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Caregiver Seminar - Abilene
Friday, April 11, 2014
12:30 to 5 pm (check-in and exhibits 12:30 to 1:30)
3666 Buffalo Gap Road
Abilene, Texas 79605
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Understanding Dementia: Making Therapeutic ConnectionsThe annual Caregiver Seminar is one of the Alzheimer's Association's most enlightening and enjoyable ways of helping both family and professional caregivers better understand the characteristics of dementia and how to care for the people who have it. Each year, the Alzheimer's Association schedules experts in the area of dementia care to present a half-day seminar on caring for people in long term care communities and at home.
About the SpeakerNoreen Gray has over 15 years experience working in dementia care facilities and currently serves as Director of Lifestyle Programming for HCR ManorCare. In this position, Ms. Gray teaches tools for connecting with residents to professionals working in dementia care communities. She views every exchange, event and encounter with the person with dementia as purposeful and potentially pleasurable. Throughout her career, she has sought to improve quality of life for individuals living with dementing illnesses by creating environments that support socialization and individuality. Ms. Gray is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on aging issues. She is a licensed nursing facility administrator and is certified to manage assisted living facilities in the state of Texas. The seminar begins with a discussion of memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Ms. Gray will then discuss ways in which to meet the physical, emotional, social and environmental needs of the person with dementia. Ms. Gray will also offer ways to support dignity by modifying daily activities to maintain independence. These methods can be used in care facilities or for people with dementia who still live at home.
SponsorsSponsorship opportunities are available. For more information on becoming a sponsor of the Caregiver Seminar - Abilene, please call Libby Connally at 325-672-2907.