Alzheimer’s Association Introduces ‘Lunch Time Learning’ Series for Caregivers

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Florida has the second-highest prevalence of Alzheimer's in the country, with more than 580,000 individuals battling the disease. On September 30 and October 19, join the Florida chapters of the Alzheimer’s Association for two “Lunch Time Learning” programs to help families navigate dementia caregiving for loved ones both near and far. Both programs will feature Certified Care Manager Heidi Brown and Alzheimer’s Community Educator Louise Gallagher as guest speakers. The first program on Sept. 30 will address the benefits of geriatric care management. The second program will share five insightful tips for long-distance caregivers.

“When it comes to making senior care decisions for a parent or loved one, it can be incredibly intimidating. A geriatric care manager, or aging life care professional managers, are trained health care professionals with a specialized focus on issues related to aging," said Brown. "We help families identify needs and find resources to meet those needs. Geriatric care managers can be especially helpful when family members live apart. We have extensive training but have no emotional ties or prior family history to navigate. Acting as advocates and guides throughout the aging process, we help long-distance families be successful caregivers.”

“Resetting Roles: The Gift of Geriatric Care Management” will be held at noon EDT on Thursday, Sept. 30. “Five Tips for Long-Distance Caregiving” will begin at noon EDT on Tuesday, Oct. 19. Both programs will be hosted virtually via Zoom, and registration is requested. To register, contact the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at (800) 272-3900 or visit bit.ly/ResettingRoles and bit.ly/AlzFiveTips.

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