Dealing with Dementia - Fall Education Conference 2017

Is someone you know showing signs of cognitive changes? Would you like to know how to help?

Join us to learn what dementia is and how to recognize common signs of the disease. We’ll share examples of typical situations your co-op may face and discuss strategies for dealing with them.

This workshop will cover:

  • What dementia is and how the brain changes,
  • Common myths and signs of dementia,
  • Different ways to communicate in a respectful and effective way,
  • How to help when someone is disoriented.

In this session workshop participants will have an opportunity to bring examples from their own co-ops, and get ideas for how to respectfully and sensitively deal with tricky situations.

Workshop facilitator - Dorothy LeClair

Dorothy’s background is in education and clinical counseling. She began work with the Alzheimer society of BC in 2010 after caring for her own mother who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Dorothy combines her personal experience of living with Alzheimer's disease with a strong academic background. Dorothy has been with the Alzheimer's Society for over 6 years working with families and people with a dementia diagnosis, as well as doing presentations to the general public.
 

 

Length: 
3-hour
Date(s): 
October 28, 2017 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Topic: 
Planning for the future
Type: 
Not Portable