We hope these tips for caring for those with dementia prove helpful.

Engage Your Loved One in Activities
As a caregiver, you get up each day and care for your loved one, assisting with daily activities such as ablutions and meal planning. Ensuring that your loved one is safe and comforted is important, and so is engaging them. We wanted to share some activities that you can do together. 
 
In this newsletter you will find this helpful information:
  • Activities for those with Alzheimer's
  • Lots of educational event coming in September including Date with a Cure
  • Our next Town Hall Forum is September 28
  • Walk with us at the Alzheimer's Walk on October 21 (sign up now)
  • Plus, some fascinating facts to keep you entertained
Read on.
Activities Step Up in September

The community will be jumping with activity in September and you are welcome to join us. Whether it is Cooking for the Senses, Flower Arranging, or the Red Hat Tea Party, join your loved one for an activity or two. Click below to see the full calendar.


Don't forget to s ign up for the Town Hall Forum on Sept. 28.
A Date with a Cure

In an effort to keep you well informed, we wanted to apprise you of some relevant events that you may want to attend.

Alzheimer's San Diego is hosting A Date with a Cure event on September 9. Learn about current clinical trials at the expo from 9 am to 10 am. From 10 am to noon, listen to the distinguished panel of experts discuss the current state of research and findings. The event will take place at:

University of San Diego Shiley Theatre
5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110

RSVP for Date with a Cure here.

Activate Your Daily Care

Engaging in activities with someone with Alzheimer's or dementia requires planning and patience. Sometimes activities are restricted because of the challenges they present. 

The Alzheimer's Association has a great guide to make sure that your activities are successful and engaging. They also have some tips for what you can do at home. 


We found a few ideas that you can do together.


In addition, linking with others with Alzheimer's or dementia can be helpful. Alzheimer's San Diego has activities for caregivers and their loved ones throughout the month. Here is a link to their calendar AND some of their fun social outings. Mark your calendar for the visit to City Farmer's Nursery on September 14.

The Next Town Hall Forum is Sept. 28

The Alzheimer's Progression: 
Planning for the Future

At this free educational event for family caregivers, you will learn practical advice for your caregiving journey.

Learn how to prepare for the progressive nature of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Also, learn the important legal aspects of caring for a loved one now and as care needs change..

Speakers:

Mushrik Kaisey, MD - Board Certified Geriatric Internist
Heidi Klippel - Attorney at Law, Wills & Trust

More information is available here or by calling 1-888-636-5677.

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 8:30 am to 11 am 
Complimentary continental breakfast at 8:30 am.

Chula Vista Golf Course  (Note new location)
4475 Bonita Road
Bonita, CA 91902
 
This event if free, but reservations are required. You can register online or call 888-MEM-LOSS (888-636-5677).
Make Strides in the Alzheimer's Walk on Oct. 21

Get on your feet and walk with us as we assemble a team for the Walk4ALZ in Balboa Park on Oct. 21. Click here to join our team.

Join the ActivCare Walk4ALZ Team
Did You Know...?

The first day of fall starts on September 22. It is also the autumnal equinox, when the earth receives exactly 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness.

Fall babies, children born between September and November are more likely to live to be 100 than those born at other times of year, according to a University of Chicago study of 1,500 centenarians. 

Don't forget the D. Researchers think that lower levels of vitamin D (due to shorter days and less contact with sunshine) is in part responsible for autumn and winter weight gain.

Asking people for small favors trains their brain to believe they like you.

Researchers found that the music you listen to can temporarily change a person's visual perception and affect what they think and see.

Studies have shown that people really do take longer to leave a parking spot when someone is waiting for it. (So true!)

According to a study, eating an apple before going shopping causes a person to buy 25% more fruits and vegetables. (September 16 is National Eat an Apple Day.)

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