Alzheimer's Caregivers: The Unsung Heroes with Judith London, PhD
Thursday September 11, 2014 10 am Pacific/1 pm Eastern
Join Dr. Wyatt and her special guest, psychologist Dr. Judith London who is the author of two books on Alzheimer's Disease. She will discuss her experiences working with Alzheimer's patients and their caregivers over the past 20 years and offer her insights into the special challenges created by this devastating disease. Dr. London will also share some of the stories from her books. In this interview you will learn:
why Dr. London was inspired to work with and write about Alzheimer's patients
what are the major challenges faced by caregivers for Alzheimer's patients
tips for caregivers in relating to their loved ones with Alzheimer's
how hospice and palliative care workers can be more supportive of family caregivers
Dr. Judith London is a licensed psychologist with more than 20 years of experience working with people dealing with dementia. After writing her first book, Connecting the Dots: Breakthroughs in Communication as Alzheimer’s Advances, she has written the book, Support for Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregivers: The Unsung Heroes for relatives, friends and professionals to offer comfort and sustenance throughout the long journey of Alzheimer’s. Dr. London has been an Adjunct Professor at New York University, Trainer and Workshop Leader in the areas of dementia and communication, caregiver stress management, and brain health. Featured in newspapapers and television, Dr. London is the Alzheimer’s expert of the WebMd Alzheimer’s Community, and sharecare.com.