Transition To Wellness⁠—The Elephant in the Room: Addressing Memory Changes

Presented by
Danielle Dodson, MSW, LCSW
Advocate Memory Center

  • 5 pm Registration
  • 5:30–6:30 pm Presentation & Light Dinner

1.0 free CEU per program for nurses and social workers.

Alzheimer’s disease remains one of the most feared diagnoses. For this reason, many individuals and families avoid discussing memory changes, or make light of “senior moments” without adequately addressing possible underlying problems. However, memory changes can be the result of many conditions aside from Alzheimer’s disease; therefore, further evaluation is required in order to determine the underlying cause as well as a treatment plan. In this presentation, Ms. Dodson will review memory and thinking changes of concern, where to turn for help, and the process for determining a diagnosis. She will also discuss approaches to broaching the sensitive subject of memory concerns with a loved one.

  • Understand the spectrum from normal cognition through dementia
  • Recognize warning signs of dementia
  • Learn why it’s important to diagnose the condition causing memory or thinking changes
  • Explore ways to encourage a loved one to see a physician for evaluation of cognitive changes
  • Understand the diagnostic process, and the professionals involved in evaluation for dementia

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Transition To Wellness 2019





Weinberg Community for Senior Living
1551 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield, IL 60015
United States

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