ROSELAND, NJ — Alzheimer’s New Jersey is internet hosting free particular interactive “Deliver Again the Pleasure” workshops for Alzheimer’s caregivers on the advantages of participating folks with dementia by means of music throughout March, April and Could. The subsequent workshop is scheduled for Friday, March 26, at 10 a.m. Essex County caregivers are invited to register for this one-session workshop through Zoom by going to On-line Schooling at www.alznj.org. To study extra about this system and future workshop dates, contact Caitlin Lennox at email@example.com.
“The COVID-19 well being disaster has dramatically elevated the emotional and monetary stress already skilled by households impacted by Alzheimer’s illness,” mentioned Ken Zaentz, president and CEO of Alzheimer’s New Jersey. “Because of COVID, emotions of isolation and loneliness are much more important and may end up in nervousness and behavioral points for the individual with dementia. Collaborating collectively by listening to acquainted music and interesting in music-focused actions has social and emotional advantages for individuals with Alzheimer’s illness, in addition to their caregivers.”
The Zoom workshops will final roughly 90 minutes. They are going to be facilitated by registered nurse Jan Maier, who’s now retired after 14 years of well being and growing old coverage analysis as senior analysis analyst at RTU Worldwide, the place for six years she was a part of the Nationwide Alzheimer’s and Dementia Useful resource Crew. With researcher Dr. Could Mittelman and others, Maier was instrumental in beginning the primary refrain for folks with dementia and their caregivers in the USA, The Unforgettables.
Workshop attendees will discover ways to use music to convey pleasure into their lives as caregivers. There can be a quick music-making exercise and a walkthrough of the newest mind science and analysis about how and why music is so highly effective.
“Deliver Again the Pleasure” is a grant-funded program obtainable to caregivers from Essex, Union, Somerset, Morris and Sussex counties. Funding has been supplied by the Grotta Fund for Senior Care of the Jewish Neighborhood Basis of Higher MetroWest.
To study extra about Alzheimer’s New Jersey applications, name 888-280-6055 or go to www.alznj.org.