Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Training
Insight offers many classes and webinars specifically geared for families caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia at home. Browse all of our trainings and webinars below, or view classes by category of interest!
Learn more about the basics of dementia, what's normal aging, what to expect, and what's next.
Building your skills as a care partner leads to more successful days. Tips for communication, behaviors, activities, and more.
You can't do this alone! Learn from the experts in legal, finance, and more about care options are even available!
What is frontotemporal degeneration (FTD)? Did you know it is the most common form of dementia for people under the age of 60? Learn more about FTD, including the signs and symptoms, how it differs from other dementias, and the resources available locally and through AFTD.
When you think of fitness, you probably picture weights or running. We all know the importance of staying active, but what about brain fitness? There are many activities and cognitive interventions that can help keep your brain sharp too! Learn more about this important aspect of overall fitness, and what activities you can do to maintain brain fitness as you age.
In the early stages some people are able to keep driving, but as memory and decision-making skills decline they need to stop. What makes this especially hard is that people with dementia often do not know they are having driving problems! Family and friends need to monitor the person’s driving ability to decide when it’s time to give up the keys. Learn more about driving assessments and other options to keep everyone safe on the road.
The financial costs of long term care and long term caregiving are enormous. The Alzheimer’s Association shares that a person with Alzheimer’s lives four to eight years after diagnosis on average, but can live as long as 20 years - and you want to provide quality care for your loved one during this time! Explore some of your options for this important aspect of caregiving.
Dementia, depression, and delirium can have many overlapping symptoms that can be hard to distinguish as a care partner. Both delirium and depression can cause cognitive changes that can easily be mistaken for dementia – but they can be treated differently to help your loved one significantly! Learn more about these 3 Ds and how to work with your physician to tell the difference.
As we age, many will experience changes in balance and gait. When Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias are present, this can complicate things even further! Join us to learn more about balance and gait changes, along with ways to improve mobility at home!
Alzheimer’s and other dementia disproportionately affect older Black and Hispanic Americans compared to older Whites, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Dr. Carl V. Hill, chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer for the Alzheimer’s Association, will join us to discuss how recent research ties poor social determinants of health and health equity issues to disproportionate rates of dementia in minority populations.
Around 3 million LGBTQ+ adults are over age 50, and those that receive a dementia diagnosis face a particularly challenging set of circumstances. Many, including care partners, face disproportionately high levels of social isolation and stigmatization as they age, making it difficult to find support. Join us to learn about resources and safe supports.
Lewy body dementias (LBD) affect an estimated 1.4 million individuals in the United States. Though many families are affected by this disease, few individuals and medical professionals are aware of the symptoms, diagnostic criteria, or even that LBD exists! Join us to learn more common symptoms, presentations of LBD, and ways to live well going forward.
The caregiving journey will have you experiencing many highs and lows. We’ll discuss the variety of emotions that are often felt by caregivers and tips on going along for the ride.