FREDERICK, MD- The Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Maryland released their December virtual events. These events are for patients, care givers, friends and family. All events are free and require registration.
Tuesday, Dec. 6 ,10 to 11 am: Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. Learn about the impact of Alzheimer’s; the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia; stages and risk factors; current research and treatments available for some symptoms; and Alzheimer’s Association resources.
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 10 to 11 am: Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s
Learn how to recognize common signs of the disease; approach someone about memory concerns, the importance of early detection and benefits of a diagnosis; possible tests and assessments for the diagnostic process.
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 10 to 11 am: Dementia Conversations:
When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. Often, conversations with family about changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable. This program provides tips for breaking the ice with your family so you can address some of the most common issues that are difficult to discuss: going to the doctor for a diagnosis or medical treatment, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans for future care.
Thursday, Dec. 29, 10 to 11 am: Healthy Living for your Brain and Body:
For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.