Join these workshops to learn more about addressing pressing questions and experiences related to aging and caregiving.
RSVP to Talya Gillman at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 861-8784.
Understanding Dementia, Depression, Delirium
Dementia, depression and delirium are three of the most complicated mental health concerns for older adults. It is crucial to recognize and differentiate among these. Delirium requires immediate medical attention, while depression can lead to serious health issues or suicide. Depression also can be misdiagnosed as dementia. Karen Kent, a licensed mental health counselor with a specialty in geriatrics, will help us clarify differences and identify appropriate treatment for each.
Thursday, May 10, 2018
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Responding to Senior Myths & Aging
Steve Adler, 87, was married to Judy for 65 years when she died from Alzheimer’s disease. Their daughter, Barbara West, is an elder-law attorney and was Judy’s end-of-life caretaker. Looking back on Judy’s illness and death, this father-daughter team recognized that several “senior myths” often prevent aging Americans from being pro-active and planning for their own care. Adler, West and Adam Halpern, Director of Older Adult Services at JFS, will draw from their personal and professional experiences to share insights about these aging myths and related realities for caregivers. They will also provide strategies and hard-to-locate resources for aging adults and caregivers.
Thursday, June 7, 2018
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Caring for Aging Loved Ones is a two-part series sponsored by Congregation Beth Shalom, Jewish Family Service and Temple Beth Am.