The Town Hall Forum entitled, “The Alzheimer’s Caregiving Journey: Practical Advice from Medical Experts” provided useful information and resources.
Dr. Alvin Chang provided an overview of how to meet the overall health needs of those with dementia. He discussed the importance of nutrition and hydration and maintaining equilibrium. Just like exercising muscle cells, Dr. Chang reviewed how physical and social activities can stimulate brain function. He discussed the role of healthcare professionals and recommended building a team to help care for your loved one. You can view his entire presentation by clicking on the link below.
Practical Advice From a Geriatrician – Alvin Chang, M.D
Dr. Christine Sargenti spoke about the role of the pharmacist in caring for those with dementia. She stated the importance of medication safety and gave several examples from the Beers Criteria. You can view her entire presentation by clicking on the link below.
The Role of a Pharmacist – Christine Sargenti
Here is a link to the Beers Criteria List of Medications that older adults should avoid or use with caution that was referenced in Dr. Sargenti’s presentation.
A question was raised about safe driving and dementia. The Automobile Club has an entire website devoted to Senior Driving Safety.
We are thankful to our community partners who also provide resources for family caregivers. Should you need additional resources, you can access them online.
Alzheimer’s Orange County
Ron’s Pharmacy – A Guardian Pharmacy
Our website has presentations from previous Town Hall Forums that also might be helpful during your caregiving journey. You can access previous Town Hall Forum presentations here:
Previous Town Hall Forum Presentations
You can access other helpful resources here:
Should you have questions or need additional information, please contact an ActivCare community near you or call 888-636-5677 for a directory.