Alzheimer’s Live Chat – Healthy Habits for Family Caregivers
Live chat with expert: Brooks Kenny
Join Brooks Kenny, Executive Director of WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s, and your host Lakelyn Hogan of Home Instead Senior Care as we discuss healthy habits that may be particularly helpful for family caregivers. Some topics this chat may cover include:
This month, Home Instead’s Lakelyn Hogan, Gerontologist and Caregiver Advocate, and Molly Carpenter, author of Confidence to Care, join forces to answer your questions about dementia, caring for a loved one, and self-care.
This is your chance to get expert advice on anything from bathing tips to caregiver support. Some topics covered include:
Tips for alleviating dementia-related behavioral symptoms such as agitation or delusions
Join David Troxel, an expert in Alzheimer’s disease and memory care, and your host Lakelyn Hogan of Home Instead Senior Care as we talk about caring for your loved one living with Alzheimer’s or dementia over the holiday season. Some topics this chat covered include:
• Purposeful and engaging holiday activities
• Addressing stress and strain that can arise during this season
Join expert Meryl Comer, President and CEO of Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Initiative and 20-year caregiver, and your host Lakelyn Hogan of Home Instead Senior Care as we talk about the personal experience of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s. In addition to her role as a long-term family caregiver, Meryl is the New York Times bestselling author of “Slow Dancing With a Stranger,” an Emmy award–winning reporter, and Alzheimer’s advocate.
Some topics this chat may cover include:
Meryl’s personal story and experience caring for both her husband and mother
Tips and advice for family caregivers
The impact of caregiving on caregivers and signs you may need help
Using your voice and experience to advocate for change
Join expert Lynn Posluns of Women’s Brain Health Initiative and your host Lakelyn Hogan of Home Instead Senior Care as we talk about how women caring for someone with dementia can take care of their own brain. Some topics this chat may cover include:
Factors that impact women’s brain health
How to identify warning signs of an unhealthy brain
Practical tips to help prevent your own cognitive decline
Join expert Molly Carpenter & host Lakelyn Hogan of Home Instead Senior Care® as we talk about the person-centered care approach for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease & other forms of dementia.
Person-centered care takes into account all aspects of an individual’s life that can impact well-being, not just the disease and associated symptoms. It considers a person’s environment, social connections, beliefs and values, and more.
Listen as Michael Ellenbogen and Lakelyn Hogan of Home Instead Senior Care talk about the dementia diagnosis journey. Michael lived with a diagnosis of younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease for 10 years before he received new test results indicating his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s was in question. He shares about his experience and lessons learned along the way that may help other individuals on a quest for an accurate diagnosis.
Hear more about Michael’s own diagnosis journey
Understand the benefits of early diagnosis and the risks of mis-diagnosis
Learn how you can help advocate for better diagnosis processes and dementia research
Angela Taylor of the Lewy Body Dementia Association and host Lakelyn Hogan of Home Instead Senior Care talk about caring for individuals affected by Lewy body dementias (LBD). LBD are the second most common form of degenerative dementias after Alzheimer’s disease, but much more awareness, education and research is needed. Topics this chat covered include:
The cognitive and behavioral symptoms of LBD
Why early and accurate diagnosis is essential
Care techniques and treatments to improve quality of life
Listen as Dr. Julie Masters and host Lakelyn Hogan as they talk about how to prepare for the final years of life. Final years planning is about so much more than putting the appropriate legal documents in place. It’s also about how to live those final years more fully and having the right conversations at the right times to prepare for the road ahead. Some topics this chat covered include:
Tips for Socializing with Someone Living with Dementia
Live chat with expert: Jennifer FitzPatrick
Join expert Jennifer FitzPatrick and your host Lakelyn Hogan as we talk about how to make the most out of visits and interactions with someone experiencing communication challenges due to cognitive decline. Some topics this chat may cover include:
How to respond to repetition
Connecting through activity rather than conversation