Gerontology Institute Workshop Series

The Ithaca College Gerontology Institute provides high quality education to students and professionals, empowering them to positively impact the lives of older people.

The ICGI is partnering with the Central New York Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association to bring a series of three workshops related to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Basics of Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia
December 5, 2018 1:00-2:00 pm
Country Inn & Suites, 1100 Danby Rd. , Ithaca, NY

If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia, it’s time to learn the facts. This program discusses

  • the difference between normal gaining and dementia
  • explores how the brain works, defines dementia and its stages
  • explains the importance of clinical trials and give an overview of the program
  • services offered by the Alzheimer’s Association

The program is one hour. Intended for: Individuals and caregivers impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia, as well as anyone interested in learning more about Alzheimer’s disease.

To register for these events, please call 1-800-272-3900 or go to the Alzheimer's Association's website.

Effective Communication Strategies
January 16, 2019, 1:00-2:00 pm

Country Inn & Suites, 1100 Danby Rd., Ithaca, NY

This program explores how communication takes place when someone is living with Alzheimer’s. Learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease. The program is one hour long. Intended for: Caregivers and friends of anyone that interacts with an individual living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia.

To register for these events, please call 1-800-272-3900 or go to the Alzheimer's Association's website.

Legal and Financial Planning
February 6, 2019, 1:00-3:00 pm,

Country Inn & Suites, 1100 Danby Rd. Ithaca, NY

If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia, planning for the future is important. Our experts will give an overview of pertinent legal documents such as wills, powers of attorney, and health care proxies, as well as an overview of financial issues and options like Medicare, Medicaid or veterans benefits. The program is two hours long. Intended for: Individuals and families impacted by Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. This introductory program is not a substitute for professional legal or financial advice.

To register for these events, please call 1-800-272-3900 or go to the Alzheimer's Association's website.

To request an accommodation for a disability, please contact Karen Brown at kbrown19@ithaca.edu or 607-274-1607, as soon as possible.

We frequently plan these learning opportunities using suggestions from the broader aging services network. If you have suggestions for, or questions about, the content of the workshops, please contact the Gerontology Institute, 607-274-1607, or kbrown19@ithaca.edu .

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