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October
31
2014
Fri
     Event: Assessing and Addressing Pain
Location: Muckelshoot Elders in Home Support Services 17800 Southeast 392nd St Auburn, WA 98092
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

 People with dementia are at higher risk of experiencing unrelieved pain, which in turn can worsen cognitive impairment. How can we identify, assess and respond to pain in people with dementia, particularly if they are unable to accurately self-report their pain? This class will address these issues and provide tools for improving client/resident comfort.
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November
3
2014
Mon
     Event: The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer's disease
Location: Northshore Senior Center 10201 East Riverside Drive, Bothell
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

 Is dementia a normal part of aging? What is the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia? This class will answer these questions and cover the basics, including risk factors, diagnosis, stages of Alzheimer’s, treatments, and resources. We will also discuss the benefits of early detection.    
 
The one-hour class briefly reviews risk factors, types of dementia, and how the brain is affected by Alzheimer’s disease.  The two-hour class covers these topics in more detail.  
 
Please note: this presentation is appropriate for the person with mild memory loss but not for the person with moderate or advanced memory loss.
 
Call Jody Dearborn for more information and to RSVP at 425.286.1047
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November
4
2014
Tue
     Event: Yakima Alzheimer's Community Conference
Location: Yakima Convention Center, 10 North 8th Street Yakima, WA 98901
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:45 PM

The Yakima Alzheimer's Community Conference is designed to provide tools and encouragement to family caregivers and health care professionals caring for people impacted by dementia.

Each attendee will be able to attend a total of 4 sessions: Opening and Closing General Sessions with Spanish Interpreters
Two breakout sessions for each of the following: Family Caregivers, English | Family Caregivers, Spanish | Health Care Professionals, English
 
 
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     Event: Self Care for the Dementia Caregiver
Location: Lodge at Mallard's Landing, 7083 Wagner Way, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Family caregivers of people with dementia have one of the most difficult and challenging journeys, one that often ends in burnout. They commonly feel that it is not possible for them to take time for themselves, even though doing so may be a lifesaver. In this class we will explore ways for family caregivers to take care of themselves so that they can better take care of their loved ones.

Pre-registration is required. To register or to learn more call 253.858.4990.

Please note: this presentation is not appropriate for the person with memory loss.

November
5
2014
Wed
     Event: Legal and Financial Issues
Location: Hosted by Multicare Good Samaritan Home Health & Hospice at Life Care Center of Puyallup 511 10th Ave SE Puyallup, WA.
Time: 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM

For People living with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease in their families, planning for the future needs to be done as early in the disease process as possible. Learn about what legal and financial issues to consider, what programs are available to help, and how to, put plans in place.
Space is limited, preregistration is required: (253) 301-6464
 
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November
6
2014
Thu
     Event: Legal and Financial Planning
Location: Bellevue YMCA 14230 Bel-Red Rd, Bellevue, WA
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Part 1 – Legal Planning – 1 hour

Legal and financial planning, as early in the disease as possible, are of paramount importance for those who have dementia and their families. This class will provide practical information on topics such as making legal plans that fit your needs, important legal documents and what they mean, strategies for making a long term plan of care, how to find legal and financial assistance, government programs that can help pay for care, and tax deductions and credits. 

Please RSVP to 425-688-5806

 Please note: this presentation is appropriate for the person with mild memory loss but not for the person with moderate or advanced memory loss.

 

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