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Caregiver Seminar - Abilene and Wichita Falls
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Caregiver Seminar - Abilene and Wichita Falls 
"Making Your 'Helping' Helpful: Strategies for Improving Care"
Noon to 4:30 p.m.

Wichita Falls
Thursday, April 27, 2017
  Abilene
Friday, April 28, 2017

First Assembly of God Church
3101 McNiel Avenue
Wichita Falls, Texas 76309

Register on-line

 

Southern Hills Church of Christ
3666 Buffalo Gap Rd.
Abilene, TX  79605

Register on-line

Featured speaker
Continuing education
Respite care (Abilene)
Registration
Sponsorship opportunities

Alzheimer's disease creates both chemical and structural changes in the brain that impact function and behaviors of persons with the disease. Understanding thses changes can translate into better care and interactions for the person with dementia.  

By attending this seminar, you will learn:
     1. How to differentiate between dementias
     2. Effective communication techniques
     3. Tips for managing challenging behavior
     4. Ways to make interactions joyful

Featured Speaker

Melanie Bunn, RN, MS, GNP, has been in nursing for over 20 years. She has provided care to older people in retirement homes, nursing and assisted living facilities, hospitals and home care agencies. She has held a variety of positions, including staff nurse, clinical nurse specialist and gerontological nurse practitioner. Ms. Bunn received a B.S. in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a M.S. in Family Health Nursing with a clinical concentration in Geriatrics from Clemson University. She completed her post-masters experience in the Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Program at Duke University School of Nursing.

Continuing Education 3.0 hours is offered for nurses, activity professionals and social workers. Please state discipline at the time of registration.

Registration

 
 Family caregivers  NO CHARGE
 Professionals needing CEs  $35
 Other professionals  $20
 Students  $10

Four ways to register:
     On-line for Wichita Falls Seminar
     On-line for Abilene Seminar
     By telephone 800-272-3900
     Print brochure, complete, and mail to 
          Alzheimer's Association
          2630 West Fwy, Suite 100
          Fort Worth, TX  76102

          Fax to 817-336-4966

Faxed registration will only be processed if payment is made through a credit card. Please do not mail registration form following faxed registration.

 

FREE RESPITE CARE IN ABILENE
Respite assistance is available in Abilene for qualifying family caregivers
Contact Bianca Baldoza at the Area Agency on Aging at 325-793-8417 by Tuesday, April 25.

 

Sponsorship opportunities

For more information about being a sponsor in Wichita Falls, download more information here, or  call Patty Taylor at 940-767-8800.
For more information about being a sponsor in Abilene, call Karen Rampy at 325-672-2907.

 

Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.