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Overview

  • Dementia is a complex disease and baffles many caregivers. This educational seminar will serve as an introduction to what dementia is, what is happening in the brain to cause dementia, what to expect over time, how to develop strategies for dealing with some of the more common dementia behaviors, and where to turn for help.


Who Should Attend

  • Professional caregivers
  • Family caregivers
  • Occupational therapists
  • RNs, CNAs, MDs
  • Other allied professionals dealing with seniors


Instructor

Jeannine Forrest, Ph.D., R.N., CHPN

Dr. Forrest has focused her clinical practice, education, and research in the care of older adults in the areas of dementia, palliative and end-of-life care. Her independent consulting practice, “Through the Forrest” offers expert guidance and education to individuals and organizations caring for persons with dementia.
  • Course Fee: Caregivers $25, Non-members $69
  • Certificate of Completion Included
  • Group rates: Contact Tricia Cooke (207)482-0646


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will:

  • 1. Relate how changes taking place in the brain impact behavior, language and movement over time.
  • 2. Identify self care strategies that relieve stressors associated with caregiving.
  • 3. Apply effective methods of communication with persons living with early, middle or late stages of dementia.
  • 4. Discover approaches that diminish distress and promote well- being for persons experiencing various stages of dementia.