Living with Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders
Living with or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or other dementia can be difficult, especially on the relationships in your life. This workshop will show a brief documentary about a couple living with Alzheimer’s, followed by a panel discussion that will address signs and symptoms, strategies for living with the disease, strategies for caregivers, and resources where you can turn for help. The session will end with a guided meditation and instructions for at-home meditation, an excellent stress relieving tool for caregivers. This workshop is free of charge and open to the public.
Brought to you by: The Dover Church, Dover Council on Aging, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham, Hebrew SeniorLife, Avita of Needham, The Alzheimer’s Association MA & NH Chapter, Jog Your Memory and Mary Jo Ricketson.
Dr. Epstein-Lubow, Hebrew Senior Life
Mary Jane McGill, Avita of Needham and Alzheimer’s caregiver for 18 years
Janet Jankowiak, Author and retired geriatric and behavioral neurologist
Jess Rice, Founder, Jog Your Memory
Panel Moderator & Contributor: Christine Bunnell, Alzheimer’s Association, MA & NH Chapter
Meditation: Mary Jo Ricketson