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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!
 


 

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There are plenty of good reasons to be physically active. Big ones include reducing the odds of developing heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Maybe you want to lose weight, lower your blood pressure, prevent depression, or just look better. Here's another one, which especially applies to those of us experiencing the brain fog that comes with age: exercise changes the brain in ways that protect memory and thinking skills. Studies show regular aerobic exercise appears to boost the size of the hippocampus, the brain area involved in verbal memory and learning. Learn more about why and how to exercise for the good of your brain!

Caring for a loved one with dementia poses many challenges for families and caregivers. People with dementia from conditions such as Alzheimer’s and related diseases have a progressive biological brain disorder that makes it more and more difficult for them to remember things, think clearly, communicate with others, and take care of themselves. In addition, dementia can cause mood swings and even change a person’s personality and behavior. We will look at practical strategies and medications (if needed) for dealing with the troubling behavior problems and communication difficulties often encountered when caring for a person with dementia.

Are you enrolling in Medicare for the first time or doing some research on the best options for you for 2024? Kevin Chaikin, Licensed Insurance Agent with Medicare Portal, answers the top five frequently asked questions by Medicare beneficiaries, discusses the basics of Medicare, and identifies key milestones and decision points that are critical to get the most out of Medicare and supplemental insurance programs.

We Danced is a loving and thoughtfully written tribute to the author’s wife and their years together. The details of her journey with frontotemporal dementia and the author’s experiences as a care partner are presented in a manner that is truly illustrative of his devotion to her. The ways in which they continued to celebrate life after her diagnosis and the tips shared are valuable and beautiful insights for those living with dementia and their care partners.

Medical errors are the eighth leading cause of death in the United States, and a critical subgroup of these errors is that of patients who are harmed by pharmaceuticals that are intended to help them. Some of these mistakes occur in a hospital or other facility, yet a significant number take place at home. Elderly patients who could have limited resources, multiple diagnoses, numerous medications, and failing sensory or cognitive abilities may become confused regarding their drug regimen. Learn more about what you and your family need to know regarding older adults and medications.

Learn more about what you and your family should know about Parkinson's Disease. We will discuss a basic overview of Parkinson’s disease, along with what Parkinson’s is, what causes it, common symptoms, treatments, and strategies for managing symptoms.

You’ve probably seen the headlines about Leqembi, the new FDA approved treatment for those with early Alzheimer’s disease. But what does Leqembi do differently? Is it better than older treatments? Find out the answers to these questions and more!

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.

Webinars

"After meeting with you, I've changed my approach in dealing with her memory loss, and my wife and I are so much happier."