April 2017
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Greetings from UK Elder Care!

UK Elder Care Blog by Terri Weber
Time for Spring Cleaning
Spring has officially arrived! We feel more energized by the longer days and warmer temperatures, which means this may be a good time to channel that revitalized energy and consider a spring cleaning with your loved one in their home or apartment. Spring cleaning is more than just cleanliness – it may provide valuable insight into how your loved one is managing as they age.
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News You'll Want to Know
Four Ways to Help Care for Loved Ones with Technology
When it comes to caring for an aging parent or spouse, many want to help their loved one stay independent as long as possible. Nearly 90% of people over 65 want to stay at home as long as they are able, and technology makes it easier for people to do that. There are a slew of apps and services allowing people to schedule care for their aging parents, track their health and monitor symptoms. Read more.  
The Patients Were Saved. That's Why the Families Are Suing. 
Physicians and hospitals have grown accustomed to the threat of lawsuits when they fail to save a patient's life. Now, some face legal action for failing to let a patient die. Several lawsuits around the country say that health care providers disregarded or overrode advance directives, resuscitating people whose instructions clearly said not to. Read more. 
Upcoming UK Events
Presented by April Stauffer, Community Outreach Coordinator, Alzheimer's Association
Date: April 20, 2017
Time: 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. 
Location: Alumni Gallery, W.T. Young Library

For more info and to register, visit the 
UK Elder Care Events webpage.    
Info: Alzheimer's takes a devastating toll on caregivers with nearly 60 percent rating the emotional stress of caregiving as high or very high and 40 percent suffering from depression. Hear from April Stauffer, as she discusses the practical everyday tips you need to know to "get through the day" when living with someone with dementia. Feel free to brown bag your lunch or pick up something on your way. 

Presented by UK HealthCare
Dates: April 16 - 22
Events planned April 16 - 22 include: 
  • Exhibits in Pavilion A with information on advanced care planning from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on April 16 and April 18. 
  • The Patient Education Library located in Pavilion A will provide advanced directive materials and continuous showings of the Frontline documentary, Being Mortal. 

9th Annual Mind Matters Health Fair 
Date: April 26, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Fayette County Extension Office, 1140 Harry Sykes Way, Lexington, KY 40504

Registration: This is a FREE event and no registration is needed. 
Info: Explore interactive exhibit booths, free health and memory screenings, and presentations on health aging. For more info, view the event flyer.  

2nd Annual UK Senior Resource Fair and Workshop
Save the Date: Friday, November 10, 2017
Location: Hilary J. Boone Center

Info: UK Elder Care will be hosting its 2nd Annual Senior Resource Fair on Friday, November 10. In conjunction, Kathy Tuckey, a Teepa Snow Certified Positive Approach trainer, mentor, and speaker will be presenting a half-day workshop, Positive Approach to Care - Seeing It From the Other Side. Kathy will share awareness and techniques to help you be an empowered Positive Care partner. More details coming soon!
In the Community
Check out all the great events hosted by The Alzheimer's Association in April.  

Do You Receive Scam Calls? 
Presented by Attorney General Andy Beshear in partnership with AARP Kentucky
Date: April 19, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
Location: Shiloh Baptist Church, 237 East 5th St., Lexington, KY 40508

Info: Learn about scams and how you can protect yourself and your loved ones. For more info, view the event flyer

Woodford County Caregiver Meetings
Dates: 2nd Tues. of each month at 5:30 p.m. at Daisy Hill Senior Living in Versailles and 2nd Thurs. of each month at 10:30 a.m. at The Homeplace in Midway
Register: All support groups are free and open to the public. Click
here for more info.

Learn more about events hosted by the Lexington Area Parkinson's Support Group. 
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