Post Conference Workshop - Alzheimer's and Dementia Course

New Conference Feature

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Registration 8 a.m.)

Schewel 232, Lynchburg College

This intensive Alzheimer’s and Dementia class is designed by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP) for those interested in learning more about dementia and those wanting to become 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
  • Wandering
  • Hoarding
  • Catastrophic reactions
  • Cultural competence and diversity
  • Intimacy and sexuality
  • Personal care
  • Nutrition
  • Pain
  • Activities
  • Environmental issues
  • Staff and family support
  • Spiritual care
  • End of life issues

Instructors

Denise Scruggs is a Certified Activity Director(ADC), Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) and a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Care Trainer (CADDCT) for the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners/ International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Denise has more than 20 years of experience in dementia care, both personally and professionally. Her experience includes work in activities, social work, family caregiving, consulting, and memory support program management.

Denise serves as the director of the Beard Center on Aging and is a member of the advisory council for Virginia’s newly formed Institute for Innovations in Caregiving.

Kathleen Cresson, RN, CMC is a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) and a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Care Trainer (CADDCT)  for the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners/ International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. She has been working with persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias for over 10 years. Her position as a Health Care  Manager/RN at the Adult Care Center of Central Virginia has afforded her opportunities to work with many families as a Certified Care Manager to guide them through the steps along this journey.

Cost

$100: Consortium Members (aging conference attendees)
$150: Non-consortium members (aging conference attendees)
$185: Dementia class ONLY (non-aging conference attendees)

$15: Additional charge for Lynchburg College continuing education credits

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 more information about certification go to www.nccdp.org. To learn more about the class which is offered on an ongoing basis around the state, contact Denise Scruggs at 434-544-8456 or scruggs.dr@lynchburg.edu.