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May 17, 2018

Meeting Of The Minds Conference



As a person’s dementia progresses, they loose the ability to make sound decisions. To maintain safety, health and overall well-being, others, usually family members,  assume this responsibility and many decisions are difficult ones. My recent presentation at the Alzheimer’s Association annual Hudson Valley regional conference offered a How-to-Guide For Caregivers: What are the Difficult Decisions and When Do You Make Them http://www.alzhudsonvalley.org/meeting-of-the-minds-2018.html


Examples of difficult decisions range from:

  • Taking away the car keys
  • Assuming the bill paying
  • Bringing in the assistance of others
  • Getting involved in personal care
  • Transferring to a long term care
  • Initiating hospice care


Here are guidelines that I suggested to assist in making difficult decisions:

  • Determine what are the options
  • What is the easiest first step
  • What are the solutions to get you through and beyond
  • What are the roadblocks
  • How will you feel after you take action
  • How will you reward yourself
  • Plan for setbacks



In making these difficult decisions family members do not always agree that there is a problem or view the solution differently. Given that each family situation is different, I offer personalized guidance to accomplish that difficult decisions are made.


If you need more information to help you make those difficult decisions contact me.



May 22, 2018

April 21, 2018

This symposium which is free and open to the public always offers up to date information, community resources, opportunity to talk directly to professionals. I am honored to be presenting at this conference. 

May 17, 2018

I am honored to be presenting at the upcoming Meeting of the Minds 
Fourth Annual Hudson Valley Regional Dementia Conference. I will be presenting A How-To Guide for Caregivers: What are the Difficult Decisions and When Do You Make Them?

Click to register or learn more about the Meeting of the Minds Dementia Conference taking place on May 17!



Please come by and say hello, I'll have a table at the event

June 15, 2017

July 21, 2016

Mayor's Wellness Initiative- Alzheimer's Symposium

In my continued effort to raise Alzheimer's Awareness on a town basis, I was asked by the Mayor of Mahwah to organized a special program for older adults who attend attend their Senior Center. In addition to coordinating the symposium, I presented along with an attorney and financial planner. The 125 attendees learned about the difference between Normal aging and Alzheimer's and Legal and financial considerations and planning. The event was sponsored by Brandywine Assisted Living in Mahwah.











Vivian is the facilitator at the caregiver support groups

August 1,2018

Caregiver Support Group 
Time: 7 - 9 pm 
188 Paramus Road 
Paramus, NJ 
Free and Open to the Public

September 12, 2018

CAHA Providers Alzheimer's Training

Time: 10:00am-12:30pm

299 Market Street, Suite 235

Saddle Brook, NJ 07666

To register call:


September 12, 2018

Bristal of Woodcliff Lake
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Location: 364 Chestnut Ridge Road
Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07666
Free and Open to the public

September 26, 2018

Caregivers Unite​​​​​ Monthly Forum

Presentation: Overcoming Caregiver Guilt 

Time 6:30-&;30pm

Ramsey Library

Open To The Public 




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