Monmouth Medical Center, in conjunction with the Alzheimer's Association, will host a special three-part educational seminar "Living with Alzheimer's Disease for the Caregiver: Late
Stage" on Mondays, June 8, 15 and 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Monmouth Medical Center located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch.
Designed for caregivers of people in the late stages of Alzheimer's disease, this free program will offer information about: preparing for the evolving caregiver role, working with the professional healthcare team and anticipating changes in the physical, communicative and cognitive abilities that will eventually occur. The program will also cover how to address the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the person with late-stage Alzheimer's through care, communication and accessing the proper resources.
According to the Alzheimer's Association, during final stage of Alzheimer's disease, individuals lose the ability to: respond to the environment surrounding them, carry on normal conversations and, eventually, control movement. At this stage, family caregivers assume the greatest responsibility as they provide around-the-clock assistance with daily personal care as well as managing the finances of the individual, all while creating a supportive environment.
This seminar is free however pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, please call the Alzheimer's Association at 1-800-272-3900 or visit the Community Education Calendar at www.alz.org/nj.
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 academic medical centers and has been a teaching 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.