West Chester, OH, April 16, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- The family receives the bad news. Mom has been diagnosis with Alzheimer’s. Now what?
She lives alone and has been becoming more and more forgetful. Her daughter Jane, doesn’t know anything about the disease. Neither does her younger brothers and they will expect her to take charge. It’s the first time anyone has been diagnosed with a memory disorder in their family.
Where does she begin? The physician has provided information about the disease and has set up a plan for initial medical treatment. It’s now up to the family to figure out how to take care of their mother and her affairs. Where to start? Besides the medical care, they will have to think about practical matters such as banking, Power of Attorney, Living Trust documents, real estate, etc.
The Cheering for Charity Foundation is a great source for information but more importantly, it can provide a connection to people who are experts in this field. On Wednesday, April 27, the Foundation is hosting a Free Senior Health Fair with Emphasis on Alzheimer’s/Dementia Resources. For the last five years, Cheering for Charity has hosted informative talks across the greater Cincinnati area for families facing this challenge. In an effort to reach a broader audience, they have developed a day long free expo to assist people like Jane, her mother and her family.
Here’s what they can expect to experience: Seminars on Alzheimer’s and caregiving and important talks by Dr. Robert Keyes who deals with families like theirs on a daily basis at the Christ Hospital Health & Aging Center. The 25 plus booths will be manned by professionals who will share with them information about: In-Home Care, planning a future move to a Senior Community or Long Term Care facility, and Hospice Care.
They can meet with attorneys and experts who specialize in Elder Law, as well as Estate and Pre-planning Techniques, and Funeral Pre-planning. There are also representatives to talk to about Medicaid Assistance Planning, Long Term Care Insurance, Safety, Fall Prevention and Personal Emergency Response Systems.
Continuing education classes titled, “Dealing with Dementia: Caring for the Caregiver” and “Medical Ethics in Aging” are also being offered for professionals in the health care industry. Registration for this class is required.
For more information visit cheeringforcharity.org