LIVE WEBINAR: Person Centered Care and Culture Change in an Adult Day Setting

Join us October 31, 2012, Noon Eastern, for an hour and a half of presentations and discussion on the topic.   The live Webinar (slides and audio) will include presentations by Jay White, MS, Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Gerontology, and Lynne Seward, CEO, A Grace Place Adult Care Center, who will showcase the organization’s initiative to train all of their staff members on issues related to the aging LGBT population.  This initiative and effort to view each client as an individual is a hallmark of Person Centered Care and Culture Change.  A Grace place has recently won Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of  Gerontology’s 2012 TIME Award (Theoretical Innovation and Maintaining Evidenced-Based Practice of Gerontology).  The Webinar (co-sponsored by A Grace Place Adult Care Center, Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Gerontology and VACAPI) remains, as always, free and open to all – review details, panelists bios and registration information at event...

LIVE WEBINAR – Family Quality of Life in Dementia: Key Concepts in Dementia Care

Webinar to be held July 30, 2012 Presenters: Ishan C. Williams, PhD, and Karen M. Rose, PhD, RN – University of Virginia Background: A diagnosis of a dementing illness, such as Alzheimer’s disease, affects the entire family unit and the person with the diagnosis.  Yet, there is a paucity of studies on the impact that dementia has on the family of the person with the diagnosis. Study purpose: The purposes of this study was to develop and pilot-test an instrument to measure family quality of life in dementia (FQOL-D). Read...

VCU’s Department of Gerontology Needs Your Help

Continuing Education: Help Them Identify Topics of Interest and Methods to Help You with Professional Development and Certification Please click on the following link for a BRIEF survey designed to help the VCU Department of Gerontology develop new continuing education curricula for healthcare professionals, students and community partners. Help them in their mission of Improving Eldercare through Education! Please click here for this...

LIVE WEBINAR – June 26, 1:30 pm Eastern

Join us for another one hour free-for-all live webinar discussing the differences between Depression and Dementia.  Tracey Gendron and Andrew Heck will present on the 26th of June at 1:30 pm.  To view the details and register for the event, click...
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