Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Seminar
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Registration 8 a.m.)
This one-day Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Seminar developed by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners provides evidence-based techniques, strategies and information on dementia and dementia care. For those interested in becoming a Certified Dementia Care Practitioner, it meets ONE of the requirements for certification. For more information on other requirements and on becoming a Certified Dementia Practitioner go to www.nccdp.org.
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
- Elder abuse & neglect
- Intimacy and sexuality
- Personal care
- Environmental issues
- Staff and family support
- Spiritual care
- End of life issues
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.
Virginia Simmons, CTRS, CDP, CADDCT, Trainer, Living Active Dementia, has 20 years of experience in health care, with the last ten specifically devoted to working with clients with dementia. She has worked in a variety of settings including long-term care, skilled care, assisted living, memory care, and community-based therapeutic settings.
Who Should Attend?
Nurses, CNA’s, social workers, activity professionals, geriatric care managers, licensed nursing home and assisted living administrators, pastoral care staff, caregivers, and others working with persons with dementia.
$120: Consortium member conference attendees
$155: Non-consortium member conference attendees
$185: Dementia class ONLY (non-aging conference attendees)
$15: Additional charge for Lynchburg College continuing education credits
For agencies bringing three or more persons an additional discount is available.
For More Information
Contact Denise Scruggs at or 434.544.8456.