The goal of our webinar series is to support communities connect with people of all ages. Explore topics relating to lifestyle, caregiving, and health and share this learning opportunity with your community.
The State Health Assessment is used to examine key health indicators and provide a comprehensive overview of the health of Arizonans. The Assessment examines health across the lifespan, from maternal and infant health to healthy aging, and how health issues and causes of death differ among individuals throughout their lives. Carla Berg and Sheila Sjolander from the Arizona Department of Health Services present a look at some of the findings, with particular regard to older populations.
Dementia affects the ability to manage emotions, carry out daily living tasks, navigate the environment and communicate in a logical way. Therefore “behaviors” communicate a real sense of discomfort for both the person with dementia and the caregiver. Lori Nisson, Family and Community Services Director with Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, addresses the most common types of behavior problems and poses a variety of solutions that caregivers can easily implement.