Becoming a caregiver for one's own parent is a life transition that many will face. Even for those who are prepared, adapting to this new role can be daunting, and oftentimes an overwhelming emotional experience. Someday, many of us will need to learn how to navigate the world of medicine, law, hospitals and nursing homes while experiencing uncertainty in unfamiliar territory. This series of educational offerings is aimed at trying to provide information, tools and strategies to assist those whose lives have been impacted by responsibility of caring for an aging loved one, and sharing what resource are available locally.
This series is presented by Concord Hospital Trust Major and Planned Gift Advisory Committee and sponsored by Presidential Oaks.
Is It More Than Forgetfulness?
Is your parent or loved one experiencing problems with memory, language and judgement that are greater than normal age-related changes? If so, they could be suffering from cognitive impairment.
In this session learn:
- The symptoms of cognitive impairment;
- What is normal and what is not;
- Strategies and tools to use if your loved one is showing signs of cognitive impairment;
- The current state of dementia research.