Wednesday, October 12, 2022 12:30-5:30 p.m. – The Alzheimer’s Association and Boulder County Area Agency on Aging are offering Living Well with Dementia Part Two, an afternoon of programs providing hope and information for people living with dementia and their family/informal care partners.
All presentations are free.
12:30 p.m. Doors open
1- 2 p.m. “Living Well with Dementia: Important Considerations” presented by Ralph Patrick. We will address practical topics for both caregivers and the persons living with dementia, such as having a support team, navigating changes, self-care, and future planning.
2 – 3 p.m. “Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors” presented by Michele Seip. Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.
3 – 3:30 p.m. Intermission. A café will be available for participants to purchase food and drinks.
3:30 – 4:15 p.m. “The Nature of Nature is Change. The Onset of Dementia is a Natural Occurrence. How Can We Adapt Using This Powerful Ability?” presented by Todd Ballantine and Marianne Ballantine. Todd was diagnosed with Posterior Cortical Atrophy (PCA), a variant of Alzheimer’s disease that primarily affects vision and visual-spatial awareness. His motto is: “The nature of nature is change”. He takes that fact to heart with his diagnosis. Todd continues to write, give talks, and play his guitars every day. Marianne Ballantine is Todd’s wife & care partner.
4:15 – 5 p.m. Panel discussion consisting of Todd and his wife Marianne, Ralph Patrick from the Alzheimer’s Association, Rebekah van Sweden from the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging, and others.
5 – 5:30 p.m. Closing
For more information, contact the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging at firstname.lastname@example.org.