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TUESDAY LUNCHEON GROUP
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Place: Jewish Community Center on Wyoming Avenue
Time: 11:45 Cost: $15
Menu: not decided yet but it will be delicious
Janet Yagoda Shagamis a freelance medical and science writer; a visiting professor at the Max Planck Institute in Göttingen,Germany; an artist and printmaker; and the coauthor (with Rebecca G. Rogers, MD, and Shelley Kleinschmidt) of Regaining Bladder Control: What Every Woman Needs to Know. WIth the backing of the Alzheimer Association, Janet is developing an arts program for people who have Alzheimer disease and other types of dementia. Her book An Unintended Journey offers caregivers much-needed help at a time when they need it most.
The purpose of this presentation is to give attendees the practical information they need to help family caregivers navigate the complex world of dementia care. Topics will include common misconceptions caregivers may have about: dementia versus Alzheimer disease, medications used to extend memory or to manage behavior, and the misgivings associated with palliative and hospice care. Other topics will include: practical day-to-day management strategies, the legal aspects associated with becoming a family caregiver, family dynamics, and how to find caregivers and assisted living facilities. Janet will also give an overview of local, state, and federal resources that provide support services or help families overcome some of the financial hurdles that dementia care creates.
To make a reservation hit reply and email me back or call Sandy Hansen at 331-1456. If we do not hear from you 24 hours before the luncheon about cancelling your reservation you will still be responsible for covering the cost of the meal. We hate to do this but we have to pay if you do not show up.
Janet will have signed books available - with tax $21.40.
Hadassah is please to be having our luncheons at the JCC in conjunction with the Jewish Community Center. We want to thank them for this opportunity and to thank The Holocaust & Intolerance Museum on NM for the loan of their microphone.
Save the Date! Sunday, January 26, 2014 from 2:00-4:30 pm at the JCC
Hadassah Education Day - Theme: Cancer Breakthroughs in New Mexico - What's happening now!
Stay tuned for further details.
Bears & Blankies Mitzvah Group, D'vora Bears for the abused
The next bear making session will be on Tuesday, November 26th, at the home of Gerry Kipper. If you would like to attend PLEASE let Gerry know, 856-4097. If you would like to bring something for lunch please let Gerry know.
Bears & Blankets is a mitzvah group of Hadassah ladies who get together once a month to make bears and blankets for those children who are caught in the misery of the domestic violence that happens too often. The women meet at the home of Gerry Kipper and all materials (and lunch!) are donated. To date, the group has created approximately 70 blankets and over 180 bears.
For more information on this group hit reply or contact Fran Luftschein at 856-1526 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Caroline and Joseph Gruss Surgical Wing Dedicated at Hadassah Medical Organization
- Her father loved technical innovation. Her mother was more devoted to traditional ways of doing things. In turn, naming the new Caroline and Joseph Gruss Surgical Wing of the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower, with its high tech operating theaters and welcoming family rooms was a perfect fit, said Dr. Evelyn Gruss Lipper, speaking for the Gruss family.
- Hadassah’s Trauma Unit: Teaching the World about Saving Victims of Mass Casualty Events
- For the past 20 years, every student in Hadassah's medical school has participated in a two-week trauma course after finishing his sixth year; as a result, there are almost 3,000 Hadassah graduates practicing medicine around the world who have been trained to treat blast trauma victims and handle triage during a mass casualty event.
- Dr. Yoram Maaravi, Change Agent in Caring for the Elderly
- "It's the best thing to do in medicine; it's fulfilling, fascinating, challenging, and rewarding," says Dr. Yoram Maaravi, the Hadassah Medical Organization's Director of Geriatric Rehabilitation, in describing his career as a geriatrician at Hadassah's Hospital on Mount Scopus.
- Texas First Lady Anita Perry Tours Hadassah's Hospital in Ein Kerem
- During her visit to Israel as part of the Texas Economic Development Mission, First Lady Anita Perry toured the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem where she received an in-depth briefing from Prof. Yoram Weiss, Medical Director of Hadassah Hospital-Ein Kerem in the Shock Trauma Center.
- Saved from Fatal Meningitis, American Attorney Praises Uniqueness of Hadassah
- "I am alive today because the doctors at Hadassah are not constrained by the traditional paradigm of medical practice or typical treatment modalities," says Michael Weiss, who was recently a very ill patient at the Hadassah Medical Organization. Read about his experience and his admiration for Hadassah's physicians.
- Hadassah’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center: a Growing Reputation for Success
- Thanks to a wide range of sophisticated diagnostic and monitoring equipment, innovative treatment options, and a dedicated multidisciplinary team with an impressive success rate, the Hadassah Medical Center's Comprehensive Epilepsy Center continues to draw increasing numbers of patients from throughout Israel and abroad.
- Professor Yoram Weiss Named New Medical Director of Hadassah’s Ein Kerem Hospital
- Hadassah Medical Organization Director General Avigdor Kaplan has named Hadassah physician Prof Yoram Weiss as the new medical director of Hadassah's hospital in Ein Kerem.
- Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America Mourns Passing of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef
- Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America (HWZOA) today joined with the people of Israel and the worldwide Jewish community in mourning the passing of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef.
- Hadassah Remembers Former Prime Minister of Israel Yitzchak Rabin z"l
- In 1995, Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin shared the Henrietta Szold Award, Hadassah's highest honor, awarded for their initiation of the peace process with the Palestinians.
- Electrocuted Romanian Medical Student, Airlifted to Hadassah, Making Progress
- David Fintzi's breathing and eating support have been removed so that he's able to speak freely and to eat once again. He is now receiving physical therapy to regain movement in his burned limbs.
- Abandoned Baby Found in Jerusalem Cared for at Hadassah's Medical Adoption Unit
- Last week, the story of an abandoned baby found in Jerusalem's Old City dominated the news. The baby was brought to Hadassah's hospital on Mount Scopus, where the Medical Adoption Unit treated her and are now finding the baby a home.