Silver Alert #2: Wandering Prevention
Silver Alert: What to Expect When a Loved One Wanders
Caring for a loved with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia is a 24/7 job. No matter how vigilant the care-partner, a person with Alzheimer’s can wander and become lost. Wandering happens with 60% of those living with dementia.
Alzheimer’s Tennessee volunteer advocates helped improve Tennessee’s response to wandering and lost seniors. Since the Volunteer State’s enhanced “Silver Alert System“ took effect in June of 2021 more than 70 lost adults have been reunited with their families.
During “Silver Alert Awareness Month.” Alzheimer’s Tennessee is offering a series of webinars to help caregivers learn about the Silver Alert System and prepare in case a loved one wanders.
Medical Overview of FTD
We are learning more each day about Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and how it impacts personality, behavior and language.
Dr. Monica Crane has information about the medical aspects of FTD and the latest treatments.
Communication Strategies for Care Partners of those Living with FTD
FTD, or Frontotemporal Dementia often effects the speech of those living with the disease. Becky Khayum, M.S., CCC-SLP shares some important communication strategies for caregivers.
Caregiving During the Holidays
Caring for a person with dementia is complicated every day. Adding the stress and expectations of the Holidays, can make it even more complicated. Dementia care expert Melanie Bunn shares her tips to make this time of year as joyful as possible for everyone.
View slides from presentation here: Melanie Bunn_copingcaring covid holidays.pdf
Approaches to Problematic Behaviors in Alzheimer’s Disease: To Treat or Not to Treat
Presented by Dr. Angela Massey Hill, PharmD, CPh, Professor and Associate Dean of Clinical Practice , USF Health Taneja College of Pharmacy
Research Advances in Alzheimer's DIsease Therapies: Alzheimer's Research Update
While there is no cure for Alzheimer's disease, some of America's top scientists are searching for new treatments every day. In part 1 of our 3 part series, Gregory A. Jicha, MD, Professor in the Department of Neurology and Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, at the University of Kentucky shares the latest research from his team.
Parts 3 of this series are coming up. Click here to register.
December 14: The Implications of COVID Infection on the Brain and its Functions: Angela Massey Hill, PharmD, CPh
What Every Caregiver Needs to Know and When They Need to Know It:
Three Part Webinar Series
The first of an informative three part webinar series presented by a panel of experts in senior care. Session one discusses options for aging in place. Learn about advance directives, in home non- medical care, care managers, adult day programs and support groups.
- Phil Martin, Honoring Our Choices: The importance of having advance directives, when they should be completed and what a POA can or cannot do.
- Amanda Moore, Tennessee Center for Estate & Elder Law, PLLC: Elder law and the benefits of estate planning for families.
- Tina Buchanan, Visionary Care Consultants: What a geriatric care manager does, and when a family may need to hire one.
- Daniel Parks, Caregivers by Whole Care: In home non-medical care services- what services they can and cannot provide and how to pay for these services.
- Maryanne Oglesby-Sutherly, The Veranda Ministries: Adult day programs and the services they provide families.
- Cheryl Blanchard, Alzheimer’s Tennessee: the value of support groups.
Join us for the second in a three part 90 webinar series presented by a panel of experts in senior care. In Session Two panelists will address a topic that most families face sooner or later: How do I know it is time to for my loved one to receive care outside of the home?
- Megan Naiser, Senior Living Placement Consultant, will discuss how a senior placement specialist can help you choose the right community.
- Jordyn Nielson, Morning Pointe Senior Living, discusses Assisted Living Communities.
- Stephanie Roselli, The Lantern at Morning Pointe Spring Hill Outlines the services available in Memory Care and how to know when your loved one needs this kind of Community.
- Lisa Olson, The Reserve at Spring Hill answers your questions about Skilled Nursing Facilities.
- Jennifer Burke, RN, HighPoint Hospice & HighPoint Palliative Care will talk about the benefits of palliative care and hospice services.
- Cheryl Blanchard, LMSW, Alzheimer’s Tennessee leads the discussion.
As families gather for the holidays, they have an opportunity to check in on loved ones they may not have seen for a while.
How can you tell the difference between normal aging and signs of dementia? If you have concerns, what should your next steps be? Join us as Dr. David Hutchings answers these and other questions.
David T Hutchings, Ph.D. specializes in geriatric neuropathology and dementias. He is the founder of Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care, LLC. A private practice firm focused on the evaluation, treatment and clinical education of all forms of dementia. Dr Hutchings works on the state and national levels for clinical education to practitioners and caregivers. He is also the Chief Operations Officer for Spectramed. He serves as a faculty member at John Patrick University in the department of Dementia/Alzheimer’s Medical program as well as co– chair for the university’s Cognitive and Memory Disorders Clinic. Dr Hutchings is a well known national and local speaker on topics related to Alzheimer’s and related dementias.
Understanding VA Benefits Webinar
Originally presented Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Knox County Veterans Services Officer, Tom Humphries presents the newest information and answers your questions about benefits available from the Veterans Administration.
COVID and Adapting in the Moment
Originally Presented April 6, 2021 as part of a series supported in part by Vanderbilt University Medical Center Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program, HRSA Grant 1-U1Q-HP 033085-01-00
Presenter Karen Stobbe has a passion for teaching innovative and successful caregiving strategies to help individuals with dementia live in the moment. She is co-developer of the “Hand in Hand” video that was produced by CMS and is distributed to every nursing facility in the country. Her Father and Mother are her inspirations for so desperately wanting to educate the world by bringing her unique perspective to the audience. Karen was working as an actress, director, writer and instructor of theatre when her Dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Her life has taken on a new focus and new meaning in combining the knowledge of her two worlds into one life work.
Being an Effective Caregiver Presented by a Panel with Personal Experience in Caregiving
Originally Presented March 24, 2021, as part of a series supported in part by Vanderbilt University Medical Center Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program, HRSA Grant 1-U1Q-HP 033085-01-00
Johnny Johnson has been his wife’s primary caregiver since she was diagnosed at the age of 57 with Early On-Set Alzheimer’s in 2018. Johnny’s wife has now entered into Hospice care and is doing well. He has experienced the full spectrum of caregiving over the past 4 years and has much to offer from the male perspective.
Sandy Hayes is one of the main caregivers for her sister-in law. Sandy assists her brother with his wife’s care. To help manage her care, they share a bit of a unique living arrangement: Sandy and her husband live on one side of their home, while Sandy’s brother and sister-in-law live on the other side.
Virginia Conger was a caregiver for her husband who served as the Mayor of Jackson for 22 years. Their grandson Scott is now the city's Mayor.
A Caregiver’s Toolbox: What You Need To Know
Originally presented March 17, 2021 as part of a series supported in part by Vanderbilt University Medical Center Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program, HRSA Grant 1-U1Q-HP 033085-01-00
Presented by Melinda Bilbrey
Melinda has 40 years of experience in long-term care, working with patients who have dementia and their families. She has been a support group leader for more than 30 years, accumulating a wealth of knowledge to share with families during their journeys with dementia.
Caregiving Health Risks & Maintaining Your Health
Originally presented March 10, 2021 as part of a series supported in part by Vanderbilt University Medical Center Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program, HRSA Grant 1-U1Q-HP 033085-01-00
Presented by Dr. James Powers
Director, Middle Tennessee Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program
Vanderbilt University Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine
Help Is Available! Don’t Wait Too Late to Find Needed Resources
Originally presented Feb. 25, 2021 as part of a series supported in part by Vanderbilt University Medical Center Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program, HRSA Grant 1-U1Q-HP 033085-01-00
Presented by a Panel of Experts in Community Services:
Elizabeth Moss, President & Founder of Caregivers by Whole Care
Sheila Uselton, Director of Business Development at Brookdale Senior Living
Kayse Martin, Director of Community Engagement, Council on Aging
The Forgotten Caregiver - Understand why caregivers fall through the support cracks and how to prevent it from happening to you
Originally presented Feb. 18, 2021 as part of a series supported in part by Vanderbilt University Medical Center Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program, HRSA Grant 1-U1Q-HP 033085-01-00
Featured Speaker: Robyn Arab, BSW, CMC, Founder & Co-Host www.Daughtersonfire.com
View slides from presentation here: The Forgotten Caregiver_RobynArab.pdf
Memory Loss and Cognitive Decline: Is it Alzheimer’s Disease or a Related Dementia?
Originally presented Feb. 11, 2021 as part of a series supported in part by Vanderbilt University Medical Center Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program, HRSA Grant 1-U1Q-HP 033085-01-00
Introduction: Dr. James Powers, Director, Middle Tennessee Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program, Vanderbilt University Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine
Featured Speaker: Dr. David Hutchings, licensed speech-language pathologist with specialization in geriatric neuropathology & dementia.
View slides from presentation here: DrHutchings_Understanding Dementia 2021.pdf
De-Stress & Relax:
A Physician Shares Mindfulness Strategies for Caregivers during the Holidays
Originally presented Friday, Dec. 11, 2020
Dr. Rocio Huet
View slides from presentation here: Mindfulness for Holidays with Dr Huet.pdf
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Physician's Overview of Alzheimer's and Related Dementias
Originally presented Thursday, Nov 19, 2020
Dr. Cynthia Pearman with UT Medical Center
View slides from presentation here: DrPearman_AlzCOVID.pdf
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Caring & Coping Caregiver Workshop Webinar:
Caregiving during the Holidays and COVID-19
Originally presented Tuesday, Nov 10, 2020
Legal Presentation: Bailey Schiermeyer, JD
View slides from presentation here: BaileySchiermeyer_presentation.pdf
A Conversation with a Pharmacist:
Originally presented, August 19, 2020
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