PROFESSIOAL EDUCATION

Dementia Friendly Fort Worth is pleased to provide information from a variety of sources regarding available dementia education for healthcare professionals.  Information is provided for in-person events, live virtual events, and on-line courses and podcasts.

Some of the classes offer continuing education credit for nurses, social workers, LPCs and other healthcare professionals.  Costs and details are provided for each event or on-line course.  Hover over the title of the course to link to the course information.

“Invitation to Engage – Why Life Enrichment in Memory Care Matters”, a FREE virtual event

Speaker: AWARE member Lilly Adrian, CALM, CDP, ADC, Memory Care Consultant and Trainer, owner of The Bridge of Time, LLC

Lilly will  discuss how to communicate and engage with memory-impaired loved ones in meaningful ways. Lilly’s motto is “Remember their PAST, Celebrate their PRESENT, and Embrace their FUTURE”.   

Lilly cared for both parents on their Alzheimer’s journey. This experience redirected her life’s work into the field of caring for older adults, many of whom have memory impairment. Making each day shine in creative ways by honing skills in communication, music and the arts, Lilly has designed daily programs that have enriched the lives of each person she touches. 

Educated as a Social Worker, Lilly started out working with children.  As her father’s Alzheimer’s disease progressed, she shifted to working with older adults in Abilene and Midland with Meals on Wheels and the Area Agency on Aging.  In 2009, Lilly shifted course to Memory Care by receiving certifications as an Activity Professional (ADC), and later Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) and Certified Assisted Living Manager (CALM). Many years in the Dallas memory care community have added layer upon layer of best practices, adapting ideas to make resident days more meaningful, events intended to delight and educate caregivers and families, and now trains others how to “Remember the PAST, Celebrate the PRESENT, and Embrace their FUTURE”.

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HOPE in the Age of Dementia: The Hogstel Gerontological Virtual Nursing Symposium

 Online, three Saturday mornings in January from 10:30am to 12:00pm (CST)

Dates, speakers, topics will include:

January 16:  Dr. Anne Basting, scholar and artist, will talk about ways to engage people with cognitive disabilities and dementia.

January 23:  Teepa Snow, Occupational Therapist and international educator on dementia, will share tips for caring during a pandemic.

January 30:  Dr. Cynthia Huling Hummel, a Presbyterian pastor, author, and life-long learner, will share her inspiring story about living with dementia.

Students, faculty, family care partners, and community members welcome.

4.5 Contact Hours Available.  Provided by Texas Christian University – Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Texas Christian University-Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

In collaboration with Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences’ Rethinking Dementia: Awareness, Education, Research.

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James L. West offers a variety certifications and training for healthcare professionals wanting to enhance their dementia care knowledge and skills.

  • Dementia Live™ Coach Training
  • Compassionate Touch™ Coach Training
  • Dealing with Dementia for Professionals, A program of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers
  • Positive Approach© to Care – Teepa Snow Certified Trainings
    For more information on our professional trainings or if you are interested in bringing one our programs or speakers to your group contact Jaime Cobb, V.P. of Community Education, at jcobb@jameslwest.org or 817-877-1199.
 

Morningside Ministries is a provider of senior living in the San Antonio area.  mmLearn offers education for caregivers.  Click on the title to access these resources.

DOWNLOAD THESE EBOOKS FOR CAREGIVERS

Family Caregiver Guide: Caring for a Seniot at Home

Activities for Dementia Patients: Purposeful Acivites for All Stages

Sundowning: Difficult Behavior at the End of the Day

Most Common Types of Dementia: A Caregiver’s Guide to Alzheimer’s Disease, Vascular Dementia, Lewy Body Dementia and more.

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