The Aftereffects of Caregiving (Land O’ Lakes, FL)

Join us on October 11th, 2023, at 10:00 AM for an immersive and enlightening event featuring author Gary Joseph LeBlanc, the Education Director of Dementia Spotlight Foundation. This transformative event, themed “Helping Caregivers Heal,” is designed to address a topic often overlooked – the profound process of finding oneself after the caregiving journey.

Are you a caregiver who has poured endless love and dedication into the well-being of your loved ones? Or are you in the process of readjusting to life beyond caregiving? This event is crafted with you in mind. Gary LeBlanc, author of the insightful book “The Aftereffects of Caregiving,” brings his personal experiences and expert insights to guide you through the intricate path of rediscovery and healing. Plus, hear from our special guest speaker Julie Sanchez of accentCare.

Caregiving can take a toll on your own sense of identity, leaving you feeling fragmented and uncertain about the way forward. During this event, Gary will explore the aftermath of caregiving and offer practical strategies to navigate the journey of self-renewal. Gain invaluable tools, connect with a community of like-minded individuals, and embark on a transformative journey towards healing and personal growth.

Don’t miss this opportunity to embark on a new chapter of self-discovery. Register now to secure your spot. Let’s navigate the path of healing together and emerge stronger, wiser, and more self-aware.

Understanding Dementia Care (Aqua Apartments – Residents Only)

Are you a caregiver seeking to enhance your dementia care skills? Join us for the Understanding Dementia Care event, hosted by Dementia Spotlight Foundation. This knowledge-packed event will equip you with expert insights and practical strategies to provide the best care for your loved ones living with dementia.

Date: October 24th, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM 🏠

Location: Aqua Apartments, 4505 North Rome Avenue, Tampa, FL. 33603 (Residents Only)

🎙️ Key Speaker: Gary Joseph LeBlanc, CDCS, DSF Education Director Benefit from the vast experience of Gary Joseph LeBlanc, an authority in dementia care. With his deep understanding and personal journey, Gary will cover essential topics, including:

Navigating Dementia’s Stages: Learn to tailor your care approach as dementia progresses.

Effective Communication Techniques: Discover proven methods to connect and engage with individuals with dementia.

Creating a Positive Care Environment: Foster an atmosphere of compassion that uplifts both caregivers and patients.

Behavioral Management Strategies: Gain insights into addressing and managing dementia-related behavioral challenges.

Caregiver Self-Care: Explore strategies to prevent burnout and prioritize your well-being.

This event is a unique opportunity to learn, connect, and grow within a supportive community of caregivers. No RSVP needed – just mark your calendar and be there to network and learn from fellow caregivers and professionals.

Understanding Dementia Care (Sun City Center, FL)

Are you a caregiver seeking expert insights to enhance dementia care? Look no further! Join us on October 24th for the “Understanding Dementia Care” event, presented by Dementia Spotlight Foundation. This informative event is designed for caregivers and healthcare professionals, providing practical strategies and essential knowledge for effective dementia care.

Date & Time: October 25th, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Prince of Peace Catholic Church – 702 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center, FL 33573

Unlock a world of knowledge with our distinguished speaker, Gary Joseph LeBlanc, CDCS, DSF Education Director. Delve into crucial topics including stages of dementia, communication techniques, creating a positive environment, behavior management, and caregiver self-care.

Discover the keys to better dementia care and gain the confidence to navigate challenges. RSVP here or with Barbara Caleca at barbaracaleca99@gmail.com – and mark your calendar and be there to network and learn from fellow caregivers and professionals.

Become a part of a thriving community dedicated to elevating dementia care. Don’t miss out on this empowering event!

Connection Cafe

We’ve got some exciting news to share – the Dementia Spotlight Foundation is hosting a special “Musical Bingo & Trivia” event, and we’d love for you to be a part of it!

Get ready for an afternoon of toe-tapping tunes and brain-teasing questions that’ll keep you on your toes. 🎵🧠 Our Labor Day Edition of the Connection Cafe is happening on Friday, September 1st, from 1:30 to 3:30 PM at the Roswell Senior Center.

But that’s not all – this event isn’t just about having a blast (although that’s a big part of it!). It’s also about coming together and creating meaningful connections. We’re inviting care partners and their loved ones living with dementia to join us. 💙

We want to make sure we’re all set to give you the best experience possible, so kindly RSVP by Thursday, August 31st. You can reach out to Alyss Amster at 678-332-1711 or drop her an email at alyss@dementiaspotlightfoundation.org.

Join us for an afternoon that’s not only engaging and fun-filled but also makes a real impact. Let’s make memories, laugh, and connect in a way that truly matters. Spread the word, bring a friend, and let’s make this a day to remember.

Looking forward to seeing you there! 🎉

Aftereffects of Caregiving Live Webinar

Click here to RSVP or send an email to Gary@dementiaspotlightfoundation.org

Let’s Talk Dementia: A Summer Cocktail Series

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Join us at Town Square Sandy Springs on August 8th at 6pm for an engaging and informative evening as we continue our Summer Cocktail Series, focusing on the real-life challenges of caring for a person living with dementia. Enjoy refreshing cocktails, delectable summer bites, and participate in an open learning forum centered around the topic of “Talking to Children about Dementia.

🍹🍴 Sip and Savor: Relish in a selection of refreshing cocktails and indulge in delectable summer bites, perfectly complementing an evening of learning and discussion.

🗓️ Save the Date: Date: August 8th Time: 6:00pm Location: Town Square, 8601 Dunwoody Place, Ste. 130, Sandy Springs, GA 30350

🎟️ Reserve Your FREE Tickets: Don’t miss out on this important conversation. Secure your free tickets now by visiting tinyurl.com/dementiasummerseries. Join us as we explore ways to educate and support our children while they navigate their emotions surrounding the changes in memory, thinking, and behavior of their loved ones.

💡 AUGUST 8 – Talking to Children about Dementia: Gain valuable insights and learn from experts in the field as we facilitate an open learning forum. Discover effective strategies for communicating with children about dementia, ensuring they are well-informed and supported during these challenging times. Let’s come together to provide the education and care our children need as they navigate their loved ones’ journey with dementia.

Engage in an Open Learning Forum: Participate in an inclusive and supportive environment, where we can share experiences, exchange knowledge, and empower one another to support our children. Together, we can foster understanding, resilience, and compassion while navigating the impact of dementia on our families.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to enhance your caregiving journey. Reserve your FREE tickets now at tinyurl.com/dementiasummerseries. We look forward to welcoming you to the Let’s Talk Dementia: A Summer Cocktail Series at Town Square Sandy Springs.

Let’s Talk Dementia: A Summer Cocktail Series

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Join us for an enlightening evening at Town Square Sandy Springs on July 11th at 6pm as we continue our Summer Cocktail Series, delving into the realities and challenges of caring for a person living with dementia. Enjoy refreshing cocktails, delectable summer bites, and engage in a guided conversation that tackles a significant and often overlooked topic: “Summer of Love: Sex, Intimacy & Dementia.”

🍹🍴 Sip and Savor:

Indulge in a delightful selection of delicious cocktails and savor mouthwatering summer bites, specially curated to enhance your evening of discovery and connection.

🗓️ Mark Your Calendar:

Date: July 11th

Time: 6:00pm

Location: Town Square, 8601 Dunwoody Place, Ste. 130, Sandy Springs, GA 30350

🎟️ Reserve Your FREE Tickets: Don’t miss out on this vital discussion. Secure your free tickets now by visiting tinyurl.com/dementiasummerseries. Join us as we shed light on the complex dynamics of sexuality and intimacy in relationships affected by dementia.

💡 JULY 11 – Summer of Love: Sex, Intimacy & Dementia: Discover the importance of addressing the impact of dementia on sexuality and intimacy within relationships. Join Mary Caldwell and a panel of experts as they facilitate a guided conversation, providing insights and strategies for maintaining connection, fostering intimacy, and navigating the unique challenges that arise in this aspect of dementia care.

Engage in a Guided Conversation: Participate in a supportive and understanding environment, where you can share experiences, seek guidance, and gain a deeper understanding of the intersection of love, intimacy, and dementia. Together, we can break the silence surrounding this crucial topic and find ways to enhance the quality of relationships amidst the complexities of dementia.

Reserve your FREE tickets now at tinyurl.com/dementiasummerseries and ensure your place in this important discussion. Let’s Talk Dementia: A Summer Cocktail Series continues to provide a platform for education, connection, and empowerment.

Let’s Talk Dementia: A Summer Cocktail Series

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Join us at Town Square Sandy Springs on June 6th at 6pm for an engaging and enlightening evening as we delve into the real-life experiences of caring for a person living with dementia. As part of our Summer Cocktail Series, this event promises refreshing cocktails, delectable summer bites, and invaluable insights into navigating the journey of dementia care.

🍹🍴 Sip and Savor:

Indulge in a delightful selection of delicious cocktails and savor mouthwatering summer bites, specially curated to enhance your evening of discovery and connection.

🗓️ Mark Your Calendar:

Date: June 6th

Time: 6:00pm

Location: Town Square, 8601 Dunwoody Place, Ste. 130, Sandy Springs, GA 30350

🎟️ Get Your FREE Tickets Now:

Secure your spot for this must-attend event by visiting tinyurl.com/dementiasummerseries. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to gain valuable insights, connect with fellow care partners, and enjoy a memorable summer evening.

💡 JUNE 6 – Celebrations, Vacations & Continuing Traditions:

In this session, we’ll explore the importance of preparing to travel with someone living with dementia. Trudie Robinson, a dedicated care partner and experienced independent travel agent, will join forces with Mary Caldwell and Amanda Jackson from The Key to lead an insightful discussion. Learn practical tips, gain expert advice, and discover how to create meaningful travel experiences while ensuring the comfort and well-being of your loved one.

Join the Conversation:

Be part of a supportive community, where experiences are shared, questions are answered, and connections are forged. Together, we can navigate the challenges of dementia care and empower each other with knowledge and understanding.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to enhance your caregiving journey. Reserve your FREE tickets now at tinyurl.com/dementiasummerseries. We look forward to welcoming you to the Let’s Talk Dementia: A Summer Cocktail Series at Town Square Sandy Springs.

Semi-Annual Dementia Care Seminar (Spring Hill, FL)

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Discover Support and Empowerment at the Semi-Annual Dementia Care Seminar, Plus it’s Completely FREE To Attend

🌺 Calling all care partners and families! 🌺

Are you a dedicated care partner who often forgets to care for yourself? Don’t worry, you are not alone! Join us at the Semi-Annual Dementia Care Seminar, a FREE event specially designed for families and caregivers focusing on loved ones living with dementia or Alzheimer’s.

What to expect:

🎤 Engaging Guest Speakers: Gain valuable insights from our knowledgeable guest speakers who have first-hand experience with dementia care. They will share practical tips, effective tools, and a wealth of resources to support you on this challenging journey.

🤝 Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow caregivers, families, and health vendors in a warm and supportive environment. Share your experiences, exchange advice, and forge meaningful connections with others who truly understand.

🌻 Variety of Health Vendors: Explore a range of health vendors offering valuable resources, services, and products specifically tailored to enhance the quality of life for individuals living with dementia or Alzheimer’s. Discover innovative solutions and connect with experts who can guide you towards better caregiving strategies.

🍳 Breakfast + Light Refreshments: Start your day off right with a complimentary breakfast and enjoy light refreshments throughout the event. Delight in delicious bites while mingling with other attendees and gathering the strength needed to continue your caregiving journey.

📞 Reserve Your Seat Today:

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to enhance your caregiving skills, find support, and access essential resources. Reserve your seat now by calling United Way at 352-688-2026 or send an email to Care@UnitedWayHernando.org. Spaces are limited, so make sure to secure your spot today!

Remember, caring for yourself is just as important as caring for your loved ones. Take a step towards self-care, gather knowledge, and find hope at the Semi-Annual Dementia Care Seminar. We look forward to seeing you there!