Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research

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Get insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.   Presenter: Rita Ussatis, MS, Family and Community Wellness, NDSU Extension/Cass County

The Daily Work of Grief: Reflections and Healing

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A virtual presentation for care partners and professionals who support those living with dementia. Care partners going through the journey of caring for someone with dementia often experience different kinds of grief and loss. Many people may not be aware that there is a name for what they are feeling and that there are strategies to help cope with these feelings. Join this healing discussion with real-world examples and practical techniques to navigate the complicated emotions of grief and loss. In this presentation you will learn: • What ambiguous loss and anticipatory grief look like in caring for someone with dementia • How grief, bereavement and depression can overlap • Common themes of loss with older adults and family caregivers • Coping strategies for significant loss • Practical self-care strategies in the midst of our own experiences with grief • Alzheimer’s Association resources that can help you

Person-Centered Dementia Care: Recommendations for Professionals

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Learn how to implement person-centered care in all aspects of dementia care as well as learn appropriate dementia care techniques in line with nationally recognized Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations.