Alzheimer’s Association Mid-Missouri Chapter Workshops Spring 2013
Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers: Early Stage
April 4, 2013 – April 25, 2013 (Thursdays, 10am – Noon)
May 6, 2013 – May 20, 2013 (Mondays, 10am – Noon)
Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers: Middle Stage
April 17, 2013 – May 1, 2013 (Wednesdays, 10am – Noon)
May 2, 2013 – May 16, 2013 (Thursdays, 10am – Noon)
Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers: Late Stage
May 8, 2013 and May 15, 2013 (Wednesdays, 10am – Noon)
May 23, 2013 and May 30, 2013 (Thursdays, 10am – Noon)
Please visit the website at www.alz.org/mid-missouri/in_my_community_education.asp#living for more information. Registration is required. Many programs, support groups and trainings will now take place at the Alzheimer’s Education Center, 2400 Bluff Creek Drive, Columbia, Missouri, located in the lower level of the Chapter office. The Alzheimer’s Association – Mid-Missouri Chapter serves 29 counties in the Central and Northeast area of Missouri.
2013 Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Find a walk near you: http://act.alz.org/site/PageServer?pagename=walk_homepage
Alzheimer’s Association-St Louis Education Classes – June 2013
So, What Are Meaningful Activities…Developing Dementia Care Activity Programs
June 13, 2013: Examples and demonstrations show caregivers ways to incorporate activity-based care into the lives of individuals throughout the disease progression, from early-stage to end-of-life care. Click Here To Register
Foundations of Dementia
June 14, 2013: This program will provide a solid framework for understanding Alzheimer’s. Click Here To Register
For more information, please call 1-800-272-3900 or visit www.alz.org/stl/in_my_community_professionals.asp.
The Longest Day ®
Alzheimer’s Association® 2013 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures
The new report is available for download by visiting www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_facts_and_figures.asp.
Missouri Alzheimer’s State Plan Task Force
You may also visit: http://health.mo.gov/seniors/nursinghomes/alzheimersscu.php
Alive Inside – A Story of Music & Memory
YouTube links below are clips from a forthcoming documentary called “Alive Inside,” about the power of music to restore some neurological function and quality of life to nursing home residents with Alzheimer’s Disease and other conditions.
The film follows Dan Cohen, a social worker who stumbled onto the power of loading iPods with the favorite music of nursing home residents and playing it for them when they were essentially unreachable in any other way. The effect of the music, as you can tell from the clips, often lasts considerably longer than the music itself. Oliver Sacks, the famous neurologist and author, narrates portions of the movie and explains how this is possible. Cohen has since founded a 501(c)3 non-profit called Music & Memory, with a mission to deliver free personalized iPods to nursing home residents across the country. They accomplish this with donations and donated used iPods. The film was previewed at this year’s Pioneer Network Conference in Jacksonville, Florida. The film is not in theaters or available on DVD at this time, as the filmmakers want to take it on the film festival circuit later this year. View trailer clips from the film:
More clips are available on the Music & Memory website at: http://www.musicandmemory.org/index.html.
posted August 22, 2012