Spring 2023 Educational Series

Starting on June 8, 2023, 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.

June 8, 2023
2:00 – 3:30 pm

Creating Time: A Practical Self-Care Workshop for Caregivers
presented by Elizabeth Lackey, MSW, MemoryCare Lead Care Manager

So often, caregivers are told to practice self-care with very little direction on how carve out time in their busy schedules to do so. This workshop aims to set time aside to create a personalized, take-home plan for caregivers to enhance their self-care routines.

June 15, 2023
2:00 – 3:30 pm

Challenging Behavioral Expressions in People With Dementia – an Attachment Perspective

presented by Edward G. Shaw, MD, MA

Challenging behaviors such as resisting care, agitation, and wandering, to name a few, are some of the most difficult situations family care partners and professional caregivers encounter in people living with dementia.  In his presentation, Dr. Ed Shaw, physician, mental health counselor, and author, will introduce you to the psychology of attachment, which is the way in which we form and maintain love bonds in our relationships with family and friends.  Equipped with this knowledge, Dr. Shaw will illustrate through examples how you can respond to challenging behavioral expressions in your loved one with dementia in a confident, calming, and loving way.

June 22, 2023
2:00 – 3:30 pm

Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention & Treatment 2023
presented by Kathleen A. Welsh-Bohmer, PhD

A discussion covering the advances we have made in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of dementia.

June 29, 2023
2:00 – 3:30 pm

Let’s Talk Caregiver Resources
presented by Elizabeth Lackey, MSW, & 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.