Free Teleconference Offered For Alzheimer’s And Dementia Professionals, Caregivers

Filed Under: Health Care, Non Profit News

The Alzheimer’s Family Support Center of Cape Cod is offering a free, live online conference on Friday, Aug. 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., “Getting To Yes: A Pragmatic Approach to Dementia Care.”

“It’s a fallacy to think that until there’s a cure for Alzheimer’s, there’s nothing that can be done – there is so much more we can all do,” said Dr. Molly Perdue, co-founder and Executive Director of The Alzheimer’s Family Support Center of Cape Cod. “Most importantly, we can learn skills and techniques that reduce the stress of dementia caregiving for both professional and family caregivers.”

The annual John Levin Memorial Conference features renowned national trainer Teepa Snow, who is well-known in the health-care community as an innovator and interactive speaker.

Snow will present pragmatic strategies for managing the care of adults with dementia. This live videoconference is intended for persons employed in memory care, skilled nursing facilities, and adult day programs, as well as family and in-home caregivers and others involved in the care of adults living with dementia.

Topics will include:

  • Sorting Out the Three D’s: Delirium, Depression, and Dementia
  • Changing Resistance to Care to Participation in Care
  • Why Do They Do That? Understanding Symptoms and Situations of Dementia
  • Dealing with Distress: Using Empathy and Support
  • Improving Your Hands-On Skills for Providing Care

A special panel discussion on “Alzheimer’s & the Arts” will take place during the lunch hour. Five Continuing Education Credits (CEs) have been approved for nurses, psychologists, social workers, licensed marriage and family therapists/licensed mental health counselors/licensed professional counselors, activity directors, CDP, CDCM, and CADDCTs. For information about obtaining CEs for this event, email  info@capecodalz.org

All attendees must be registered to attend. To register, go here.

For more information, call 508-896-5170, or email info@capecodalz.org


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