“Navigating the Unknown: Understanding the Dementia Journey” A Special Three-Part Series on Dementia
Sundays, January 12, January 19 & January 26, 2014 at Montefiore * 10 am
FREE & OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY!
Dr. Lori Stevic-Rust, Ph.D., AABPP, clinical psychologist and dementia expert, will be the featured speaker for “Navigating the Unknown:Understanding the Dementia Journey” – a special three-part mini-series to provide knowledge and insight into the person experiencing dementia, as well as support and resources for those that love them. Each session will be followed by a question and answer period: Sundays, January 12, January 19 and January 26, 2014 at 10 am (Montefiore’s Maltz Auditorium, One David N. Myers Parkway, Beachwood, Ohio, 44122). This event is free & open to the community. Join us for one, two or all three!
First Session: Sunday, January 12, 2014 * 10 am “What Was I Saying? Where Was I Going?”
Second Session: Sunday, January 19, 2014 * 10 am “Dementia Decision-Making.”
Third Session: Sunday, January 26, 2014 * 10 am “Successful Communication and Activities for People with Memory Loss.”
Sunday, January 12: “What Was I Saying? Where Was I Going?” This session will address the differences between Alzheimer’s, other dementias and normal memory loss due to aging; provide knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease; and insight into the thoughts and experiences of the person with dementia.
Sunday, January 19: “Dementia Decision-Making.” This session will discuss when it is no longer safe for the dementia sufferer to be home alone, to drive, and/or manage finances; what to do when a loved one says “I’m fine” and refuses help; important tips on selecting an appropriate care facility and determining when it’s time to make the transition and how to make the transition successful for the person with dementia, as well as other members of the family.
Sunday, January 26: “Successful Communication and Activities for People with Memory Loss.” This session will inform caregivers about communication changes with dementia, assist caregivers in developing practical skills to enhance ongoing communication, as well as present ways to understand behaviors associated with Alzheimer’s disease, and helpful strategies for managing them. It will also discuss the importance of activities for the person with dementia and how to design and structure activities that promote contented involvement and enhance quality of life.
About the Speaker: Dr. Stevic-Rust is a dementia expert and program advisor for Montefiore and The Weils. She holds a doctoral degree in psychology, a master’s degree in community counseling and has been awarded a Diplomate from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in Board Certified Clinical Health Psychology. She is also a contributing writer for Cleveland Business Connects magazine and is a regular media contributor to Fox 8 News and WKYC Channel 3. Dr. Stevic-Rust is a national speaker on numerous health-related topics with specialty areas in geriatrics and stress disorders.
A continental breakfast will be served. Space is limited. Register early by contacting Kristen Morelli, memory care program manager at 216. 910.2323 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Montefiore offers a full continuum of healthcare and wellness services to seniors in the community including post-hospital and long-term care, home healthcare, private duty services, assisted living memory care, palliative and hospice care and outpatient therapies. Assisted living, memory care and post-hospital rehab and nursing care are also available at The Weils, Montefiore’s senior campus located in Chagrin Falls.
This series is made possible through a grant from the Maurice Saltzman Youth Panel of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland and is presented in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, Cleveland Area Chapter.