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Intro to Habilitation Therapy for Alzheimerʼs Disease &
Related Dementias

Oct 18, 2012 & October 25, 2012
7:30-9:00 PM
2 Sessions, $29

Habilitation Therapy (HT) is considered by the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Association to be the best caregiving practice that exists today. Learn about this comprehensive behavioral approach that will help both dementia patient and caregivers alike, which can help improve their quality of lives dramatically. HT helps difficult symptoms be reduced or eliminated, regardless of what stage of the illness the patient is current experiencing, by skillfully adapting to the capacities of the patient and communicating accordingly. Habilitation Therapy helps caregivers have positive and successful interactions with dementia patients, reducing stress, allowing greater enjoyment of each day.

There are still some seats available in this class. The 2-session training is structured to allow for learning of concepts, then practicing them, and then coming back to learn more concepts and trouble shoot difficulties encountered -- and to celebrate successes! Contact Concord Carlisle Adult & Community Ed to register. 978 318-1432.

FACULTY Deborah Bier, PhD, is certified by the Mass. Alzheimer’s Association and the Executive Office of Elder Affairs to train dementia caregivers and coach dementia families. She is the director of care for the metrowest Boston office of Caring Companion Home Care in Concord. She has trained professional and family caregivers across the US in these methods. Deborah holds a doctorate degree in therapeutic counseling.

Last updated: Mon 05 November 2012 22:50
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