DEMENTIA CARE EDUCATION

Dementia Care Education – Memory & Faith Lecture Series

We meet on the first Wednesday each month from September – May (Shea Campus Youth Room 10am – 11.30am). Please contact the church office here for more information or to sign up.

Transitions in Care with a Dementia Diagnosis – March 4th

Despite numerous, often predictable, transitions in care among seniors living in communities, little is known about the core elements of successful transitions in care specifically for persons with dementia. The presentation examines evidence-based interventions to improve the care transitions for persons with dementia, their caregivers and medical personnel.

Managing Families Dynamics Associated with Aging and End of Life Care – April 1st

Aging brings its challenges but one of the unspoken challenges is the ever-changing family dynamics that accompanies growing older. Roles, responsibilities and expectations can become difficult to manage for families through the aging continuum. Each family deals with issues differently. Some families come intact with realistic expectations and coping skills while others create chaos during this significant time of life. Learn about strategies that work and pitfalls to avoid as seniors prepare for aging and end of life conversations.

Addiction and the Senior: Population – May 6th

According to research studies, the number of seniors abusing prescription drugs and alcohol is expected to increase to 2.7 million people by 2020. Substance abuse among seniors is at epidemic proportions, and those who care for older adults need to be armed with education and data to reverse this alarming trend. What are the warning signs to look for in elderly patients and clients facing these struggles? New research and information will be presented that could dramatically affect how senior care workers and facilities help older adults avoid becoming victims of substance abuse.