizations: Walk the show floor and meet representatives from groups that offer services for assisted living, legal needs, maintaining an active lifestyle, and more.
See full list of presentations being offered on October 28.