ENGLEWOOD, N.J.– Alzheimer's New Jersey will present a free, half-day conference at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center for caregivers of Alzheimer's patients.
"Caregivers face many complex issues while providing care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia," organizers said. "This conference will provide practical information about how to cope with the unique challenges of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease.
"The conference will include an overview of Alzheimer’s, including medication and care considerations, and a session detailing legal and financial planning," organizers added. "Attendees will receive information about community support services as well as learn tips on how to communicate more effectively and manage challenging behaviors when a loved one has dementia."
The session is from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. A light breakfast will be served.
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center staff and others will make presentations:
- Medical Director and Chief of Behavioral Health Service Steven Samuels, MD – "Responding to the Medical and Psychological Needs in Alzheimer’s Disease."
- Program Director of Behavioral Health Service Jo-Ann Venezia MPA, RN and Alzheimer’s New Jersey Education and Outreach Coordinator Shelley Steiner, MSW, LSW – "Helpful Tips for Caregivers: How to Communicate and Manage Challenging Behaviors."
- Bergen County Division of Senior Services/Aging and Disability Resource Connection Executive Director Lorraine Joewono – "Community Resources for Caregivers."
- Elder Law & Estate Planning Attorney Carolyn Strassberg, Esq. of the Law Offices of Carolyn J. Strassberg, LLC – "Financial Planning Care Options."
To register, call Alzheimer’s New Jersey at 1-(888)-280-6055.
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center is at 350 Engle St.