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.
Care for the caregiver is a critical intervention in dementia care. Caregivers offer essential reports about the cognitively impaired care recipient, and caregiver wellbeing is a predictor of how long individuals with dementia are able to live in the community before moving to a long-term care facility.
Effective care for patients with dementia requires partnership with community service providers who have specialized expertise and can meet needs where patients live.
In many cases, caregivers and people living with dementia are too overwhelmed to seek out these resources on their own. Direct clinician referral to community-based organizations (CBOs) can help. These referrals should be standard interventions for patients with dementia and their caregivers.
“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”.
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 email@example.com 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.
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.