Friday, January 14, 2011

The Importance of Structure and Routine

We're once again part of a free Town Hall Forum for caregivers of those with dementia, particularly Alzheimer's Disease, later this month. The deadline to enroll a loved one in free day care during the forum in San Marcos is approaching, so we wanted to highlight details of the informative session for both personal and professional caregivers.

"Stimulation, Structure & Routine: How to Create Successful Caregiving Strategies at Home"

Thursday, January 27, 2011
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Breakfast included)

Lake San Marcos Resort Conference Center
1025 La Bonita Drive
San Marcos, CA 92078

Join us as we spend the morning with medical experts from the ActivCare® and The George G. Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Centers medical advisory boards. Learn how to empower and protect yourself and your loved one. Topics for discussion include:

•The importance of structure and routine in the life of your loved one with Alzheimer's Disease
•Changes in behaviors and triggers to avoid
•Meaningful and stimulating activities for the different stages of Alzheimer's Disease
•The Adult Day Care Model -- why it works so well

Panelists include:

•Dr. Alan Berkowitz - Psychiatrist specializing in Geriatric Medicine
•Dr. Neil Levine - Internist
•Norma Brownell, LVN - ActivCare® Executive Director
•Dawn Carnerie-DeStefani - BSW, Glenner Adult Day Care Center Manager/Social Worker

To R.S.V.P., please call Health Care Group at (858) 565-4424.

Free adult day care during the event will be offered at The George G. Glenner Alzheimer's Family Centers. Reservations are required at least one week prior to the event. Please call our Encinitas Center at (760) 635-1895.

*This course meets the qualifications for three hours of continuing education credits for MFTs and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (#PCE 646) and three hours of continuing education credits as required by the Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 9035).