Dementia Workshop


Thursday, June 28, 2012
8 a.m.
Event Details: 

Nurses, social workers, geriatric case managers, nursing home adminstrators, dietary personnel, pastors, and other long-term caregivers will benefit from this day-long class.

The class also meets one of the requirements for becoming a certified dementia practitioner. For more information on certification and other requirements, visit


To register, call 434.544.8456 or email Space is limited, so sign up now!

Topics covered include:

  • Dementia overview
  • Activities and environment
  • Staff & family relationships
  • Caregiver stress
  • End-of-life issues
  • Sex & intimacy
  • Hoarding
  • Communication and emotions
  • Repetitive behaviors
  • Pain management


Denise Scruggs, CDP & Approved Instructor, NCCDP
Denise, director of the Beard Center on Aging, has over 15 years experience working personally and professionally with persons diagnosed with dementia.

June Harvie-McNamara, CDP & Approved Instructor, NCCDP
June is a social worker at Gentle Shepherd Hospice, and has over 20 years experience in long-term care and hospice services. She facilitates Alzheimer's and grief support groups and provides pet therapy with her miniature horse Blue.


$185 for non-Consortium on Aging members
$150 for Consortium members
$20 for LC students 

Price reduction is available for 3 or more attendees per organization.

Upcoming Events

Friday, July 25, 2014
1 p.m. Get Acquainted Day: July 25
Monday, July 28, 2014 to Saturday, August 2, 2014
Virginia Private College Week
Friday, August 8, 2014
1 p.m. Get Acquainted Day: August 8
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
4:30 p.m. Graduate studies information session
Thursday, August 21, 2014
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