Webinars are free and open to the public. You do not need to be an ASA member to attend.
Includes one complimentary Continuing Education (CE) credit.
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Knowing the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease is important for early detection and diagnosis. Family members often are the first to notice the signs, but may struggle on how to approach their loved one about scheduling an appointment with their doctor. Once they do broach the subject, they may be met with resistance or denial. If a diagnosis is received, the individual and their family may be at a loss for what do next and what to expect for their loved one’s care needs. As professionals, it is important to help older adults and their families navigate life after a dementia diagnosis by providing them with useful information and support. Join this webinar during World Alzheimer’s Month to learn more about what to do next after a dementia diagnosis, what changes to expect and how to best care for someone living with dementia.
Participants in this webinar will be able to:
- Review the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease and the importance of diagnosis
- Discuss what to expect after a diagnosis and what changes are likely to occur
- Learn communication strategies and care tips to best support the individual
- Discover resources for professionals and families for diagnosis, care and support
Lakelyn Hogan Eichenberger, PhD, serves as gerontologist and caregiving advocate at the global headquarters of Home Instead. Hogan Eichenberger educates professionals in aging, families and communities on the unique challenges older adults face and the resources available to help them thrive. She also serves as a board member of the National Alliance for Caregiving, board chair for the Dreamweaver Foundation and chair of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Dementia Care Provider Roundtable.
Jenny Munro, MA, is a gerontologist and response team manager for Home Instead’s global headquarters. Munro leads the Home Instead response team in helping family caregivers navigate the complexities of the elder care continuum. And she is a certified Alzheimer's Journey Coordinator through Camden College.