About the Lunch & Learn Series

Whether you are caring for parents, in-laws, or other loved ones or just want more information for yourself, the Lunch & Learn Series is the perfect opportunity to learn about important elder care topics. Upcoming events include: 

Best Friends Approach to Dementia Care
Presented by Tracy Byrne, Master Best Friends Trainer, Bridgepointe at Ashgrove Woods
September 20, 2016
12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Alumni Gallery, W.T. Young Library
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Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or any other dementia can be challenging. The disease affects our loved one’s memory, thinking, language and behavior. The Best Friend’s Approach is a care philosophy that enhances the life of our loved one living with this disease. It teaches us to accept our loved one unconditionally, no matter what the behavior.  The care philosophy helps us stay connected to our loved one as the disease progresses. Tracy will share with us what the Best Friends Approach to Dementia Care is all about.

Why Pre-Planning is So Important
Presented by Kelly Mead, Kerr Brothers
October 11, 2016
12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Alumni Gallery, W.T. Young Gallery
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No one likes to think about or talk about death, but having preparations in place for your final arrangements is one of the most generous things you can do for your family. It alleviates the emotional and financial stress to those left behind in a time of sadness and confusion. It assures that your wishes will be respected and honored. Join us as Kelly discusses the importance of  talking with your family about the significance of pre-planning and how to start the process.

Other Elder Care Events

Caring for Those with Dementia
Presented by Dr. Gregory Jicha, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
Friday, November 18, 2016 -- 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
The Hilary J. Boone Center
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As part of National Caregiver’s Month and National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month UK Elder Care will be hosting Dr. Gregory Jicha in conjunction with our first annual UK Senior Resource Fair. Dr. Jicha will lead an informal talk on Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and caregiving. Participation and questions are encouraged at this unique event!