5PM Reception -- 5:30PM Presentation • RSVP at 617 566-1700
Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle • 50 Sutherland Road • Brighton, MA 02135
Sleep disturbances… resistance to care… suspiciousness… sundowning… hoarding… rummaging… These challenging behaviors can be frustrating, frightening, and exhausting for families and caregivers of dementia patients.
But there are effective, gentle methods for dealing with such behaviors. Through presentations, case studies and discussion, this event will help you develop some of the skills needed to achieve better outcomes with dementia patients.
- Common behavior symptoms exhibited by dementia patients
- Environmental cues that trigger challenging behaviors
- How to tweak an environment to reduce challenging behaviors
- Troubleshoot your relationship with dementia patients
- Choose and evaluate caregivers for dementia patients
Meet the Presenters
Claire Henry, M.Ed., CDP, is well known in the elder care community for advocacy on behalf of clients with dementia, and for providing specialized services to dementia clients and their families. Additionally, she has worked with organizations and facilities that serve this population by designing programs and developing specialized training courses. Ms. Henry is a master’s level clinician and a Certified Dementia Practitioner working with elders for over twenty years. She is the principle of Caring Resources, specializing in dementia care solutions. (CaringResourcesInfo.wordpress.com)
Deborah Bier, PhD, has helped individuals with significant physical or psychological disabilities and their families for over 20 years. She understands the impact that one person’s chronic or degenerative disease creates for the entire family, and utilizes a wide range of innovative approaches to help reduce their stress, and reconnect them living again. Dr. Bier has a doctorate in therapeutic counseling. She is a director of Caring Companion Connections, a groundbreaking home care agency (www.CaringCompanion.Net).