The Adapt Series

The ADAPT Series is a 3-part education series focused on adaptive approaches to caregiving for those with dementia. These presentations will support and educate on relatable and practical modifications to every day care.  Each session of the series will take place on a date significant to increasing Alzheimer’s awareness. Each presentation provides 1 Social Work CEU.

The Adapt Series 2022

CLICK ON THE APPROPRIATE LINK(S) BELOW TO REGISTER.

NOTE: Registration for virtual attendance will be open until the event. The September presentation will be offered in person, as well as virtually. Seating for in person attendance is limited. In person registration will cut off at the number of attendees specified. Be sure to select the correct registration for the way you would like to attend the September session.

Please contact Brook at programs3@alzbr.org or 225-334-7494 for further assistance.

 

  • June 21/The Longest Day*:  Adaptive Eating Habits – Adria Thompson, SLP

Making sure a person with Alzheimer’s is eating can often be a tricky task. Learn about the different adaptive devices available to aid at meal time, as well as techniques to aid and encourage eating.

ONLINE ONLY. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO ATTEND VIRTUALLY.

*The Longest Day of the year is the summer solstice.  It is the day with the most amount of light.  It is a day that seems like it will not end.  Alzheimer’s caregivers can certainly relate to days that seem like they last forever and not because they are filled with light.  For most Alzheimer’s caregivers, days seem much longer than the normal 24 hours. Before the pandemic, an Alzheimer’s caregivers’ day could often feel like 36 hours.  During our recent COVID-19 pandemic, this 36 hours has expanded to feel like 56.  Can you imagine 56 hours of: 

          • The same questions or same stories over and over 
          • Having to help with basic tasks 
          • Having to provide 24/7 supervision for safety 
          • Often not even being able to be alone long enough to go to the bathroom or take a shower? 

In recognition of all that caregivers are and do for their loved ones, Alzheimer’s Services is recognizing The Longest Day with the first session of The Adapt Series.

 

  • September 21/World Alzheimer’s Day*:  Adaptive Bathing and Grooming – Chelsea Nichols, OT

Many caregivers experience challenges when it comes to bathing and grooming of their loved one. Chelsea Nichols is both an Occupational Therapist and Therapy Educator who will give practical suggestions and insightful recommendations on how to make bathing and grooming dementia-friendly.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO ATTEND IN PERSON

In person attendance is limited to 20 attendees and will be on a first come, first served basis. In person registration will cut off when registrations reach the 20 seat limit.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO ATTEND VIRTUALLY

*World Alzheimer’s Day is a day on which Alzheimer’s organizations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about Alzheimer’s and dementia.

 

  • November 16/Alzheimer’s Awareness Month*:  Adaptive Mindset – Carol B. Amos

Learn how a former caregiver positively shifted her own journey using The Caregiving Principle™, a needs-based thought process that can assist in more effective care for your loved one.

ONLINE ONLY. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO ATTEND VIRTUALLY.

*November was designated as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month nationally in 1983 by President Ronald Regan. This designation continues to be recognized as the tsunami of Baby Boomers affected grows. While Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area provides assistance for families impacted by Alzheimer’s and other memory-related impairments throughout the year, events in November bring special awareness to the disease and the difficulties families face.

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