Post Conference Session - Alzheimer's and Dementia Course
New Conference Feature
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Registration 8 a.m.)
Hopwood Auditorium, Lynchburg College
Purpose: To help professionals increase their knowledge and to offer an opportunity for qualified professionals to pursue certification as a Certified Dementia Practitioner through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners.
Curriculum to Include
- An overview of dementia: diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment options
- Effective communication techniques
- Understanding feelings and depression
- Repetitive and aggressive behaviors
- Paranoia and hallucinations
- Catastrophic reactions
- Cultural competence and diversity
- Intimacy and sexuality
- Personal care
- Environmental issues
- Staff and family support
- Spiritual care
- End of life issues
Denise Scruggs, Certified Dementia Practitioner and Approved Instructor for the NCCDP Alzheimer’s & Dementia Class. Denise has over 20 years dementia experience, personally and professionally, in the areas of activities, consulting, counseling, family caregiving, and memory support management.
June Harvie-McNamara, CDP and Approved Instructor, NCCDP. June, a social worker at Gentle Shepherd Hospice, has over 20 years experience in long-term care and hospice services. She facilitates Alzheimer’s and grief share support groups and provides pet therapy with her miniature horse, “Blue."
$100: Consortium Members (aging conference attendees)
$150: Non-consortium members (aging conference attendees)
$185: Dementia class ONLY (non-aging conference attendees)
Upon completion of this course, professionals may apply for certification at a discounted certification rate of $25, a savings of $75.
In addition to successful completion of this course, all NCCDP certification requirements must be met and approved by the NCCDP Certification Council in order to receive professional certification.
For additional information about certification requirements go to www.nccdp.org.