The Alzheimer’s Association is pleased to announce its schedule of free live webinars. Offered at various times throughout the day, the topics range from general awareness to specific caregiving strategies. Webinars are recorded and available to those who are unable to attend. Join us for one, or all!
Though individuals with Alzheimer’s disease can have a tough time during the day, the nights can be especially challenging. Day and night can become confused, and late afternoons can be difficult due to a variety of contributing factors. We will look at those factors and discuss effective strategies for dealing with late day confusion, lethargy and sleeplessness.
Visiting a physician’s office can be an intimidating experience for people with memory loss and their caregivers. Whether seeking a diagnosis or going for a follow-up visit, it can be hard to think of what questions to ask or what information to share. Join us to learn what to expect from the appointment when dementia is suspected and what you can do to prepare for the visit.
Caregivers and family members of people with Alzheimer’s disease often wonder if there is something they can do to reduce their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Demetrius Maraganore, MD, Medical Director, NorthShore Neurological Institute and Director of NorthShore’s Center for Brain Health, will share his insight for reducing your risk of experiencing cognitive decline through treatment and management of specific risk factors and guided by results of genomic screenings. Additionally he will discuss how his team identifies at-risk patients and treats health issues and diseases that can affect the onset of brain disorders such early menopause, heart disease and diabetes.
All people with memory loss do not have dementia, and all people with dementia do not have Alzheimer’s disease. Understanding the difference between memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia is important in getting the right treatment and follow-up care. Learn what to do when your doctor suspects Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia.
► Watch Past Webinars
Alzheimer’s in the African-American Community: What you need to know
Alzheimer’s medications: What they are and what they do
Caregiver burnout: What to do when you have nothing left to give
Caregivers speak: I wish I knew then what I know now
Gadgets, gizmos and technology to make Alzheimer’s care safer and less stressful
How anyone can use art to help a person with Alzheimer’s
How to use simple physical activities to benefit people with dementia
How you can use music to help a person with Alzheimer’s
Improving cognition: How to use the senses for people with dementia
Learning to connect: Relating to the person with Alzheimer's
Paying for Alzheimer’s care: Resources to provide relief