We hope everyone had a Merry Christmas with family, even if it was an unusual 2020 one. We all look forward to a healthy, happy, and social 2021. Hopefully, mostly in person!!!
For our New Year’s resolutions, we recommend a healthy diet (but including desserts-in moderation of course); exercise in whatever way you enjoy-biking, hiking, walking, yoga, exercise classes, etc.; regular physicals; lots of communication with friends and family, especially those who are alone or having to stay in for COVID reasons; and making time for spiritual health by having a quiet time to communicate with God in your preferred way. These are what healthcare workers recommend for the best overall health! And, of course volunteering, which I think we do well, even in the most difficult times.

SAVE THE DATE! Jan. 14 at 10:00 am (Zoom Call)
Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia – Presented by Cloud Conrad of New Street Compass
During the holidays did you observe a loved one struggling with comprehension, conversations, or Christmas memories? Are you concerned about a spouse, sibling, or parent? Caregiving for an Alzheimer’s sufferer is demanding and complex. Get the facts on Alzheimer’s and dementia and get your questions answered. Ignoring the problem is the worst reaction!
Alzheimer’s: A brain disease causing problems with memory, thinking and behavior. 
This session will address:
  • The impact of Alzheimer’s and the differences between Alzheimer’s and dementia
  • Risk factors to consider
  • Stages of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Current research and treatments and Alzheimer’s Association resources
 
Cloud Conrad is a Certified Trainer for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregivers with New Street Compass. She will provide information on the challenges of caring for Alzheimer’s patients, including some of the symptoms to look for so you can advocate sooner for your loved one.    

*Zoom number will be emailed prior to the session. 
 
 Stay tuned for Heart Month coming up in February!!! If anyone has ideas or projects they would like us to pursue, please let us know.