Category Archives: Alzheimer’s Disease and related disorders

United Way – Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias

Presentation & Panel: Addressing Alzheimer’s and Dementia in our community
United Way of Lancaster County and Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Pennsylvania Chapter invite the public to tune in to the next installment of United Way’s 2023 community conversation series, “Conversations About OUR Community: Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias: Community Solutions for a Health Crisis” on Thursday, March 9 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm on Zoom.
      The free event will consist of a short presentation by Jessica Rodriguez, Community Health Educator for Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Pennsylvania Chapter, on Alzheimer’s awareness and addressing modifiable risk factors of the disease.
Panelists include the following:
  Dr. Sabrina Everett Clinical Neuropsychologist, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health   Jacqueline Fisher Executive Director Spanish American Civic Association (SACA)
  Tom Martin Executive Director, Lancaster County Office of Aging   Cori Strathmeyer Director of Healthy Living, YMCA of the Roses
The conversation and Q&A will be moderated by Clay Jacobs, Executive Director, Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Pennsylvania Chapter.  This conversation will be recorded and available to all registrants in the days following the live Zoom event.   If you have questions about the day or issues registering, please email
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Penn Cares – Dementia Live Experience

Have You Gone Through
This Simulation Experience Yet?
Registration is Limited! Register Now! Have you ever been through our Dementia Live Simulation Experience? Dementia Live™ is experiential learning that simulates cognitive and sensory impairment, giving participants a real-life simulation of what it must be like to live with dementia. Try it!
This is a brief introduction to Dementia Live® featuring clips from various training sessions, conferences, and personal testimonials. 
Dementia Live Experience

PennCares Hanover Office

733 Cherry Tree Court
Hanover, PA 17331

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. &
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Sessions are ½ hour segments 

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your time slot to complete paperwork 
 Description: In this high-impact Dementia Live experience, you will be immersed into life with dementia, resulting in a deeper understanding of what it’s like to live with a cognitive impairment and sensory change.  You will be empowered to build new bridges of communication.  Dementia Live is experiential learning that simulates cognitive and sensory impairment, giving participants a real-life simulation of what it must be like to live with dementia.  Through the hands-on learning experience participants gain greater awareness and understanding of the constant struggles affecting persons with dementia as they go about their daily lives. 

Target audience: This session is for professionals working in the aging care systems, family members or community- based groups and Alzheimer’s Support Groups. 

Safety Precautions: The Dementia Live Experience is not appropriate for individuals who appear to have a cognitive impairment, are intoxicated, have anxiety, poor balance, seizures, are pregnant, have impaired mobility that requires use of cane or walker, or are severely impaired with hearing or vision loss.Saturday
21“Because it’s frightening to care for someone you don’t understand.” REGISTER NOW
If your agency, organization or retirement community would like to host a Dementia Live (DL) simulation training, OR train your own staff within your organization, please contact Deborah Allen at
or 717-632-5552, Ext. 4101.
 For a full list of upcoming trainings,
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Positive Approach to Care

        Click here to view PAC’s Free July Events   Brought to you by:

Announcing Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to Care™ 2022 PAC Conference. Attend virtually or in-person in Raleigh, North Carolina on November 13-15, 2022. Learn more at    Interested in having your organization be a monthly sponsor? Complete our sponsorship form or email us at     
Upcoming Courses and Certifications    Browse Upcoming Certifications >>  
PAC Champion Course 4 Friday, July 29, 2022
10:00 am – 12:00 pm ET (-4 GMT)
      2 total hours of training for only $49 USD
Learn how to identify Teepa Snow’s GEMS States of Dementia®
 in this highly interactive session.   Register for Champion Course Level 4 >>    

Book Early! Tickets On Sale Now!   Positive Approach to Care Conference
November 13-15, 2022
This year’s conference focuses on ways you can support function for those living with neurodiversity. Learn strategies for mouth care, personal and intimate care, movement, spirituality, and more.

A person-centered dementia care event
to help you become the best care partner possible.
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Upcoming Free Events and Content   Positive Approach to Care (PAC) offers FREE
dementia care events every week for care partners like you.   View Calendar of FREE PAC Events       Brain Connection Café
Monday, July 25, 2022

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET (-4 GMT) FREE activity open to anyone!       Live Webinar with Teepa
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
10:00 am – 11:00 am ET (-4 GMT)

Sponsored by Agrace   Topic: Techniques for Approaching Complex Situations in Dementia Care.
FREE and open to the public. Registration is required.
Bingo with Creativity Café
Monday, August 1, 2022
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET (-4 GMT)
FREE activity open to anyone!        Have questions? We are happy to help!

Call us at 877-877-1671 ext 0 or email us at    

Content for People Living with Dementia   Content for Family Care Partners   Content for Professional Care Partners   Content for Organizations and Businesses

Get Practical Dementia Care Insights and Connections for Better Care

    Reserve My Seat for the Next Series >>  
Learn More About the Care Partner Support Series >>      

Previous Attendees Have Reported “It was EXCELLENT!!! I learned so much and have changed many things. Carolyn and Mary were excellent and knowledgeable. I especially appreciate that they were able to offer practical examples on the spot.”

The Care Partner Support Series is an educational group that provides support and meets once a week for five weeks.
Our next session is August 9, 2022 – September 6, 2022, meeting every Tuesday from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm ET Education, discussions, and problem-solving in a private, small group setting Explore strategies together on how to best support both you and the person in your care The Series takes place virtually, so you can join from your home or office Five weekly 90-minute sessions Only $50 USD for the entire
5-week series Learn more >>   Reserve My Seat for the Series Starting on August 9 >>  
Learn More About the Care Partner Support Series >>      

Have Questions? We are happy to help!
Call us at 877-877-1671 ext 0 or email at

Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter

JUNE is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, the official beginning of summer, and the month of our The Longest Day fundraising effort. Another busy month. Take a moment to share our 24/7 Helpline 800.272.3900 with a friend or neighbor or raise awareness of the warning signs ( Call today to request a packet of information.

Join us for June offerings below—including special programs. Please consider sharing the information with the families, caregivers and individuals you serve.

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s (Virtual)

In partnership with Ludington Library

Thursday, June 9 |  7 to 8 p.m. — Register

Living with Alzheimer’s for Middle-Stage Caregivers

In partnership with Route 9 Library & Innovation Center

3022 New Castle Avenue | New Castle, DE 19720

Monday, June 13 | 1 to 4 p.m. — Register

Dementia Conversations  

In partnership with Pelican Point

3809 Bayshore Road | N. Cape May, NJ 08204

Tuesday, June 14 |  2 to 3 p.m. — Register

Alzheimer’s Community Forum: Philadelphia, PA (Virtual)

In partnership with Philadelphia Corporation for Aging and Abramson Senior Care

Wednesday, June 15 | 12 to 1:30 p.m. — Register

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

In partnership with Bayside Fitness Center

34814 Long Neck Road | Millsboro, DE 19966

Wednesday, June 22 | 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. — Register

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

In partnership with St. Vincent de Paul Church

5021 Harding Highway | Mays Landing, NJ 08330

Tuesday, June 28 | 1 to 2 p.m. — Register

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

In partnership with Whitman Library

200 Snyder Avenue | Philadelphia, PA 19148

Tuesday, June 28 | 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. — Register

Managing Money: A Caregiver’s Guide to Finances

In partnership with Woodbridge Place

1191 Rapps Dam Road | Phoenixville, PA 19460

Wednesday, July 20 | 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. — Register

Caregiver Support Groups

Please see the attached listing for an extensive list of virtual, in-person, and conference call support groups available through the Delaware Valley Chapter

SPECIALIZED VIRTUAL Caregiver Support Groups:

Chinese Carers Support Group (Mandarin video conference)

3rd Wednesdays of every month in 2022

(4/20, 5/18, 6/15) from 7:00-8:00 PM (EST)

To register, call 800.272.3900 or email (English/Chinese)

Pataje: Haitian Creole Support Group

Every 3rd Monday of the month from 6:30-7:30 PM (EST)

Virtual via Zoom (phone and video conference options)

Pre-screening required. Call 800.272.3900

Facilitated by: Harner Vaval and Jean Roody Fleuranvil

Spanish Bilingual Support Group

Every 1st Wednesday of the month from 6-7pm

Virtual via Zoom

To register, 800.272.3900 or

Making a Difference in Dementia Care – FREE Education Friday May 13!!

Making a Difference in Dementia Care Our keynote speaker is Author, Caregiver, & Motivational Speaker 
Loretta Woodward Veney. She is speaking about ‘The JOY of Caregiving” 

8:00am Registration, Light Refreshments & Mingle with Community Partners (In-Person)
8:30am- Program will begin
8:30-8:45am– Introduction of Community Partners
8:45-10:00am Dementia Friends Information Session
10:00-10:10am Break
10:10- 11:30am Keynote Speaker
11:30- 12:30am Pannel Discussion  To register call 717-843-1504, email or  click on the link below! Register Here 
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penncares support services upcoming Trainings!

PennCares Webinar – Dimentia

Fluctuations in Working with Families of Individuals with Dementia Webinar
Tuesday, April 12, 2022, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cost: $102.00 Social Work CEUs available
This program is made possible through a grant from the Mechanicsburg Area Community Foundation, a regional foundation of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities.To register or learn more about the webinar, please click on the image below.
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Upcoming Webinars
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March 2022

22- Coffee & Conversation with Rahzeb Choudbury from True Doors 8:30am-10:00am More Information

23- I am Here VIRTUAL Registration

April 2022

27th- Certified Dementia Practitioner 8:30-5:00 Virtaul * Registration

May 2022

11th- Certified Dementia Practitioner 8:30-5:00 In Person * Registration

Making a Difference in Dementia Care Save the Date

June 2022

21st- The Longest Day

July 2022

27th- Certified Dementia Practitioner 8:30-5:00 In Person * Registration

“To Keep Your Brain Young, Take Some Tips From Our Earliest Ancestors” – NPR

“Without a cure for Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, prevention is paramount. Habits that helped early humans thrive still make sense; a varied diet, exercise and an engaging social life.”

human evolution and alzheimers

“Reconstructions from the Daynès Studio in Paris depict a male Neanderthal (right) face to face with a human, Homo sapiens.” – Science Source

by Brett Stretka

“It’s something that many of us reckon with: the sense that we’re not quite as sharp as we once were.

“I recently turned 42. Having lost my grandfather to Alzheimer’s, and with my mom suffering from a similar neurodegenerative disease, I’m very aware of what pathologies might lurk beneath my cranium.

“In the absence of a cure for Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, the most important interventions for upholding brain function are preventive — those that help maintain our most marvelous, mysterious organ.

“Based on the science, I take fish oil and broil salmon. I exercise. I try to challenge my cortex to the unfamiliar.

“As I wrote my recent book, A History of the Human Brain, which recounts the evolutionary tale of how our brain got here, I began to realize that so many of the same influences that shaped our brain evolution in the first place reflect the very measures we use to preserve our cognitive function today.

“Being social, and highly communicative. ”

Continue reading this column at NPR; click here.