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FREE Elder Care Lunch & Learn Series

What You Need to Know: 

UK Elder Care is pleased to present the 2014 Lunch & Learn Series. Bring your lunch and learn about important topics. Each free session requires registration and is open to UK faculty, staff, retirees, spouses, and sponsored dependents. Space is limited.


UK Elder Care is pleased to present these upcoming events for 2014. For more information about these events, contact Terri Weber, Elder Care Specialist, at terri.weber@uky.edu or (859) 323-4600. 

Virtual Dementia Tour
April 17, 2014 (available times are from 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.)
UK Gaines Center for the Humanities/Bingham Davis House, 218 East Maxwell Street
To register, call Terri Weber, UK Elder Care Specialist, at (859) 323 4600, ext. 2 or e-mail terri.weber@uky.edu
Click here for Virtual Dementia Tour flyer.

The Virtual Dementia Tour is a unique simulation that allows participants to experience life through the eyes of their friends and loved ones who have Alzheimer's Disease or other related dementias. Participants should expect to spend about 30 minutes at the simulation. 


Mental Health of Seniors
Georgia Swank, The Ridge
May 22, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Gallery Room, W.T. Young Library
Click here to register.
Georgia Swank, from The Ridge, will speak about mental health issues facing older Americans. This Lunch & Learn is being held as part of May is Mental Health Month. 


Past Lunch & Learn Events
Overview of Nursing Home Care
April 9, 2014 from 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
W.T. Young Library Gallery Room
Sherry Culp from the Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency will present an overview of nursing home care, how to select a facility, payment options, the importance of resident's rights and how to advocate for good care.
Kentucky Legislative Research Commission - The Kentucky Law tab is in the mustard colored banner down the left side of the page. Once you click on that tab you will see another set of options. Click on the second tab, Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR). Here you will be able to search for the Kentucky regulations you are looking for. Please see above KARs on nursing homes and personal care homes.
The Beers Criteria (aka Beers List) - Guideline for healthcare professionals to help improve the safety of prescibing medications for older adults. It emphasizes de-prescribing of medication.
Self-Care: The Key to Longevity and Staying Healthy
March 25, 2014 from 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
W.T. Young Library Gallery Room
Please note this Lunch & Learn was canceled, and we will work with the speaker to reschedule at a later date.
A recent study by Ohio State University researchers and the National Institute on Aging found that the chronic stress of caregiving can shorten a caregiver's life by 4 to 8 years! What can we do to offset the damage of caregiver stress for ourselves so that we can be better caregivers for our loved ones? Please join us on Tuesday, March 25 in the Gallery Room of the W.T. Young Library from 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. when Dr. Leo Boisvert, D.C. from Malabu Family Chiropractic will join us. Dr. Boisvert focuses on whole wellness and will talk about longevity and staying healthy, not only for ourselves, but for our older loved ones.
Understanding Home Care
March 4, 2014 from 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
W.T. Young Library Gallery Room
Click here for PDF of presentation.
Remember Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz clicking her heels and repeating, "There's no place like home, there's no place like home." That seems to ring true for all of us, but what happens when the risks and challenges of staying in your home compromise your comfort and safety. There are services available to help you or your loved one live comfortably and safely in the home, while providing the care and support you need. Please join us Tuesday, March 4 from 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. in the Gallery Room of the W.T. Young Library when Bill Hughes, owner of Accessible Home Care and current Chair of the Bluegrass Elder Abuse Prevention Council, will be with us. He will discuss the differences between home care and home health care and what you can expect from each of these services, options for paying for services in the home, and caregiving tips. 
Hot Topics & Hot Chocolate with Dr. Greg Jicha
February 11, 2014 from 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
W.T. Young Library Gallery Room
Thanks to everyone who joined us for Hot Topics & Hot Chocolate on February 11, 2014 as we welcomed Dr. Greg Jicha, UK Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology and the Sanders Brown Center on Aging. Amongst his many responsibilities, he is the Director of the Clinical Core of the UK Alzheimer's Disease Center and is the principle investigator at UK for the National Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study Group. He also serves on the Clinical Task Force and Steering Committee for the National Institute on Aging Alzheimer's Disease Center Program. We were fortunate that he made time to be with us for an informal 'one-on-one' chat about Alzheimer's disease, dementia and caregiving. Below you will find some of the information referenced during this event.
Family Caregiver Workshop (March 7, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Fayette County Extension Office)
Lexington Alzheimer's Community Celebration (February 22, 8:00 p.m. at Natasha's Bistro, Lexington, Ky.)
For more info visit the websites of the Alzheimer's Association and Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center.
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