Events for Elders, Family Members, and Professional Caregivers

Memory Cafe
Activities, conversation and support for caregivers and their loved ones with Alzhiemer's dementia or other memory loss. A social gathering in a dafe, supportive and engaging enviornment.
WHEN: First Tuesdays of every month, December 5, 2017 from 10:30 am - 12 noon
East Longmeadow Public Library. (413) 525-5400 x 1508
The Savvy Caregiver Program
Taking care of a person living with Alzheimer’s or related dementia is specialized work. To do this work successfully, caregivers need special skills, knowledge, and a positive attitude that helps them to care for themselves. Become an expert in Caregiving for someone with Alzheimer’s or related dementias! Savvy Caregiver will help you:
Understand the impact of dementia on both you and the person you are caring for, l earn the skills you need to manage daily life, take control and set goals, communicate more effectively, strengthen family resources, feel better about your caregivin and take care of you!
Classes Conducted by GSSSI Staff members: Brenda Labbe, Caregiver Specialist and Anna Randall, Options Counselor
Tuesdays, Nov. 7— Dec. 19, 2017 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Orchard Valley of Wilbraham, 2387 Boston Road, Wilbraham
Call 413-781-8800 ext. 306. Class Size is Limited So Register By Nov. 1st! No Walk-ins
Light Refreshments Will Be Served ~ Respite Care Options Available
Genealogy: Amy Cohen’s Search for her Family’s History
Like so many people, Amy Cohen wished she had asked her aging family members more questions while she had the chance. Driven to learn more about her family’s history, she began researching her genealogy, which ultimately led to her book about how immigrants adapted to their newly adopted home in America. Learn about Amy’s genealogy journey and her process which can help you to discover more about your own family history and avoid common stumbling blocks.
SPRINGFIELD JCC, 1160 Dickinson Street click for brochure

More Resources
Click to Download and Print Out PDF: Activities at Home
Medicaid eligibility figures for 2017
Home care programs paid by Medicaid
Planning to avoid antipsychotic medications
Ways to help memory loss patients

Bibliography for Elder Law AttorneysClick to read Elder Law Report ArticleClick to order Learning to Speak Alzheimer's from your local library
Antipsychotics and Dementia: What attorneys and geriatric advocates need to know about the (over) use of antipsychotic medications with memory loss residents in a facility setting. March, 2016 Seminar


My 91 yr old husband with vascular dementia and incontinence has become aggressive (attempts to grab, threats of breaking and biting) when we try to change and clean him.