Seminars


Georgetown Living Educational Seminars

We believe in a lifetime of learning so we continually hold educational seminars on a wide-range of topics. Previous seminars included How to Pay for Long-term Care, Basics of Alzheimer’s and Dementia, How to Thrive at Home with Alzheimer’s, and Caregiver Stress. If you have a topic you would like to see discussed please email us at info@gtownliving.com.

 

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Dementia from the Outside In

February 23, 2018 10a-11:30am 

Sun City, Cowan Creek 

The first of a two-part seminar series, Dementia from the Outside In will focus on the subject of Alzheimer’s and related dementias from the perspective of health professionals, policy makers, planners, and caregivers. We will discuss the various causes and types of dementia, ways the brain is affected by dementia, and the state of the science in terms of presenting symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. We will conclude with a discussion of stages, with a focus on caring for the individual every step of the way.

 

Dementia from the Inside Out: Perspectives on Person-centered Care

March 23, 2018 10:00 am-11:30 am 

Sun City, Cowan Creek  

Dementia from the Inside Out provides strategies for coping with a diagnosis from the perspective of the person living with dementia. Once we change focus from the diagnosis to the experience of having a dementia diagnosis, the relationship between care partners becomes more effective. We invite people interested in learning about dementia, those caring for a person with dementia, as well as those experiencing the symptoms of dementia to come share in a discussion that brings us all closer to the goal of person-centered care.

 


Previous Seminars:

Choosing the Best Care Options for your Loved One

June 14, 2017

Deciding when to receive help with your long-term care issue can be a complex and emotional process. This informational session is meant to simplify matters by providing education on the different types of long-term care options and when they are appropriate. Our focus will be on practical advice covering when to seek out support for caregivers, dealing with Alzheimer’s and dementia in a loved one, and how to pay for the many types of long-term care. A robust Q&A session following the seminar will help to guide individuals dealing with pressing issues.

Seminar Speaker: Char Hu, PhD Co-Founder and Director of Georgetown Living


How to Remain Independent at Home for as Long as Possible

July 12, 2017 – Cowan Creek Center – 10a-11:30am

We all want to stay in our home for as long as possible, but how do we practically accomplish this? Are there steps that we can take now to help plan for the future? If we do need a little additional help, how do we go about finding the best option and how do we pay for it? Nowadays isn’t there great technology to help me out with this?

All these questions and more will be answered in our brief seminar followed by questions and answers. We will touch on how to practically live at home independently, how to identify and find the best services around, and also go into action items you should do now to make sure you stay at home for as long as possible.

Seminar Speaker: Eric Corum, Co-Founder of Georgetown Living Home Health


 Answers to Everything You Wanted to Ask About Alzheimer’s & Dementia

We are super excited to be partnering again with Dr. Dewayne Nash. Dr. Nash is a physician who has been diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment and writes about his journey for his popular blog, Organic Green Doctor. He has devoted his life to supporting others who are dealing with the disease and raising awareness for the fight against Alzheimer’s.

He will be discussing, from a very unique perspective of both physician and patient, all issues surrounding Alzheimer’s disease. Navigating all of the medical, financial and care issues due to Alzheimer’s and dementia can be a daunting task. Sometimes it helps just to be able to ask an expert for guidance. We will be providing an entire seminar devoted to answering questions that you may have about the disease. Potential topics could be: difference between dementia types, financial considerations, legal preparation, long-term care options, how to make your home safer, activities, and caregiver support.

You can view Dr. Nash’s blog at www.organicgreendoctor.com for more information.