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SOLD OUT! Intervention Strategies for Dementia in Persons with Serious Mental Illness & Other Disorders - Kalamazoo

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Start Date Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Event Times Registration: 8:30am
Training: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Four Points by Sheraton Kalamazoo
3600 Cork St., Kalamazoo, MI 49001
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Event Details Dementia among persons with mental illness and other disorders, including changes in cognition, functioning and behavior as the emphasis for determining practical non-pharmacological intervention strategies that address the effects of brain changes on cognition, behaviors, and affect. Suggested interventions will adapt communication, the environment, the task, and schedule of daily routines in a way that is individualized to the person, specific disorder (e.g., the type of dementia), severity of disorder, and situation.
Fees $35/person
Registration includes breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and materials
Agenda 8:30 AM - Registration & Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00 AM - Dementia with Mental Illness & Other Disorders: A Review: Brain changes and their effects on cognition, function and behavior
10:00 – 10:30 AM - Type of Dementia & Implications for Non-pharmacological Intervention: A Review: Interventions for Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia with Lewy Bodies, Frontotemporal dementia
10:30 – 10: 45 AM - Morning Refreshment Break
10:45 – 11:45 AM - Assessment & Intervention: Four factors to address with interventions & implications for AD, DLB. And FTD
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM - Lunch
12:45 – 1:15 PM - Assessment & Intervention Continued: Visuospatial interventions
1:15 – 2: 15 PM - Environmental Interventions
2:15 – 2:30 PM - Afternoon Break
2:30 – 3:30 PM - Interpersonal Interventions: Communication strategies
3:30 – 4:00 PM - Summary and conclusions: Wrap Up and Evaluations
4:00 PM - Conclusion of Training
Objective 1. Review effects of brain changes in dementia on cognition, functioning, and behaviors
2. Review interventions effective with three types of dementia: Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB), Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD)
3. Describe communication strategies presented in seminar
4. Describe environmental interventions presented in seminar
5. Identify visuospatial interventions presented in seminar
6. Identify four factors to address with interventions
Who Should Attend All Michigan CMHSP workers and providers, including ACT teams. This training is appropriate for social work practice levels of beginning, intermediate, and/or advanced. This is an “MDHHS approved ACT Specific training”.
Presenter(s) Shelly Weaverdyck, PhD, MA and Certificate in Gerontology from University of Michigan. Shelly has specialized in geriatric cognition and dementia since 1973. As consultant for a variety of academic, long-term care, and mental health settings internationally, nationally and locally in Michigan and Northwest Ohio, she advises administration and staff regarding cognitive impairment intervention and program planning and conducts staff training and environmental evaluations. She was formerly the Director of the Alzheimer’s Education and Research Program at Eastern Michigan University and the Dementia Specialist at the University of Michigan Turner Geriatric Clinic.
CEUs Social Work: This course qualifies for a maximum of 5.5 Continuing Education hours. The Community Mental Health Association is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. Approved Provider Number: MICEC 060818.

Certificate Awarded: At the conclusion of this conference, turn in your Certificate of Attendance form to the CMHAM Staff to be approved. You will turn in the top sheet & retain the bottom sheet which serves as your certificate. No other certificate will be given.

Certificate Issued By: Christina Ward, Director of Education & Training; cward@cmham.org.; 517-374-6848

Evaluation/Grievance: There will be an opportunity for each participant to complete an evaluation of the course and the instructor. If you have any issues with the way in which this conference was conducted or other problems, you may note that on your evaluation or you may contact CMHAM at 517-374-6848 or through our webpage at www.cmham.org for resolution.
National Accreditation Rules: National Accreditation rules indicate that if you are over five (5) minutes late or depart early, you forfeit your continuing education hours for the entire training. Please note that this is a National rule that CMHAM must enforce or we could lose our provider status to provide continuing education hours in the future. This rule will be strictly followed.

Substance Abuse: CMHAM is approved by Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP). CMHAM maintains the responsibility for the program and content. Substance Abuse Professionals participating in this training may receive a maximum of 5.5 (related) contact hours. Some "Related" workshops may meet MCBAP/IC&RC educational requirements for focused topics in addiction certification domains, such as for Peer Recovery or Supervisor credentials. It is important that attendees keep a copy of the conference program brochure containing the workshop descriptions along with their attendance record form.
Cancellation Policy If you do not cancel and do not attend, you are still responsible for the full registration fee. Substitutions are permitted at any time. Cancellations must be received in writing at least 10 business days prior to the conference for a full refund less a $10 administrative fee. If cancellation is received less than 10 business days prior to the training, no refund will be given.
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