Announcements and Events - updated quarterly
MemoryCare will present a play competition of three original one act plays submitted by playwrights from across the nation. The plays will be produced for a dramatized staged reading with the audience selecting the prize ranking.
The Play Competition will be at Grace Centre
495 Cardinal Road, Mills River, NC
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Reception at 6:15pm Performance at 7pm
Tickets are $15 and include a reception with refreshments. We recommend reserving your tickets in advance by calling 828-274-4801, when you hear the prompt enter ext. 2249. Tickets will be sold at the door.
To meet the challenging needs of caring for an older person with dementia in a timely frame MemoryCare is offering a new service. The service is primarily for caregivers not currently enrolled in MemoryCare who need help locating suitable resources to assist them in caring for their loved one. Families considering enrollment may choose to utilize this service prior to their enrollment, if they have a more immediate non-medical need.
A one hour consultation will take place with a MemoryCare trained care management professional to review specific caregiver needs and provide support and guidance toward available resources. Examples of areas where this service can be of help include: direction in finding respite services, guidance in evaluating facility care, education in how to handle dementia related behaviors, managing caregiver stress, finding dementia appropriate activities, and where to take fraud concerns.
Pamela Lessig has helped adults deal with important decisions regarding the care of their loved one for years. She has worked at MemoryCare as a caremanager and counseled families with eldercare issues. Her credentials include an M.A, M.B.A, and an L.P.C.
The cost for this service is $55. For more information, please contact MemoryCare at 771-2219.
Family Caregiver Education Program
Date: Begins March 12th, 2013
Time : 4:00pm—6:00pm at MAHEC Education Building - Balsam Room
Session 1: (3/12/13) Overview of Dementia
Session 2: (3/19/13) Transitioning from Independence to Interdependence
Session 3: (3/26/13) Functional and Behavioral Changes of Dementia
Session 4: (4/2/13) Dementia Treatment Options and Risk Reduction
Session 5: (4/9/13) Maintaining Your Own Health
Session 6: (4/16/13) Conclusions
* Contact MemoryCare to learn when the next session begins.
A series of 6 two-hour lectures will be provided for caregivers of persons with memory disorders. Sessions are designed to im-prove caregiver understanding of different aspects of dementia care. The instructor for the course will be a staff member of the MemoryCare team. Slides and handouts will be available. Space is limited so please sign up at our office in advance. There is no fee for caregivers enrolled in MemoryCare and for others, there is an attendance fee for the course.
CAREGIVER DEMENTIA EDUCATION ONLINE PROGRAM
Professionals, earn continuing education credits...ONLINE ANYTIME!
With increased knowledge, you can improve the creativity, compassion, and scope of responses when planning and providing care for persons with dementia.
All programs in this series are available on the web at:
www.mahec.net/calender Keyword: MemoryCare
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Presentations from Teepa Snow's Workshops
Tuesday May 8, 2012
Making Interactions More Positive and Productive: Building Skills That Make a Difference
Caring at the End of the Journey
Family - Building Helping Skills
I Will Change
Handout from the Workshop: Making Interactions more Positive and Productive
An opportunity you should know about…
Often people ask what they can do to lessen their chance of having Alzheimer’s disease. The Bryan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Duke University Medical Center is offering an opportunity for cognitively healthy people over age 55 to participate in an Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention Registry. If you are interested and would like to be notified of opportunities to participate in Alzheimer’s prevention studies, please enroll in the registry via telephone or through the secure online address listed below so that you can be contacted if you qualify for one of their studies. There is so much we need to learn about the brain and aging- we hope you will take advantage of this opportunity.
Margaret A. Noel, MD, Virginia H. Templeton, MD, Thomas S. Kaluzynski, MD, Terry Mulligan, MS, PA-C
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MemoryCare discusses Dementia; Click links below to listen to two different radio interviews
(if you are unable to locate, click on "evening rounds"
and the session is dated 11-2-10.)
“The Journey- Confronting the Challenges of Memory Loss”
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CAREGIVER NETWORK NEWS
A monthly newsletter for caregivers of loved ones with memory loss
Click here to sign up for CareGiver Network News e-newsletter!
Memory Caregivers Network Meetings
Perry N. Rudnick Endowment Fund of the
Community Foundation of Henderson County
The all-volunteer MemoryCaregivers Network and auxiliary of MemoryCare reaches out to caregivers with encouragement, fellowship, caregiver tips, and MemoryCare resource information.
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Kudos & Awards
Georgia Crump Certified Nursing Assistant Award
Lisa Dickhausen and Teresa Lunsford - Recipients of the 2012 Georgia Crump Certified Nursing Assistant Award
Asheville, NC – Lisa Dickhausen, certified nursing assistant from White Oak Manor Rutherfordton and Teresa Lunsford, certified nursing assistant from VA Medical Center, were honored with the Georgia Crump Certified Nursing Assistant Recognition Award at MAHEC's 13th Annual WNC Nursing Assistant Conference on October 11, 2012.
The award, including a plaque and monetary stipend, is presented annually and was established by MemoryCare to honor nursing assistants for the heroic work they do every day.
Georgia Crump Certified Nursing Assistant Award Recipients
2003 – Georgia Crump – Mission Hospitals
2004 - Anna Shelley - Brooks Howell
2005 – Beth Galloway – Black Mountain Center
2006 – Phyllis Jenkins – Mission Hospitals
2006 – Patricia Cunningham – Angel Home Health & Hospice
2007 – Brenda Boston – Spruce Pine Community Hospital
2008 – Norlynn Roland – Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community
2009 – Kerry Whitaker – Pardee Hospital
2010 - Tracy Conseen - Cherokee Indian Hospital & Edna Crowe - Mission Hospital
2011 - Roger Edmonds - Madison Health and Rehabilitation
2012 - Lisa Dickhausen - White Oak Manor Rutherfordton
2012 - Teresa Lunsford - VA Medical Center