More outstanding, live training events to come in the fall.
In the meantime, please join us for one of our monthly echo sessions or caregiver support programs this summer. Scroll down to learn more.
Project Echo: Neurological Health of Older Adults
Wednesday, June 21st at 8AM CST
Use the button in the blue ECHO section below to learn more and register
ECHO: telementoring for Physicians & advanced practice providers
Click below to learn more, see scheduled events, and register
Dementia Engagement Kits
LA-GWEP has distributed 30 Dementia Engagement Kits to Ochsner primary care clinics in Louisiana.
These kits are filled with items that create the opportunity to reminisce, participate in meaningful activity, and provide a joyful and stimulating experience for PLwD. When used in waiting rooms at primary care offices, these kits help ease the waiting period for PLwD and their caregivers.
Dementia Caregiver Support Program
The Dementia Caregiver Support Program offers support groups and education on Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias. These events are targeted toward family caregivers, but are open to professionals or anyone who wants to learn more about dementia. All groups and educational opportunities are virtual and offered at no cost to participants! Click below to learn more about specific offerings.
LA-GWEP & COVID-19
At the height of the COVID-19 crisis, LA-GWEP provided additional resources to persons living with dementia and their caregivers in an effort to ease some of the challenges created by the pandemic.
This project, known as LA-GWEP Covid-19 Telehealth Response Plan, was carried out in addition to the standard objectives of LA-GWEP and concluded in April 2021.
Goals & Objectives
Prevent, prepare for, and respond to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and coronavirus disease (COVID-19), as needs evolve, among persons with ADRD and their caregivers.
1. Promote the use of telehealth technology to assess and alleviate the risk of COVID-19 and related, negative health and wellbeing outcomes among caregivers of persons with ADRD and their care recipients in the home environment.
2. Prepare caregivers and care recipients to respond to COVID-19 now and in the future, via telehealth technology.
3. Provide access to telehealth technology to limit the spread of COVID-19 among caregivers and care recipients.
Objectives in action
LA-GWEP provided ipad’s to family caregivers of persons living with dementia (PLwD). LA-GWEP then trained caregivers to use ipads for virtual visits via the LA-GWEP telemedicine program* and for virtual caregiver support groups.
LA-GWEP provided books about dementia care to family caregivers of PLwD.
LA-GWEP created and distributed a pocket guide for primary care providers to assist in caring for patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias.
*Telemedicine is ongoing and not limited to LA-GWEP’s covid-19 response plan. LA-GWEP’s telemedicine program remains relevant and critical for persons living with ADRD and the students and healthcare professionals working in the telemedicine program.
Read the press release
Funds received through the CARES Act to support LA-GWEP COVID-19 Telehealth Response Plan will be used to support LA-GWEP’s chief community organization partner, Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area (ASCA), which will serve as the lead for the proposed plan