The Cape Cod Alzheimer’s Family Support Center (AFSC) is offering their annual free conference for Alzheimer’s/dementia professionals and caregivers this Friday, August 20, 2021 from 8:30am to 4:30pm via live videoconference.
This year’s John Levin Memorial Conference is titled, “Getting to Yes: A Pragmatic Approach to Dementia Care with Teepa Snow.” Nationally-known dementia care specialist Teepa Snow, MS (Master of Science), OTR/L (Occupational Therapist, Registered and Licensed), FAOTA (Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association), will be presenting practical strategies for managing the care of adults suffering from dementia. Snow has an excellent reputation in the healthcare community as an innovator and an extraordinarily interactive speaker.
The conference is intended for family and in-home caregivers; as well as CNAs, HHAs; and those employed in memory care, skilled nursing facilities, and adult day health programs.
“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,” says Dr. Molly Perdue, co-founder and Executive Director of the AFSC. “Most importantly, we can learn skills and techniques that reduce the stress of dementia caregiving for both professional and family caregivers.”
Conference topics include the following:
• “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.
While there is no charge to attend this live videoconference, all attendees must be registered in advance. Click here to register. If you have any questions, call the AFSC at (508) 896-5170, or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Five continuing education credits (CEs) are pre-approved and included at no cost for attending nurses, psychologists, social workers, LMHCs, LMFTs, LPCs, activity directors, CDP, CDCM, and CADDCTs.
This conference is presented by the Alzheimer’s Family Support Center of Cape Cod, a 501(c)3 nonprofit providing free support, referrals, education, and social connection to persons affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and their care providers. To learn more about this organization, visit www.alzheimerscapecod.org.