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"I think my loved one might have dementia . . . what do I do next?" Live & Interactive Discussion with Dr. William Mansbach


Gain valuable insight from a pioneer in the development of memory clinics and co-author of the award-winning book, Brain Health as You Age: A Practical Guide to Maintenance and Prevention

Dr. William Mansbach
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Mansbach Health Tools, LLC which supports the BCAT® Research Center. He is also the Chief Executive Officer and President of CounterPoint Health Services  

Questions Asked in this Discussion

  • What would be a good way to begin the conversation with a parent you feel may be in the early stages of dementia? They dont think something is wrong but family is unable to get them to maybe talk to someone.
  • One thing I've found to be hard as a caregiver is you see a neurologist for follow up, a psychiatrist for
  • My mother was diagnosed with vascular dementia last year. I have had multiple concussions in the past few years. When I forget something, I am scared that I will end up like my mother. Also, her sister died with Alzheimer’s. I am 63 years old. What can I do to reduce the risk?
  • is a nueroquant scan a respected tool in the mh field?
  • One thing I've found to be hard is you see a neurologist for follow up for Alzheimer's but may also have been dealing with depression and anxiety for their entire life so you see a psychiatrist for that, and then you have your pcp for other things and as a caregiver it's hard to figure out who to go too or what's impacted by Alzheimer's vs. what is needs to be dealing with other things.
  • What about GeroTranscendense? How do you distinguish normal aging with memory loss vs. ADRD?
  • What is the BCAT assessment process like?
  • What qualifications would a professional need to have to administer the BCAT?
  • How is the BCAT different from neuropsychological testing?
  • I have heard of many examples of people with cognitively demanding jobs having congnitive decline when quit performing those mental tasks involved in their job. Is there a connection between cognitive decline and retirement?
  • Is there a correlation between ADHD and rusk of dementia since both affect working memory?
  • is there research on ptsd and the connection with Alzheimer's?
  • A previous speaker encouraged Reading, First Grade Math, and writing daily as memory excercise. Can he comment on that?

Chat Transcript

From Me to Everyone 11:57 AM

Welcome everyone! We will get the discussion started soon!  This recording and a chat transcript will be posted later today at https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/digital-discussions

From Laura Oliver to Everyone 12:04 PM

Thank you Steve.  Learn more about Brightview Senior Living at www.BrightviewSeniorLiving.com  We have over 20 communities in Maryland and 4 in NoVa.  We are here to help.

From Jeannette Hand to Everyone 12:04 PM

Jeannette Hand, RN with Assisting Hands, Potomac.

From Elva Roy to Everyone 12:05 PM

Hello friends from Arlington, TX. Elva Roy from Ambassadors For Aging Well.org

From Allison Waters to Everyone 12:06 PM

Hello everyone! I'm happy to answer any questions you have concerning Memory Care at Harmony and introduce our NEW Signature Memory Care Program - Harmony Reflections.

From Rahima Jamal to Everyone 12:06 PM

Hello, We are Caring for Seniors (Home Care) in MARYLAND.  Thank you Rahima Jamal 443 739 2679

From Lindsey Vajpeyi to Everyone 12:06 PM

Hello everyone! Lindsey from Insight Memory Care Center. Lindsey.Vajpeyi@insightmcc.org or 703-204-4664

From CORA PLASS to Everyone 12:07 PM

Hello Everyone! I'm so happy to be here representing LionHeart Eldercare. I'd love to hear from you: Cora@lionhearteldercare.com  Our website: lionhearteldercare.com

From Colleen Konstanzer to All Panelists 12:08 PM

Hi everyone - I am Colleen Konstanzer with Winter Growth Memory Care, Assisted Living, and Adult Day Programs. We also offer Respite Care, with just a One Week minimum. Feel free to reach out. Colleen.konstanzer@wintergrowthinc.org / 410-964-9616

From Tony Hughes to Everyone 12:08 PM

Good afternoon everyone! Tony Hughes from Goodwin House Home Health (thughes@goodwinhouse.org/ 571-419-1106). Thanks to Steve & the hosts for making this educational event happen today!

From Michael Smith to Everyone 12:09 PM

Good afternoon everyone,

From Me to Everyone 12:10 PM

I am excited that we have representatives from the following Positive Aging Champions in the audience today  Aging Well Eldercare

  • Assisting Hands,  Potomac
  • Brightview Senior Living
  • Counterpoint
  • Forest Hills of DC
  • Goodwin House  
  • Goodwin House Home Health`
  • HandyPro
  • Harmony Senior Services
  • Hebrew Home of Greater Washington
  • Insight Memory Care Center
  • Insight Memory Care Center
  • Lifecare Affordability Plan
  • LionHeart Eldercare & Consulting
  • Potomac Place Assisted Living & Memory Care
  • Promedica Hospice
  • Seabury Care Management
  • Sencura

From Michael Smith to Everyone 12:10 PM

Good afternoon and thanks for the presentation. This is MIchael Smith, Volunteer with the National Capital Area  Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.

From Rahima Jamal to Everyone 12:10 PM

Caring For Seniors Home Care,  443 739 2679 (Maryland)

From Heather English to All Panelists 12:11 PM

Heather English - CounterPoint/BCAT

From Rahima Jamal to Everyone 12:11 PM

Hi Jeannette Hand, Can you share your phone number. Thank you:)

From Heather English to All Panelists 12:12 PM

Heather English - CounterPoint Health Services/BCAT - 443-545-9217 - henglish@counterpointhealthservices.com - websites - www.enrichvisits.com and www.counterpointhealthservices.com

From Jeannette Hand to Everyone 12:13 PM

Jeannette Hand, RN301 363 2580

From Lindsey Vajpeyi to Everyone 12:13 PM

So common!

From Rahima Jamal to Everyone 12:13 PM

Thank you Jeanette

From Judith Byron to All Panelists 12:14 PM

Are there signs and signifiers of early dementia?

From Me to Everyone 12:14 PM

From Heather English to All Panelists 12:12 PM

Heather English - CounterPoint Health Services/BCAT - 443-545-9217 - henglish@counterpointhealthservices.com - websites - www.enrichvisits.com and www.counterpointhealthservices.com

From Heather English to All Panelists 12:15 PM

CounterPoint also has a Resource Center you can email with any questions - Resource Center - resourcecenter@counterpointhealthservices.com

From Marcy Silver to Everyone 12:15 PM

Marcy Silver, Director of Operations, Visiting Angels of Pikesville/Owings Mills

From Miriam Witherspoon to Everyone 12:16 PM

Hi everyone!  Miriam Witherspoon, Goodwin House at Home, Alexandria, VA.  703-575-5202.  mwitherspoon@goodwinhouse.org

From Tracy Skalitzky to Everyone 12:16 PM

Happy Wednesday Everyone. Tracy Skalitzky, Oasis Senior Advisors 301-678-8100

From Tony Hughes to Everyone 12:17 PM

StrongerMemory by Goodwin House provides a curriculum designed to stimulate the brain’s prefrontal cortex, which governs our ability to retrieve memories. The program is available in a workbook that contains 11 easy-to-use packets. You can download your own digital copy or purchase a printed copy that will be mailed to you. Email strongermemory@goodwinhouse.org to speak with our StrongerMemory team — or join Check-In Wednesdays at 1pm! StrongerMemory by Goodwin House Website:  https://goodwinhouse.org/stronger-memory/

From Me to Everyone 12:18 PM

Welcome To The ENRICH®️ Brain Health Program https://enrichvisits.com/

From Judith Byron to All Panelists 12:18 PM

How does one separate simple aging from problem aging?

From Me to Everyone 12:23 PM

Welcome to the myMemCheck®️ assessment. https://enrichvisits.com/mymemcheck/

The BCAT®️ Approach

Backed by science, easy to use, impactful results https://www.thebcat.com/

https://www.counterpointhealthservices.com/

From Martha Villanigro-Santiago to All Panelists 12:23 PM

Yes Us Against Alzheimer’s is wonderful resource. I am both a caregiver and active member of this organization. One of the resources is MyBrainGuide.com which helps anyone interested in brain health. The bonus is that the website is available in English and Spanish.

From Judith Byron to All Panelists 12:24 PM

I understand hospitals offer memory care evaluations. Is this so?

Do places like bcat and counter point accept Medicare?

From Heather English to All Panelists 12:24 PM

Yes we do accept Medicare

From Martha Villanigro-Santiago to All Panelists 12:24 PM

Here is website to the resource   www.mybrainguide.org

Me to Judith Byron, All Panelists 12:25 PM

From Heather English to All Panelists 12:24 PM

Yes we do accept Medicare

From Me to Everyone 12:25 PM

From Martha Villanigro-Santiago to All Panelists 12:24 PM

Here is website to the resource   www.mybrainguide.org

From Heather English to All Panelists 12:25 PM

We also accept many other insurances. We will verify insurances prior to any visits.

From Michael Smith to Everyone 12:26 PM

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From Me to Everyone 12:26 PM

From Martha Villanigro-Santiago to All Panelists 12:23 PM

Yes Us Against Alzheimer’s is wonderful resource. I am both a caregiver and active member of this organization. One of the resources is MyBrainGuide.com which helps anyone interested in brain health. The bonus is that the website is available in English and Spanish.

From Heather English to All Panelists 12:27 PM

https://enrichvisits.com/

From Me to Everyone 12:28 PM

From Heather English to All Panelists 12:27 PM

https://enrichvisits.com/

From Martha Villanigro-Santiago to All Panelists 12:30 PM

https://mybrainguide.org

From Me to Everyone 12:34 PM

ENRICH®️ Calculator https://enrichvisits.com/calculator

LEARN ABOUT THE BCAT WORKING MEMORY EXERCISE BOOKS https://www.thebcat.com/working-memory-exercise-book

Understanding NeuroQuant https://americanhealthimaging.com/blog/news-media-blog-what-is-neuroquant-why-it-matters/

From Martha Villanigro-Santiago to All Panelists 12:36 PM

Are any of the exercises or assessment questions available in languages other than English?

From Me to Everyone 12:38 PM

We have at least three Aging Life Care Managers in the audience!

Kathleen    Morris    kmorris@care-manager.com

Jennifer    Brown    jmbrown@seaburyresources.org

CORA    PLASS    cora@lionhearteldercare.com

From Lindsey Vajpeyi to Everyone 12:38 PM

Care managers are amazing!

From Kerry Davis to All Panelists 12:39 PM

Kerry Davis, RN Care Manager serving clients in Plymouth and Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Www.gracelifecare.com email: kerry@gracelifecare.com

From Me to Everyone 12:39 PM

From Kerry Davis to All Panelists 12:39 PM

Kerry Davis, RN Care Manager serving clients in Plymouth and Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Www.gracelifecare.com email: kerry@gracelifecare.com

From Mindy Dopler Nelson to All Panelists 12:40 PM

Is there any correlation between diagnosed ADHD and risk for dementia?

From Me to Everyone 12:43 PM

info@thebcat.com

From William Walker to Everyone 12:46 PM

Are there resources to determine if most medicare healthcare insurance companies cover the BCAT tests? how about long-term health care insurance?

From Me to Everyone 12:49 PM

Long-Term Care Insurance: Live & Interactive Discussion https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/videos/long-term-care-insurance-live-interactive-discussion

From Eileen Wilkinson to All Panelists 12:50 PM

is anyone at bcat researching the advantage of arts specific activities for working memory?

From Eileen Wilkinson to Everyone 12:52 PM

Thank you from WELLarts expressive arts facilitator! Appreciate your work

From Martha Villanigro-Santiago to All Panelists 12:56 PM

please repeat 3Cs

From Me to Everyone 12:57 PM

15 For Me

Web App Coming Spring 2022! https://enrichvisits.com/15-for-me-1

From Heather English to All Panelists 12:57 PM

Cardio, Cognitive, and Center breathing - 3C's

From Betty Bahadori to Everyone 12:57 PM

Thank you so very much! This was very informative.

From Me to Everyone 12:57 PM

Cardio, Cognitive, and Center breathing - 3C'


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