For More Information
Julie Long at (585) 389-2456
Nazareth College and St. John’s Meadows, a senior living community, are proud to host a new lecture series focused on many different facets of Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Association Lecture Series will take place on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. An RSVP is required to (585) 760-5400 or (800) 272-3900. Each lecture will be at St. John’s Meadows in the multi purpose room of the Briarwood building. The lecture series is organized by students in Nazareth’s Aging and Community Service class, which is a unique class made up of both Nazareth students and elders from St. John’s Meadows. The lectures will be done by the educators at the Alzheimer’s Association.
November 17, 2010: Aging Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
This seminar will contrast normal aging with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, discuss other causes of dementia, identify ten warning signs, review treatment options, review the stages, and list research strategies.
December 15, 2010: Communication Through the Stages
Review of the ten commandments of communication and exploration of various approaches for the specific stages of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
January 19, 2011: Role Changes and Transitions
The topics covered in this program include new roles and responsibilities, changes in your relationship, family and friends, the need for planning and suggestions for coping.
February 16, 2011: Taking Care of Yourself
This discussion will cover warning signs of caregiver stress, ways to reduce caregiver stress, symptoms of depression, treatment of depression and the benefits of support groups.
March 16, 2011: Healthy Body, Healthy Brain
This class provides information about various causes of memory loss and what can be done to lead a brain healthy lifestyle.
April 20, 2011: Creating a Comprehensive Care Plan
The discussion will focus on creating a personal and financial profile, making decisions to plan for the future, to include becoming knowledgeable about the disease, connect with community resources and expand your support system.
May 18, 2011: Medicaid (Nursing Home Finance)
This workshop explores the role of Medicaid in long-term care and discusses information necessary to make an application to the program.
Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.