Check your Wyoming PBS program guide for schedule information.
Wyoming Perspectives: Coping with Alzheimer’s
Program host, Margaret Benson, and expert guests will discuss many topics and issues involved with Alzheimer Disease including diagnosing the disease and coping with its impacts on a loved one . The panel of experts will include, Martha Stearn, MD; Carol Taylor, LCSW from the St. John's Institute for Cognitive Health in Jackson, Wyoming; Rev. Dr. Cathie Hughes, CEO of SW WRAP in association with the Wyoming Aging & Disability Resource Center; and Clarke Turner of Casper, family caregiver.
The effects of "Alzheimer's" on the human brain will be discussed as well as resources and strategies for caring for individuals impacted by this heartbreaking disease. Alzheimer Disease is the most frequent cause of irreversible dementia in adults. Intellectual impairment progresses gradually from forgetfulness to total disability. Diagnosing the disease and coping with its impacts on a loved one involve their own unique skills and challenges.
St. John's Institute for Cognitive Health
Free Memory & Cognitive Evaluations for U.S. Veterans
For a limited time, United States veterans residing in Wyoming and Idaho have access to FREE memory and cognitive health evaluations conducted by medical professionals from St. John’s Institute for Cognitive Health
Wyoming Dementia Care Casper, Wyoming,
SW WRAP -contact for Wyoming Aging & Disability Resource Center
Margaret's book reference for Alzheimer's patients' caregivers:
Aging With Dignity- "The Five Wishes" (Living Wills)
Alzheimer's Association: 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's