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Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminar  

Preparation for Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) Certification

Sponsored By: Care Manage For All LLC and Binghamton University CCPA Dean’s Office

This 8-hour seminar aims to provide health care professionals who care for residents with Alzheimer' s or dementia specialized training to ensure appropriate, competent and sensitive care. Following successful completion of this program, participants will be one step closer to receiving their Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) certification through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP).

Agenda
  • Overview of dementia, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment
  • Communication, feelings, depression
  • Repetitive behaviors, paranoia, hallucinations, wandering, hoarding, aggressive behaviors
  • Catastrophic reactions, Intimacy, sexuality
  • Personal care, bathing, dressing, toileting, nutrition, pain
  • Activities, environment, staff and family support
  • Diversity, cultural competence
  • Spiritual care and end of life issues

The National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP) will provide a CDP application for participants who attend the full 8 hours of this training.

Presenter
Kim Evanoski, MPA, LMSW is the owner and CEO of Care Manage For All LLC and a NCCDP Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainer® and Certified Dementia Practitioner®. Kim holds a Masters in Public Administration and a Masters in Social Work. She is a nationally Certified Care Manager and has Advanced Professional status as an Aging Life Care Expert and Subject Matter Expert. Kim completed New York University's Silver Social Work Leadership Fellowship (2013-2015) in Palliative and End-of-Life Care through the Zelda Foster Studies Program. This nationally recognized 18-month Social Work Leadership Fellowship is to improve palliative and end-of-life care (PELC) for patients and families, especially diverse and under-served populations. Kim currently serves on local, regional and national committees to improve the lives of elders and their care partners because she believes that lifetime care needs whole-community support. Kim is currently faculty for Keuka College and Binghamton University. Full Qualifications/Professional Licensing can be viewed on her LinkedIn profile.

**Dementia care is essential to the safety and quality care for our elderly. We wish to make access possible for all who are interested. If you wish to attend this seminar but have financial concerns, please contact Kim Evanoski to discuss alternative payment options.**

 

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