Have you ever wondered how people with Alzheimer’s and related dementias experience the world? This presentation will discuss changes in sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste. Family caregivers, professional caregivers, students and the community are welcome.
The seminar will provide a new perspective for caregivers of those with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. The focus will be on improving life for caregivers and individuals with memory challenges. Strategies for negotiating challenging behaviors and maintaining a meaningful life after diagnosis will be discussed. All are welcome.
Learn the answers to frequently asked questions about Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Information will be presented by Elaine Eshbaugh, coordinator of the gerontology program in the School of Applied Human Sciences and researches community knowledge of Alzheimer's disease and normal aging-related memory changes.
Come to a free film screening to celebrate the 10th anniversary of UNI Gerontology! You're Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don't is a recently released documentary that was filmed exclusively in an Alzheimer's care unit.
Donna Harvey, director of the Iowa Department on Aging, will present "Aging in Iowa: Who Cares?" Harvey was appointed to her position by Governor Terry Brandstad in 2011. Prior to this, she was the exective director of the Hawkeye Valley Area Agency on Aging in Waterloo. The event is sponsored by UNI Gerontology and the Iowa Consortium of Aging Programs. The lecture will be broadcast live to Iowa State University, the University of Iowa and Des Moines Area Community College through the ICN. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Dr. Matthew Rizzo, University of Iowa, will present "The Aging Mind and Brain Cluster Initiative." The presentation is part of the Iowa Consortium of Aging Programs Spring Colloquia Series and will be presented via ICN.