The September 20 Town Hall Forum entitled, “Living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia and Making Each Day Count,” provided useful information and resources.
Dr. Sewell’s presentation was extremely informative. He emphasized the importance of communication, assessing if a medical illness is affecting changes in behavior, and he discussed redirection as a technique to address adverse behaviors.
Living With Dementia - Dan Sewell, MD
During Dr. Sewell’s talk, he discussed the Beers Criteria List of Medications that older adults should avoid or use with caution.
With thirty years of experience helping families, Todd shared his unique perspective and provided some lessons learned. He cautioned against delaying decisions and encouraged planning for the future.
Lessons Learned – Todd Shetter
Todd mentioned that ActivCare at Bressi Ranch in Carlsbad provides caregiver support groups, caregiver tips and resources for families. In addition, if you would like to schedule a wellness assessment for your loved one with a nurse case manager, please contact the community at 800-425-2091.
Should you have questions or need additional information, please contact an ActivCare community near you or call 888-636-5677 for a directory.
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