Communication and Behavioral Challenges of Dementia

  • 30 Apr 2018
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • The Crossings at West Shore, Mechanicsburg, PA
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  • Those who want to receive CEU's in social work. Additional payment of $10 is incurred, along with $39 registration fee.


Communication and Behavioral Challenges of Dementia

Cumberland County 

April 30, 2018     

With dementia, communication challenges and behavioral challenges are often two sides of the same coin. This interactive workshop will initially focus on how individuals with dementia communicate their needs and wants at the various stages of their disease process. Professional caregivers, family, and friends will learn how to effectively interpret and respond to their needs and wants in ways that are caring and dignified.

With behavioral challenges, participants will learn that: all behavior has meaning and that behavior is communication. Understanding the difference between typical behaviors for individuals with dementia and those that may present challenges will be emphasized. Effective responses to behavioral challenges will include real life examples and will emphasize the importance of safety for everyone.

Target audience: professionals, family caregivers, and the family and friends of individuals with dementia. Also, those professionals who may have contact with dementia patients on a daily or weekly basis.

The Crossings at West Shore
1910 Technology Parkway
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

Monday, April 30, 2018

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $39
Cost: $49 includes Social Work CEUs   

CEUs for nursing has been approved. Social work CEUs have been submitted for approval for this training. Participants must attend the entire session for credit. Partial credit can not be awarded. 

CEU's may incur extra fee.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, April 27, 2018 

Facilitator:  Janet Brian Mills, MS, CDP, CADDCT
Janet (Jan) Brian Mills is a graduate of Susquehanna University (BA Psychology) and West Chester University (MS Social Service Administration). She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease Dementia Care Trainer. Jan has over 25 years of experience in the dementia care field working as the administrator of secure dementia areas and of an adult day program. She has been a caregiver support group facilitator for the Alzheimer’s Association for over 12 years. Currently Jan has her own business, Geriatric & Dementia Care Consulting, LLC, doing presentations, trainings, and consulting in the dementia care field. She is passionate about helping people understand dementia by educating the general public, professionals, families and friends of persons dealing with dementia related conditions.

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