Understanding Dementia Care (Peachtree City)

Let’s Talk Dementia Care: Understanding, Connecting, and Thriving!

Mark your calendars for a special event happening at the Peachtree City United Methodist Church on Wednesday, April 24th, 2024, from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM.

Join us for a deep dive into dementia care that’s all about understanding, connection, and practical support. No stuffy lectures here – we’re keeping it real and relatable while diving into some crucial topics.

Topics Include:
  • Understand the various stages of dementia and how they shape individuals’ lives.
  • Master effective communication strategies tailored to dementia caregivers.
  • Cultivate a positive environment that truly supports those living with dementia.
  • Tackle challenges head-on and discover strategies to manage dementia-related behaviors.
  • Discover the importance of self-care for caregivers and how to prevent burnout.

Ready to join the conversation? RSVP now online or by contacting Alyss Amster at Alyss@dementiaspotlightfoundation.org or give her a call at (678) 332-1711. Let’s come together, learn, laugh, and support each other on this journey of dementia care.

Connection Café (Memory Cafe) – Roswell

Join Us For Our Connection Café!

Presented by Dementia Spotlight Foundation and Senior Service of North Fulton 

Who: Those Living w/ Dementia & Their Care Partners

When: First & Third Friday Of The Month

Time: 1:30-3:30 PM

Where: Roswell Senior Center

1250 Warsaw Rd, Roswell, GA 30076

For More Info or to Sponsor A Cafe, Contact Alyss Amster: 678-332-1711 or alyss@dementiaspotlightfoundation.org

Connection Cafe

Are you ready to kick off the New Year with a burst of laughter, friendly competition, and heartwarming moments?

Join us on January 5th for a special Connection Cafe event where we’re putting our own spin on the classic game show, Family Feud!

Our Connection Cafe is not just about the game; it’s about fostering connections, creating cherished memories, and sharing joy in a supportive and uplifting environment. Designed for those living with dementia and their devoted care partners, it’s the perfect opportunity to ring in the New Year with a vibrant community that understands your journey.

Here’s what you can expect:
  • A lively rendition of Family Feud brought to you by Empower Recreational Therapy that will have you laughing and bonding with fellow attendees.
  • A warm and welcoming space where you can strengthen existing connections and form new ones.
  • A chance to celebrate life, love, and laughter in a supportive atmosphere.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to start the year with a smile. Mark your calendar for January 5th, and join us at Roswell Senior Center for a Connection Cafe like no other. We can’t wait to see you there!

Claim Your Spot:

To help us prepare, please RSVP below by Thursday, January 4th, or to Alyss Amster at 678-332-1711 or alyss@dementiaspotlightfoundation.org.

Understanding Dementia Care Seminar (Lithia Springs, GA)

Join us for an enlightening evening as we delve into the world of dementia care with our esteemed Education Director, Gary Joseph LeBlanc, CDCS. This highly anticipated seminar will be held on Friday, September 29th, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, and promises to be a transformative experience for caregivers, families, and healthcare professionals alike.

Event Highlights:

🔹 Expert Insights: With decades of hands-on experience and a deep commitment to dementia care, Gary Joseph LeBlanc will share his wealth of knowledge on the intricacies of dementia. Drawing from his personal journey and professional expertise, he will guide attendees through a comprehensive understanding of the condition.

🔹 Effective Communication Techniques: Discover the power of communication in dementia care. Learn strategies that foster meaningful interactions and connections, even in the face of cognitive challenges. These techniques can significantly enhance the quality of life for both caregivers and individuals living with dementia.

🔹 Practical Caregiving Tips: Gain practical, actionable advice from Gary that will empower you to provide the best possible care to your loved ones or clients with dementia. From daily routines to managing challenging behaviors, these insights will equip you with the tools needed to navigate the caregiving journey with confidence.

🔹 Inspiring Personal Journey: Embark on an inspiring journey with Gary as he shares his personal experiences and stories. Through heartfelt narratives, he will underscore the importance of compassion, empathy, and understanding in the world of dementia care.

🔹 Empowerment Through Understanding: This seminar isn’t just another event – it’s a life-changing opportunity to transform your approach to dementia care. Walk away with a newfound sense of purpose and an arsenal of strategies that will positively impact the lives of care partners and individuals living with dementia.

Don’t miss out on this exceptional chance to learn from a true leader in the field of dementia care. Join us on September 29th, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, and take a step towards becoming a more compassionate and effective caregiver.

Event Details:

📅 Date: Friday, September 29th

🕕 Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

📍 Venue: Cornerstone Baptist Church, 7167 S Sweetwater Rd, Lithia Springs, GA 30122

Secure your spot today and embrace the power of understanding in dementia care. This seminar promises to be a remarkable experience that will leave you inspired, informed, and empowered.

For inquiries and ticket reservations, please contact Lorraine Whitson at lo.whitson@gmail.com.

 

Understanding Dementia Care (Atlanta, GA)

Mark your calendars for an event that will enlighten, inspire, and empower you in the journey of dementia care! Dementia Spotlight Foundation, in partnership with Senior Provisions, presents “Understanding Dementia Care” – a transformative event you won’t want to miss! Join us on Wednesday, September 6th, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, at the welcoming St. James United Methodist Church located at 4400 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA 30342.

As part of our commitment to enhancing dementia care and support in the community, we are proud to have our Education Director, Gary Joseph LeBlanc, CDCS, share his expertise on dementia care and personal experiences. Gary will take you on an inspiring journey, unveiling the power of understanding and supporting those impacted by dementia. This isn’t just another event; it’s a life-changing opportunity to receive invaluable insights and tips that will empower professional caregivers, care partners, and families alike.

What can you expect from this event?

🧠 Deep Insights: Gary’s profound knowledge will unravel the mysteries of dementia, providing you with a clear understanding of the condition and its impact on individuals and their loved ones.

💡 Practical Strategies: Discover innovative and effective caregiving techniques, equipping you with the tools to provide exceptional care and support to those living with dementia.

🗣️ Personal Stories: Gain invaluable insights from real-life experiences, as Gary shares touching anecdotes that will touch your heart and leave you feeling truly inspired.

🎉 Community and Support: Connect with like-minded individuals and professionals in the field, fostering a strong network of support and understanding.

Whether you’re a care partner, family member, healthcare professional, first responder, or simply someone interested in making a positive impact, this event is for you. Let’s come together to shine a light on dementia and make a difference in the lives of those impacted.

We know that you wouldn’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind event. Seats are limited, and we anticipate a high demand for this event. Don’t hesitate! Grab your spot now by RSVPing through the link below to ensure you’re a part of this transformative experience.

Together, let’s shine a spotlight on dementia care and create a world where compassion and understanding thrive. We can’t wait to see you there!

RSVP HERE TODAY!

Feel free to share this event with family, friends, or colleagues who might benefit from learning more about dementia care. The more, the merrier! RSVP today to secure your seats.

Connection Café (Memory Cafe)

Join us on June 16th for a blooming good time at our Connection Cafe!

Get ready to unleash your creativity as Julie shares her expert tips and tricks for creating stunning floral arrangements. Whether you’re a seasoned flower aficionado or a budding enthusiast, this event is perfect for everyone! Julie’s contagious passion and infectious energy will have you falling head over heels for flowers in no time.

In addition to the hands-on flower arranging experience, we’ll provide delectable refreshments and a cozy ambiance to foster connections with fellow flower enthusiasts. Make new friends, share stories, and soak in the joy of creating something beautiful together.

So mark your calendars for June 16th and join us at the Connection Cafe for a delightful afternoon of floral magic with the one and only Julie Coffin. Don’t miss this opportunity to ignite your passion for flowers and discover your inner florist extraordinaire. Let’s bloom together!

For more information, please contact Alyss Amster at alyss@dementiaspotlightfoundation.org.

We can’t wait to see you there!

 

Presented by Dementia Spotlight Foundation and Senior Service of North Fulton

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.

Dementia Caregiver’s Support Group (Roswell, GA)

Join us for the Dementia Spotlight Foundation’s Caregivers Support Group @ Roswell, GA

This supportive gathering offers caregivers the opportunity to connect with others who understand the challenges and rewards of dementia caregiving. Gain valuable knowledge and practical tips to help you navigate the journey of caring for a loved one with dementia.

Meetings will be held every 4th Thursday of the month at Roswell United Methodist Church, located at

814 Mimosa Blvd, Roswell, GA 30075. It is a safe and welcoming environment where caregivers can share their experiences, and find emotional support from fellow caregivers.

Alyss Amster will be the facilitator and CaraVita Home Care will be providing care at RUMC, at no cost, for care receivers during the in-person meeting.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Toni Fagan at tfagan@rumc.com or call 770-261-1767.