NARC CEU Program: Meeting The Challenges of Dementia

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Date(s) - June 13, 2012
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Morningside House of Ellicott City

Contact Info:
703-566-JOIN [email protected]


Caring for a
person with dementia is challenging and somewhat overwhelming. It is estimated
that dementia can take place in up to 50% of the population 85 years and older,
and many of us in the senior services industry will interact with people who
have some level of dementia and/or their family members. The session will
provide professionals with a greater level of understanding about the thought
patterns and physical needs of persons with dementia, and the consequent
caregiving issues, associated with the daily experiences of Alzheimer’s
patients. The session will review the current research and what looks promising
for the future. Professionals will traverse the mine field of Alzheimer’s
disease and come away with a better understanding of how to navigate through the
emotional and social issues. One focus will be to look at the financial cost of
Alzheimer’s and how this will impact the health care industry in the future. At
the end of the session, professionals should be able to more effectively
communicate with the Alzheimer’s patient and the family.

Stephanie BarrettStephanie
Barrett, a trainer in Dementia care with Capital Health Solutions,
will present this session. Stephanie is former Director of the Alzheimer’s units
at Northwest Healthcare Center and the Residences at Thomas
Circle. She  holds an M.A degree in neuro-psychology from Wesleyan University and has worked in the clinical field
for over 20 years. She has extensive knowledge and experience in the field of
Alzheimer’s care, whose work includes a research grant from the Epilepsy
Foundation and research on dementia in Down’s Syndrome patients at Johns Hopkins
University. A published author in clinical journals, Stephanie has also been a
presenter at the annual regional meeting of Clinical Psychologists for 5
consecutive years and a consultant to the New Zealand Ministry of Education for
three years.



Lunch will be served.
There will be no separate Greater Baltimore Senior Network Lunch in