ALZ Texas 2016
Learn about Alzheimer's Texas and the services we provide.
2016 Workshop with Riverbend Church -
GPS: A Roadmap for Caring for Aging Family Members
(March 12, 2016 - 4 Videos)
GPS Roadmap - “A Physician’s Personal Connection”
by Dr. Dewayne Nash
Dr. Nash's mother, father and brothers were diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. And now Dewayne has been diagnosed with precursor conditions to Alzheimer's. Here is his personal account journeying with a disease that is a progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually the ability to carry out the simplest tasks.
GPS Roadmap - “Practical Tips for Caregivers”
by Director Jennifer A. Scott, B.S.R.A., C.A.L.M.
Jennifer Scott, Director of Aging Programs, discussed practical tips for caregivers including:
- Review how the frontal lobe affects the person's abilities to perform Activities of Daily Living (ADL's).
- Identify how to assist with ADL's in a more successful manner.
- Discuss what triggers behavioral issues and ways to reduce the frequency and use of medications.
- Discuss communication techniques.
GPS Roadmap - “The 3 M’s of Healthcare Insurance”
by Mary Koffend, President Accountable Aging Care Management
Learn about dealing with two of the biggest challenges related to aging: navigating the benefits maze and understanding healthcare options. Medicaid, Medicare, and Medigap will be discussed.
GPS Roadmap - “Faith, Celebration and Grief in Caregiving”
by Reginald Larkin, M.A.
Reginald is a counselor and pastor with over thirty years experience with the field of caregiving.