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March 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Cost: $10.00

This webinar was originally scheduled for 3.16.22. It has been rescheduled to Thursday, September 15. All 3.16 registrants will receive an email with additional information.


Memory Loss & Aging: Myths & Reality

Live Webinar

Thursday, September 15, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cost: $10
 2.0 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.


The Difference Between Age-Related Memory Loss And Alzheimer's Disease - Unicity Healthcare

As aging seniors go through landmark ages, 60 70, 80, the agility of their body and mind decrease. Memory loss is greatly impacted at these stages. This can bring about feelings of fear, anxiety, and anger.

This training will discuss support an understanding of Dementia and Alzheimer’s. The below objectives will be covered in through supportive information and a video. We will explore disruptions in memory such as simple forgetfulness to life altering interruptions in memory loss for aging adults with dementia. This training will help staff understand that forgetfulness can include misplacing keys and slow recall of names and dates. Whereas, memory loss with dementia can include forgetting how to do things that you’ve done many times such as dressing and washing, getting loss or disoriented in familiar places, and behaving socially inappropriate. The loss of memory in Mild Cognitive Impairment will also be discussed. Tips will be provided throughout the training.


· Learners will better understand the definition of Dementia and Alzheimer’s

· Learners will understand the effectiveness of communication

· Learners will understand the definition of memory and its function

· Learners will explore memory loss in aging adults

· Learners will understand the difference between normal memory loss versus memory loss in dementia

· Learners will discuss the impact of Mild Cognitive Impairment on memory

· Learners will improve their skills for engaging aging adults with dementia through tips & suggestions


Alexia Doumbouya is currently a training facilitator & curriculum developer (Temple Univ, Cheyney Univ & School District of Philadelphia) and Current Director of Operations (Customer Service, Quality & Retention) in Philadelphia. She has 13 years of training, communication & business management experience with onsite and virtual trainings on such topics relating to communicating and engaging aging adults.

Alexia has developed & designed various training & workshop curriculum, workbooks, Stand Operating Procedure manuals, Digital Marketing Plans, Coaching process flow and tools. Also, she has ensured operational compliance with Federal regulations i.e., Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), HIPPA, HITECH. She is also knowledgeable about health care reform and The Affordable Care Act.

Alexia is working with PennCares in developing trainings encompassing older adults and issues surrounding behavioral health aspects, especially within the topic of dementia. She provides expert trainings to direct care staff with a focus on practical interventions strategies and reducing frustration or fatigue in caregiver rolls. She is certified in Mental Health Awareness and is presently working on her master’s degree with Trident University.


September 15, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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