Shore Neurocognitive Health and Regent Healthcare partner for CONNECTed CARE™

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We are pleased to announce CONNECTed CARE™ , a dementia education and behavioral management training training class for professional caregivers. With our partner, Regent Healthcare, Shore Neurocognitive Health developed a multi-level certification program focused on the unique challenges of in-home care. Regent’s professional caregivers will learn the tools and knowledge to successfully care for patients with Alzheimer’s disease and the related dementias throughout the disease process.

An evidence-based program, CONNECTed CARE curriculum takes a three-fold strategy:

  1. improving understanding of disease processes that cause dementia,

  2. behavioral management training for the non-cognitive behavioral symptoms of dementia and

  3. hands on instruction (“learning by doing.”)

The positive outcomes will include better overall patient care, a possible reduction in psychiatric medication use, reduced hospital admissions and/or trips to the ER, and caregiver injury. The program is exclusively available for Regent Healthcare employees for the benefit of their clientele.


Memory changes as we age.

Are you concerned about your memory? Perhaps you aren't recalling names, places, or having difficulty doing normal, everyday tasks. Or maybe your loved one's memory? Contact us today about a memory screen. Click here for more information

Keep your brain active

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We are told to in order to age well, we must keep our bodies in good working order. Health care providers encourage us to eat a balanced diet, exercise and take medications as prescribed.  But what about our brain.  It is critical to work your brain as well.  Our last blog post talked about eating your veggies for brain health.  But it is also important to exercise your brain. There are many ways to keep your brain active, including reading, socializing and playing games. 

Although this may not prevent a disease process such as Alzheimer's disease, according to Dr. Gary Small, director of the UCLA Longevity Center at the university's Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior and professor of psychiatry at UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine, keeping your brain active may help with an individual compensate for memory deficits.

Maggie Black, Psy.D to speak at Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Conference

Often as we age, we worry about those “Senior Moments.” You know what I am talking about, a missed word, misplaced keys or a forgotten name of an old friend. So when do we, or do not, worry? Dr. Maggie Black of Shore Neurocognitive Health will present Senior Moment or More Serious? Early Signs of Cognitive Impairment and What to Do at the Alzheimer’s Associate Upper Shore Caregiver Conference on November 13, 2018 in Chestertown, Maryland.

Also presenting are Jane Bateman from Home Instead Senior Care on Communicating Throughout the Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease. Cindy Bach, OTR/L of Visiting Nurses of Maryland, will moderate a panel on Considering Help at Home? How Home Care and Home Health Services can Beneit People Living with Dementia and their Care Partners

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For more information, download the brochure below. CEU’s are available for social workers.

Click to download the Alzheimer’s Association brochure.


When life throws us curve balls

The challenges we face as we age, whether you are a "younger" or "older" adult, can be difficult. This can include declining physical health of yourself or a loved one, loss of independence, dementia, fatigue from caregiving, or issues of grief & loss. Your family may be  emotionally or physically unavailable. Sometimes, these challenges lead to symptoms of depression and/or anxiety.

At Shore Neurocognitive Health, we work with adults of all stages. Perhaps your are a "younger" or "older" adult struggling with anxiety, depression, or relationship issues. Call today and we will work on your challenges together!

Shore Neurocognitive Health is a woman-owned private practice focused on older adults and located on the eastern shore of Maryland.


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News @ SNHealth

> Caregiver Support Group: Monday, October 15 @ 1 pm at Brookletts Place Talbot County Senior Center.

>Alzheimer’s Association 2018 Upper Shore Dementia Caregivers Conference Tuesday, November 13, 2018 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Heron Point of Chestertown 501 E. Campus Avenue Chestertown, MD 216


Shore Neurocognitive Health

We are growing! Located in Easton, Maryland, our staff, including licensed clinical social worker, psychologist and nurse practitioner, provide caregiver support and education, psychotherapy, memory screening and neuro-psychological testing. In addition, we offer limited medication management services.  We look forward to meeting you. Learn more

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