The Greater Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association runs a series of special virtual programs designed for people affected by the disease in a variety of ways, including people with dementia, caregivers and family members, future healthcare workers. and people looking to reduce their risk of dementia. decline.
Effective communication strategies for future healthcare workers
Tuesday March 30
7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Alzheimer’s disease facts and figures: what we now know about dementia (and COVID-19)
Wednesday March 31
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: An Interactive Program
Wednesday April 7
3 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET
During the Facts and Figures program, participants will learn the results of the Facts and Figures 2021 report which was released earlier this month. The results show that deaths attributed to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia increased last year and that discrimination is a barrier to care for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
The Effective Communication Strategies for Future Healthcare Workers program is designed specifically for students studying medicine, nursing, or any other healthcare field.
“Dementia is a public health crisis that will only grow with the aging of the population, and future health professionals will care for and interact with people living with the disease, even if they do not choose a specialty like neurology or geriatrics, ”said Stephanie Laskey, program director for the Greater Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. “This program will allow them to understand the ways people communicate as the disease progresses and learn strategies for interacting at each stage of the disease. “
The Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body program will include a healthy recipe and cooking demonstration, a chair yoga activity, and an interactive game designed to challenge the mind.
Registration for these special programs is free. For more information, visit alz.org/Indiana/helping_you and click “Join a Virtual Education Program” or call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 hotline at 800.272.3900.