During the middle stage of Alzheimer's disease and related dementia disorders, gaps in memory and thinking begin to make it more difficult for the individual to manage day-to-day activities like dressing, bathing and eating without assistance. Personality, behavior and sleep patterns also continue to change. Family caregivers assume greater responsibility in managing not only the personal care and finances of the individual, but also in meeting the challenges of maintaining safety while creating a supportive environment.
Monmouth Medical Center, in conjunction with the Alzheimer's Association, will host a special three-part educational seminar on Living with Alzheimer's Disease for the Caregiver: Middle
Stage on Wednesdays, September 3, 10 and 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Stanley Building, Room 206, at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue, Long Branch.
This program will offer information for caregivers about the symptoms and care needs of middle stage Alzheimer's, techniques for managing behaviors and maximizing safety, relationship changes and supportive services available to help with caregiving responsibilities.
This seminar is free however registration is required. For more information or to register, please call the Alzheimer's Association at 973-586-4300.
About Monmouth Medical Center
Located in Long Branch, N.J., Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, along with The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, is one of New Jersey's largest teaching hospitals and has been an affiliate of Philadelphia's Drexel University College of Medicine for more than 40 years. From its earliest days, Monmouth Medical Center has been a leader in surgical advancement and has introduced many technological firsts to the region, including robotic surgery and other minimally invasive techniques. The hospital is routinely recognized by HealthGrades, the nation's largest premier independent health care quality company, for excellence in both emergency medicine and maternity care. U.S. News & World Reporthas recognized Monmouth as a regional leader in cancer, geriatrics, gynecology, neurology and neurosurgery. For more information on Monmouth Medical Center, visit www.barnabashealth.org/monmouth.