Senior Day at the Oklahoma State Fair
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The 2012 Oklahoma State Fair Senior Citizens' Day is Wednesday, September 19. All seniors, 55 and over, are admitted to the fair free on this day! Click here for additional information
2012 INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Courage For Recovery Rehabilitation Conference
Saturday, September 22, 2012
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Free Training/Support for Families for Alzheimer's or Other Dementias
A diagnosis of Alzheimer's – an incurable disease that is predicted will afflict nearly half of seniors over the age of 85 – can strike fear in the hearts of many family caregivers. Now there is help. Home Instead Senior Care® in Oklahoma City is offering a free training program for family caregivers, unique in the industry, that offers a personal approach to caring for older adults with Alzheimer's disease at home, where 70 percent are estimated to reside. Until there is a cure, we offer an interim solution.
The Alzheimer's Disease or Other Dementias CARE (Changing Aging Through Research and EducationSM
) Training Program removes some of the dread associated with these diseases. The free CARE Training Program provides an innovative approach that helps families make the most of a senior's life journey – including that individual's history, passions and hobbies – in helping to manage challenging behaviors associated with dementias. The training we're offering to families is the same kind of training our professional CAREGiversSM
The Alzheimer's Disease or Other Dementias CARE approach focuses on personalizing care to help keep seniors with dementias engaged in life and reduce behaviors that may lead to unhappiness. The foundation of the program is an approach called "Capturing Life's Journey®" that involves gathering stories and experiences about the senior to help caregivers provide comfort while honoring the individual's past. Since seniors with Alzheimer's disease have difficulty with short-term memory, experts say, the Capturing Life's Journey approach taps into the long-term memory. That approach has been shown to enable those with Alzheimer's to continue doing what they can on their own for as long as possible.
Training/support sessions will be held on the last Thursday of every month (Starting June 28th) at 6:00-7:30pm at the Home Instead Senior Care office in Oklahoma City, located at 3623 NW 36th St Oklahoma City, OK 73112. Sessions should last approximately 1.5 hours. Everyone is welcome to attend any or all sessions. Please RSVP to 405-521-1963