Spring 2021 Educational Series

Starting on June 3, MemoryCare will be providing a four-part educational series designed for caregivers to learn more about how to care for themselves and their loved one affected by dementia. These courses will be live-broadcast for online attendance only to ensure they are safely accessible during this time of isolation due to COVID-19. MemoryCare is grateful for the ability to offer these courses in a tele-education format as a result of funding from grants through The Duke Endowment, The Cannon Foundation and The Leverage Fund of the Dogwood Health Trust along with additional funds from private donors.

Courses are free and open to the public and will be presented as a live online broadcast from 2:00 – 3:30pm. See the corresponding course below to register. More detailed event information will be released closer to the series start date, please check this page for updates. Contact our office at 828-771-2219 or education@memorycare.org with any questions.

June 3, 2021

“Lifestyle Medicine for Brain Health”
presented by Dr. Brian Asbill, Cardiologist certified in Lifestyle Medicine

Can your risk for Alzheimer’s and other dementias be lowered? What foods are best for our brains?  What effect does exercise have on brain function?  What about the importance of sleep and social connection?  Come join us for a presentation and discussion of why healthy lifestyle behaviors are critical for optimal brain function! 

June 10, 2021

 “Planning Ahead: A Practical Guide to Advance Care Planning and End of Life Decisions”
presented by Dr. Stelley Gutman, MemoryCare Staff Physician.

An interactive workshop exploring how people want to be cared for at the end of their life. In this session, we will detail why it’s important to talk about this sometimes uncomfortable topic, how to start those conversations, and documentation that can help ensure end of life wishes are respected.

June 17, 2021

 “Restoring Balance when Dementia’s Symptoms Escalate”
presented by Cloud Conrad, dementia caregiver, trainer, and mentor.

This presentation will help you understand and anticipate motivations behind symptom-related behaviors of those living with dementia, identify common triggers for symptom-related escalations, transform negative emotions into positive ones, and navigate through escalations to restore a sense of well-being.

June 24, 2021

“Let’s Talk Caregiver Resources”
presented by Lindsey Kremer, BSW, and Carly Woods, BSW, MemoryCare Care Managers

Whether you’re a Caregiver College graduate or are new to caregiving, we invite you to join us as we review and discuss the many resources provided in MemoryCare’s Caregiver College sessions. We’ll highlight the usefulness of these resources and how they can be applied to unique caregiving challenges.

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.