Monday, March 19, 2012

Tools for Caregivers-4/21/12 Wed morning

Dear Neighbors,

Please see e-mail below regarding, "Tools for Caregivers:

Resources You Can Use When a Senior Relies on You."


Howie Stoller, Council of Albany Neighborhood Associations (CANA)

The Capital Region Caregiver Coalition presents…

Tools for Caregivers:

Resources You Can Use When a Senior Relies on You

Saturday, April 21, 2012 • 8am – 12pm

Bulmer Communications Center • Hudson Valley Community College • Troy,

Registration&  Vendor Fair : 8 – 8:45am
  Vendor Fair: 10 – 10:30am

Welcome (Kathy Jimino):   8:45am in Auditorium
Workshops 2: 10:30 – 11:30 am

Workshops I: 9 – 10:00am
            Wrap up&  Prizes: 11:30 – 12pm

Workshop Session I (9 – 10:00am)

Positive Interactions:  Managing Difficult Behaviors

Description: Living with a loved one who has dementia presents many
day-to-day challenges. The most difficult challenge of all is how to
manage disruptive behavioral symptoms.  This workshop will help
participants understand the reasons behind negative behavior, identify
common triggers, and learn communication techniques that help avoid the

Accepting Help (Panel Discussion)

Description: It can be a challenge to accept help, both for care
recipients and caregivers.  Learn information, approaches, and tips to
assist in the process of creating a wider circle of care.  Panel members
representing a variety of community-based services will share their
professional insights and encourage the audience to share theirs.

Preparing for the Doctor's Visit and Communicating Your Medical Concerns

Description: Does it seem like your doctor is very busy and does not
have the time to listen to you?  Do you ever leave the office and
realize you forgot to ask the doctor an important       question?
During this session you will receive a doctor visit checklist and learn
helpful tips for a productive doctor's visit.

Workshop Session II (10:30 – 11:30am)

Making Caregiving Easier; Getting Critical Legal and Medical Paperwork
in Place

Description:  Having important legal and medical paperwork in place can
help to give caregivers peace of mind. These documents can also make it
easier for them to make important and compassionate choices during a
crisis.  Hear from the Medical Director of The Community Hospice and an
elder law attorney on how a Health Care Proxy, Living Will, MOLST, and
Power of Attorney can help make caregiving easier.

Accepting Help (Panel Discussion) REPEAT:  See above

Medications That Treat Dementia

Description:  This presentation will outline the medications approved to
treat various diseases that cause dementia as well as a discussion on
medications sometimes used to address behavior challenges often seen in
persons with dementia.


To register and/or receive more information, visit

**Vendors will be available from 8am - 10:45 am.        Doors open at
8am.  Sorry, no early birds!

REGISTRATION BEGINS MARCH 12TH by phone only at (518) 269-3976

Tianna Pettinger of Senior Services of Albany is a proud member of the
Capital Region Caregiver Coalition.

Tianna Pettinger, LCSW
Social Worker, Caregiver Connection
Senior Services of Albany
20 Rensselaer St. #2D
Albany, NY 12202

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