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Professional Conference
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This activity is supported in part by a generous grant from 
the New York State Department of Health.

This Professional Conference will offer insight and guidance on meaningful and interdisciplinary social engagement, communication strategies, and behavior management in Alzheimer's and dementia care.

SW CEU's & LTC ADM CEU's will be available.
(2.5 hrs per discipline)

Social Work Continuing Education hours are available through a partnership with the University at Albany School of Social Welfare. University at Albany, School of Social Welfare is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0011.

This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 2.50 clock hours and 2.50 participant hours.

$65 registration fee with CEUs, $50 without.

Program Schedule

Welcome/Lunch/Networking 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Meaningful and Interdisciplinary Social Engagement 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Break 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Best Practices in Communication and Behavior Management 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Questions and Answers 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm


Meaningful and
Social Engagement

This interactive panel discussion
will include perspectives from the
disciplines of Social Work,
Nursing, Administration, and
Occupational Therapy. The concepts
of meaningful engagement and person-
centered care will be discussed.
Practical strategies across multiple
disciplines will be provided to better
engage individuals with Alzheimer's
disease throughout their day. A brief
discussion on facility wide policy will
be included with the goal of building
capacity within organizations to
collaboratively address the needs of
individuals with Alzheimer's disease
or dementia.

Maura Fleming, BSW
Joan Healey, RN, LNHA
Amanda Tilstra, MS, OTR/L
Elizabeth Smith-Boivin, MSHSA
Herb Magley

Best Practices in
Communication and
Behavior Management

Participants will view two versions
of several scenarios involving a
caregiver and their loved one with
dementia. An interactive discussion
will then compare, contrast, and
evaluate the approaches used in these
commonly occurring situations. The
goal is to provide strategies for
achieving effective communication
in everyday life with a person with
Alzheimer's disease or dementia
and minimize the behavioral challenges
that occur from utilizing poor
communication techniques.

Ann Thayer, BS
Cynthia Ploutz, PA
Carol Kiehn Kirkey

Click below to register online or click here and download a form to register by mail.



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.