This online library serves older adults, family members and caregivers. Embrace Aging programs provide practical information on how to handle issues associated with aging, including Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias.
Alzheimer's Education Series
Did you know that about 1 in 9 people age 65 and older (10.7%) has Alzheimer’s? Chances are, you or someone you know is a caregiver for someone with dementia. LeadingAge Iowa and the Alzheimer’s Association have partnered to provide resources and education for caregivers, families and professionals. Check out the 2023 Winter Alzheimer’s Education Series that will provide tools to help improve quality of life. Topics such as effective communication, dementia conversations, and more will be discussed!
Click here for more information: https://www.leadingageiowa.org/dementiaseries
Embrace Aging video library
Dr. Yogesh Shah, a geriatric specialist at Broadlawns Geriatric Medicine and Memory Center, discusses managing chronic diseases, including the cost individually and nationally, what happens when patients go to the hospital and the outcomes, and what we can do to
Joel Olah, Executive Director at Aging Resources of Central Iowa, discusses turning conversation to action when it comes to family caregiving. He covers population dynamics and caregiving, the case for caregiving, family dynamics and having the conversation, and caregiving resources.
Charles Wurth of Arbor Springs discusses what Alzheimer’s Disease is, the progression of the disease, the needs of those with Alzheimer’s Disease, and guiding principles for caregivers and family of those with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias. Embracing Aging is
Susan Callison, Program Specialist, Greater Iowa Chapter Alzheimer’s Association, describes the types and symptoms of dementia and strategies to reduce dementia risks. She explains the Alzheimer’s Association’s research and service to support those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Embracing
Difficultly managing personal finances is often among the first signs of dementia noticed by caregivers. David Strege, partner and senior financial planner at Syverson Strege and Company, explains the impact aging has on financial decision making, sharing practical steps to
Anxiety, depression and other adjustment challenges can overwhelm families as they try to adjust to the new realities in their lives. Jake F. Li, licensed independent social worker, Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center, shares advice for meeting retirement or declining
Embracing Aging is brought to you by Calvin Community Foundation, American Enterprise Group, The Comparison Project at Drake University and Des Moines University with special thanks to our sponsors AARP Iowa, Alzheimer’s Association: Greater Iowa Chapter, American Enterprise Group, Arbor Springs, Broadlawns Medical Center Geriatric and Memory Center, Cultivating Compassion: The Dr. Richard Deming Foundation, Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center, Des Moines Area Religious Council, The Hale Group, HCI Care Services, Syverson Strege and Company – Sherpa Investment Management, Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center, Polk County and Westminster Presbyterian Church.