Fall 2022 Educational Series

Starting on September 15, 2022, MemoryCare will be providing an educational series designed for caregivers to learn more about how to care for themselves and their loved one affected by dementia. Courses are free, open to the public, and will be presented as a live online broadcast. See the corresponding course below to register. Contact our office at 828-771-2219 or education@memorycare.org with any questions.

September 15, 2022
12:30 – 2:00 pm

Dementia and Driving Safety: When is it time to stop driving?
Presented by Jan Stephanides
Occupational Therapist and Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist, UNC Health Blue Ridge

Driving is a skill that requires clear thinking, attention, anticipation and swift decision-making skills. The development of dementia often makes driving dangerous. At the same time, many drivers resist advice to set aside the keys and continue driving. Families often find themselves in a no-win situation as they try to persuade a loved one to stop driving. Learn about the effects of the disease on driving, red flags for driving cessation, if a formal driving evaluation is necessary, and how to talk with your loved one about driving cessation.

September 22, 2022
2:00 – 3:30 pm

How to Choose and Transition to a Long Term Care Setting
Presented by Barbara Kenney, MS, BSN, RN, ACM, CCM
Director of Care Management with AdventHealth

A discussion on the types of long-term care, what the financial implications of each are, how to search for long-term care, and how to make the transition.

September 29, 2022
2:00 – 3:30 pm

Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade: The 5 Love Languages and the Alzheimer’s Journey
presented by Dr. Edward Shaw, MD, MA
Physician, Mental Health Counselor, and Author

A discussion based on Dr. Shaw’s book, Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade: The 5 Love Languages and the Alzheimer’s Journey.  This collaborative, groundbreaking work between a healthcare professional, caregiver, and relationship expert will: Provide an overview of the love languages and Alzheimer’s disease, correlate the love languages with the developments of the stages of AD, discuss how both the caregiver and care receiver can apply the love languages, address the challenges and stresses of the caregiver journey, offer personal stories and case studies about maintaining emotional intimacy amidst AD.

MemoryCare’s community education is supported through donations – your help is appreciated!

MemoryCare is nonprofit charitable organization whose mission is three-fold:  To provide specialized medical care to older adults with cognitive impairment; to support caregivers with education, counseling, and improved access to services; and to provide community education.

MemoryCare is a 501(c)3 public charity as determined by the Internal Revenue Service, Federal Tax ID: 56-2178294.  
Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the Charitable Solicitation Licensing Section at 919-814-5400.  The license is not an endorsement by the State.

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