Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. Join Lindsey Vajpeyi, Programs & Services Manager for the Alzheimer’s Association’s National Capital Area Chapter and Penny Gladhill, Director of the Volunteer Helping Hands program at Hospice Caring, for this workshop to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 7 to 8:30 pm Hospice Caring, Inc. | 518 South Frederick Avenue | Gaithersburg, MD 20877 Space is limited! Registration is required.
Friday, October 27 at 4 pm – Sunday, October 29 at 2 pm
Rockwood Manor Retreat Center, Potomac, MD
See the attached flyer for more information. Space is limited! Registration is required. To register, contact Anne Baker, Director of Adult Bereavement Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-990-0854
- Learn the mental health facts and warning signs and take the pledge to support children and teens from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI):
- From Mental Health America (MHA): Keep a grateful journal, start your day with a cup of coffee, and 29 other tips to boost your Mental Health.
- 24-hour Crisis Center 240-777-4000
- Mental Health/Substance Abuse Screening and Referral/ACCESS to Behavioral Health Program 240-777-1770
- EveryMind. (formerly MHAMC) email@example.com
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Program 240-777-1450
Know your rights: the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the comprehensive, wide-ranging civil rights law enacted in 1990, protects people with disabilities from discrimination in employment, state and local government services, public accommodations, transportation, and telecommunications. The ADA defines someone with a disability as a person with a physical or mental impairment that limits one or more life activities, a person with a history of such impairments, or a person that is perceived by others to have such an impairment. A full guide to the ADA and other Disability Rights Laws is available here.
The Abilities Network provides customized services to children, adults, and families with differing abilities. Contact 1.800.492.2523 for more information about their programs and services.
DHHS’s Aging and Disability Resource Unit at 240-777-3000
Jewish Council for the Aging Senior Hotline at 301-255-4200
FYI-Programs in our Community
Maryland Family Caregiver Support Program: Calendar of Upcoming Events
Home Care Partners: A Client’s Story
24-hour Crisis Center at 240-777-4000
Mental Health Association of Montgomery County at 301-424-0656 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Program at 240-777-1450
Mental Health/Substance Abuse Screening and Referral/Access program at 240-777-1770FYI – Programs in our Community TRACKS: A new program from Family Services, Inc, the Transition to Adulthood Program TRACKS is a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program for transitional aged youth (TAY) who require assistance to help facilitate the transition to adult life Individuals with Special Needs Jewish Social Service Agency’s team of specially trained clinicians and other professionals provide a wide range of mental health, care management, and employment and support services for all those in our community with special needs. Individuals with Special Needs: Unlocking Development Potential and Maximizing Opportunity