The Bridge Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center has announced the first four months of programs, topics, and speakers for 2023.
First Wednesday Workshops are monthly educational mini workshops for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Local experts present topics related to Alzheimer’s and dementia in a one-hour session with time allotted for questions by the participants. Workshops are held on the first Wednesday of the month from 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM unless otherwise stated. Note: January’s First Wednesday Workshop is scheduled for January 11. If caregivers cannot leave their loved ones at home, The Bridge offers supervised and enjoyable activities during the workshop for those affected by dementia. First Wednesday Workshops are held at The Bridge Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center at 851 Olive St, Shreveport.
The speakers and dates for the first four First Wednesday Workshops of 2023 are:
January 11, 2023 – Susan Pierce EdD, MSN, RN, CNE, Faith Community Nurse at First Presbyterian Church: “When Right Seems Wrong, and Wrong Seems Right! – Applying an Ethical Decision Model for Person-Centered Care”
February 1, 2023 – Johnett Waterman, LCSW: “Let’s Talk About It – Home Health and Hospice”
March 1, 2023 – Becky Homminga, RN: “Fun At-Home Activities to Enlighten Your Day”
April 5, 2023 – Jeff Overdyke, MD: “House Calls with Dr. Jeff Overdyke – What Can Your Doctor Help You with in Your Alzheimer’s Journey”
Second Saturday Workshops are joint programs for caregivers and their loved ones with dementia. Different activities are held each month that include a form of art and music. This time can also be used as a respite for the caregiver if they stay onsite. These workshops begin at 11:00 AM on the second Saturday of each month at Broadmoor Presbyterian Church located at 1915 Grover Place, Shreveport.
The first four Second Saturday Workshops are:
January 14, 2023 – Meet me at the Movies: Watch old movie clips, listen to theme songs, and reminisce. Most importantly, pass the popcorn!
February 11, 2023 – That’s AMORE: A special Valentine’s Day luncheon for you and your loved one. Reservations are required.
March 11, 2023 – St. Patrick’s Day Games: Wear your green and prepare for fun, St. Paddy’s style.
April 8, 2023 – Sing Along to the Oldies – Musicians will lead us in singing songs from the past. Put your request in now for which Oldies but Goldie songs you would like to hear or sing along to.
The mission of The Bridge Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center is to provide awareness, education, resources, and support services for those in our community diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias, as well as to their family members and caregivers. The vision is to create a community where no one affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia makes the journey alone. For more information on their services, call 318-656-4800 or visit www.alzbridge.org.
The Bridge Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All funds raised by the organization are used to provide services in Northwest Louisiana. Programs of The Bridge Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center are supported by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation, Carolyn W. and Charles T. Beaird Family Foundation, Community Foundation of North Louisiana, First Presbyterian Church, Shreveport, Alta and John Franks Foundation, Powers Foundation, and the Thomas H. and Mayme P. Scott Foundation.