Waxter Wisdom: Alzheimer’s Disease

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Date(s) - May 8, 2013
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Waxter Senior Center

Contact Info:
410-396-4932 [email protected]

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Waxter Wisdom is a free workshop series geared toward the older adult population, persons with disabilities and our professionals. The free, full-day, workshop series will take place every month at the Waxter Senior Center.

Waxter Wisdom gives you the opportunity to be your own advocate. By learning the most up-to-date information regarding medical & financial matters, you are able to make informed decisions regarding your life. Professionals and consumers of Baltimore City are encouraged to attend.

Workshop Objectives:

Overview of Alzheimer’s Care by Christopher Marano, M.D.: Participants will become informed about the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, including research and drug study news, PET scans,  and blood tests.

Caregiver 101: Practical Solutions to Common Behavior Problems by Laura Gitlin, Ph.D.: Learn problem solving strategies to manage common behavior problems experienced by patients with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.

Voices of Experiences: Panels Discussion with Patients and Families Impacted by Memory Lossby Crystal Evans, MS: Caregivers discuss milestones in the caregiving process, such as getting a diagnosis, finding support services, making decisions about treatment, and handling caregivers stress.

Resources for Patients, Families and Professionals by Junnell Sample: Participants will learn about resources offered by the Alzheimer’s Association. 

Keeping Your Mind Sharp through Cognitive Stimulation by Miriam Mintzer, Ph.D.: Learn how mental exercise can keep your mind sharp and lower your risk of developing Alzheimer’s.

The Link Between Hearing Loss and Memory by Frank Lin, M.D, Ph.D.: Learn how older adults experiencing hearing loss are at greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and how patients with hearing loss can lower their risk of developing Alzheimer’s.