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Tools and Techniques for Everyday Caregiving

  • February 8, 2023

    10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learning to avoid situations that increase anxiety and distressed responses on the part of both the person living with AD/ARD and the care partner. Includes demonstrations of tools and techniques useful in daily caregiving.

Fairview Shores – Meeting Room 1
902 Lee Rd #26
Orlando, FL 32810

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Jackie’s Brain and Body Fitness Class (Zoom- Only)

Jackie’s Brain and Body Fitness Class (Zoom- Only)

  • February 8, 2023

    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Improve Memory
Daily exercise helps to improve memory and cognition.

Be More Alert
Exercise with cognitive tasks improves alertness and thinking.

Improve Coordination

Exercise helps improve physical and cognitive function.
Led by Experts

Exercises led by professionals with 20+ years of experience.

Participate in classes or on-demand workouts any time.

Engage in an evidence-based program that challenges you.
Socialize with Others
Meet new friends from all over the world.
Inspiration and motivation to keep you accountable.
Maintain consistency with your exercise schedule.

Join on Zoom:



Jackie Russell, a graduate of The Ohio State University, is co-founder of the online neurofitness platform, Total HealthWorks – a virtual group exercise site for Alzheimer’s, M.S., Parkinson’s and the Aging Brain. Jackie and colleague David Zid also created OhioHealth Delay the Disease™– an evidence-based Parkinson’s wellness program. Founded in 2006, they have grown their Parkinson’s-specific exercise classes in 30 states and Canada. She has been a featured speaker and educator at symposia and professional education courses nationally. Previously employed in a variety of nursing specialties (neurosurgery, orthopedics, critical care, and oculoplastics), Jackie’s current passion is bringing optimism and hope to a seemingly hopeless diagnosis. Regular exercise is the newest “drug” in the treatment of these diseases. In her spare time, Jackie enjoys, golf, paddle boarding, and playing with her grandchildren.

Venue:   Zoom Teleconference

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ADRC To The Rescue

ADRC To The Rescue

  • February 16, 2023

    9:00 am – 4:00 pm

A daylong event at the new Edyth building to highlight how Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center assists, educates and empowers the care partners of loved ones living with a dementia diagnosis. If you know of anyone living with dementia, please come by this event.

You are encouraged to drop by anytime between 9 AM – 4PM, or you can visit for one or all of these specific presentations:

  • 10 AM Relieving Stress with Meditation, Movement, and Gratitude by Dr. Lezle Laws
  • 10:45 AM Hope for the Future by Alexandra Garnier-Mercier of the Florida Brain Bank
  • 11 AM An update on Alzheimer’s & Research by Dr. Sheila Baez-Torres of K2 Medical Research
  • 12 PM The Power of Music Demonstration and Performance by Ashley Gravette of ADRC
  • 1 PM Workshop “When Words Don’t Work” by Edith Gendron, COO of ADRC, PAC-certified trainer and consultant
  • 2 PM Driving and Aging

The Edyth
199 S. Knowles Ave.
Winter Park, FL

Light refreshments will be served.

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When Words Don’t Work

  • February 16, 2023

    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Communication encompasses much more than the words we use. This workshop will provide the participants with tools, techniques and strategies for communicating with someone who is living with a dementia related illness when words are no longer useful.

Presented By: Edith Gendron

Venue:   Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation


199 S Knowles Ave, Winter Park, Florida, 32789, United States

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Savvy Caregiver

  • March 5, 2023

    10:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • March 13, 2023

    10:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • March 20, 2023

    10:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • March 27, 2023

    10:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • April 3, 2023

    10:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • April 10, 2023

    10:00 am – 12:00 pm

An evidence based 6 week (2 hours each week) series that provides the non-professional caregiver with the knowledge, skills, tools and strategies to increase confidence and reduce the stress of caring for someone living with Alzheimer’s disease or other form of dementia. This series provides understanding of the progressive nature of the disease while teaching strategies for contented involvement, positivity, focusing on the moment and recognizing joy in each day.

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