Understanding Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease Webinar Series

Are you caring for someone with Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease? If you answered yes, then don’t miss MEMIC’s three part webinar series on September 9, 2013.

This informative series will be taught by Heather McKay, an occupational therapist and dementia care specialist who among other areas of expertise, provides training for professional and family caregivers related to dementia and Alzheimer’s care.

Part One, the ABCs of Dementia walks the caregiver through brain changes and treatments associated with normal aging, Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. Additionally, the caregiver will learn to recognize behaviors related to dementia conditions as well as learn the seven key components in a positive physical approach to those with dementia.

Part Two, Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia: Recognizing Changes and Behaviors carries on with discussion on dementia, the disease progression and how to recognize the protective reflex and to discriminate between three types of responses and behaviors. Heather will discuss key reasons why emotional distress is common among people living with dementia.

Part Three, Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia: Communicating When Words Don’t Work provides caregivers with specific strategies to improve interactions and communication with people who have dementia. This final session includes teaching the use of effective communication to promote function, converse with and manage distress for those living with dementia.

To register, visit MEMIC's Workshop & Webinar Schedule or contact Christine Collomy at 207-791-3486.

For information regarding additional training offered by Heather McKay, visit her website “Partnerships for Health.” 


Posted by Donna Clendenning