Lakewood, NJ – 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, Southern Campus, 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 Thursdays, October 1, 8 and 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus' Center for Healthy Living located at 198 Prospect Street in Lakewood.
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 1-800-272-3900 or register online at www.alz.org/nj.
About Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus:
Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus is an acute-care community hospital located in Lakewood, Ocean County. A Barnabas Health facility, Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus merged with Monmouth Medical Center, a teaching hospital located in Long Branch, Monmouth County, in 2014. The hospitals are dedicated to improving the health and well being of the communities they proudly serve through expanded access to specialty outpatient services that focus on preventive medicine and healthy living. The partnership has also expanded patients' access to geriatric and pediatric emergency services, as well as outpatient neurology, oncology and geriatric services. Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus is in the process of converting to all private rooms, which will make it the only provider in the region with all private rooms for overnight stays. For more information about Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, visit www.barnabashealth.org.
Contact: Elizabeth Brennan