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Fluctuations in Working with Families of Individuals with Dementia

Tuesday, April 12, 2022, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Live Webinar

Cost: $10

2 Social Work CEUs available

This program is made possible through a grant from the Mechanicsburg Area Community Foundation, a regional Foundation of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities.

 

Description: When it becomes apparent that someone has a dementia-related condition, this impacts not only the individual with the diagnosis but also family members and others close to this person. This is not a stand-alone situation. The purpose of this program is to highlight some of the relationship changes that may occur within the family. In addition, it is also to give both family members and professionals some understanding of the respective challenges faced when dealing with dementia-related illnesses. It is hoped that through identification and discussion of the changes in the family’s dynamics that everyone can benefit: the person with the diagnosis, family members, friends and professionals. This presentation will include the sharing of real-life situations, participant activities, as well as ways to promote problem solving through improved communication with one another.

Objectives:

  • Help professionals and family members understand the impact that family dynamics has on the care and treatment of individuals with dementia.
  • Help professionals and family members positively deal with the inevitable changes that occur when caring for someone with dementia.
  • Work together to generate positive suggestions for the professionals and family members as they move through dementia’s challenging journey.

Target Audience:

  • Family members
  • Professional caregivers

Facilitator:  

Bria Miles, Trained Physical Therapist Assistant, Care Manager, and experienced Gerontologist is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Winston-Salem University (North Carolina) where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science.

In May 2022 she will be finishing her degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant with continued aspirations to focus her passion working with the geriatric population. For the last three years, Bria has immersed herself in the field of geriatrics within multiple capacities initially studying Gerontology at the graduate level through McDaniel College (Maryland). She most recently has been serving as a Care Manager supervisor for a senior living community.

Bria’s passion for older adults is inspiring and infectious. She believes it is her obligation to represent a population that can often be overlooked through advocacy and education. Her mission is simple, to make a difference in how older adults are viewed in society and how to help them achieve optimal independence by increasing health literacy and through support physically, emotionally, and economically.

Bria exhibits all the characteristics needed to support the aging and underserved communities. Being considerate, patient, eager to learn and compassionate are all keys to success and evolution in this space.

 

Details

Date:
April 12, 2022
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
$10.00
Event Category:
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Venue

Webinar via Video Conferencing

Organizer

PennCares
Phone:
717-632-5552
Email:
trainings@penncares.org
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