Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Welcome remarks and thank you to our Sponsors
10:05am - 11:00am
Conversation with Lisa Genova, PhD
11:00am - 11:15am
Video to thank Sponsors/Honor Brain Awareness Month
11:15am - 12:00pm
(Choose your breakout session)
Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Presented by Sandra Cook, CSA, CDP, Alzheimer’s Association Community Educator
This program will explain how Alzheimer’s is different from Dementia and explain why Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. You will learn about the impact of Alzheimer's; the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia; stages and risk factors; current research and treatments available for some symptoms; and the many Alzheimer's Association resources available for caregivers and people living with dementia. You will have a chance to ask questions after her presentation.
11:15pm - 12:00pm
(Choose your breakout session)
Understanding Dementia Related Behaviors: The Good, Bad, and How to Support Creative Interventions
Presented by Kelly McCarthy, BS
This program will discuss non-pharmacological approaches in supporting individuals who exhibit behaviors that manifest as need or distress. We will also be working through how caregivers can support the challenges of two common transitions: a residential move and the introduction of caregivers. A behavior map will also be introduced, which will give a step by step intervention plan.
12:00pm - 12:15pm
Video for thanking Sponsors/Break
12:15pm - 1:15pm
View/download the shopping list for the LIVE cooking demonstration
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body and LIVE Cooking Demonstration
Presented by Melissa Pincince, MS, RD, LDN, CDOE and Luz Posada, BS, URI Nutrition Educator
During this session of Healthy Living for your Brain and Body, participants will learn more about the MIND diet and what foods will help with brain health. Participants will learn other ways to keep their brain healthy and strong by staying active on a daily basis. We will have a cooking demonstration of two popular URI SNAP-Ed recipes, called Curly Kale Slaw and a Yogurt Parfait. Learn how easy it is to make these two low cost recipes that follow along with the MIND dietary guidelines. Find out other resources and tools URI SNAP-Ed has to offer on our website, social media pages, and our YouTube channel.
1:15pm - 1:45pm
Being a Healthy Caregiver
Presented by Lakelyn Hogan, PhD
While everyone’s caregiving journey looks different, dementia family caregivers are often providing support to a loved one for an extended period of time. For this reason, it is important for caregivers and care partners to find healthy outlets for stressors and to reach out for support when needed. Caregiving can take an emotional, mental, and physical toll on those providing care. Research has found that for those providing care to individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementias, the burden of care can be even more intense. Join this session to learn how the caregiving role changes over time and ways to incorporate healthy habits along the way. Leave the session with tools and resources to develop a self-care practice and resources to help prevent burnout.
1:45pm - 2:00pm