Caring for a Spouse with Mild Cognitive Impairment: Daily Challenges, Marital Relations, and Physiological Indicators of Health

Join us for a live and free one-hour webinar on the 2nd of April, Noon Eastern on the topic of Caring for a Spouse with Mild Cognitive Impairment: Daily Challenges, Marital Relations, and Physiological Indicators of Health Webinar remains free and open to all – seating will be limited so reserve early! Review more information and register at this...

Training for Assisted Living Administrators

Just in Time! Training for Assisted Living Administrators Friday, March 23 8:30 am – 4:30 pm North Run Corporate Center Room 125 1630 East Parham Road Richmond, Virginia 23228 Directions This 7 contact hour interactive training targets Assisted Living Administrators with a comprehensive analysis of topics related to: Mental Health Part I Working with Families Essential Skills These topics relate to the direct care of our aging population. The training will be facilitated by E. Ayn Welleford, MSG, PhD and Chair of the VCU Department of Gerontology. This training is approved by the Department of Social Services and credits are accepted by the Department of Health Professions, Board of Long-Term Care Administrators toward annual training hours for Administrator licensure. To register for this training, please visit: http://www.pubinfo.vcu.edu/training/ and search for Keyword: “Just in Time.” Cost: $100 Certificates of Attendance will be issued to all who register in advance. Deadline for registration is Monday, March 19th. Refunds will not be available after this date. For more information, please contact Jennifer Pryor at 804-828-1565 or pryorjm@vcu.edu. Learning Objectives ESSENTIAL SKILLS: At the end of this training, participants will be able to: Describe 4 roles that ALF’s and staff can assume in the lives of residents families. Demonstrate constructive interaction techniques. Discuss how to respond to family needs and preferences. Examine how various family programming strategies could be incorporated into the participants workplace. WORKING WITH FAMILIES: At the end of this training, participants will be able to: List four skills involved in the staff communication process. Discuss the benefits of skillful observation and documentation for caregivers and clients. State what types of...

LIVE WEBINAR SERIES: Behavioral Health Needs for the Aging Population

ANNOUNCING A NEW LIVE WEBINAR SERIES addressing behavioral health needs of the growing aging population. This training series, generously funded through the Virginia Center on Aging Geriatric Training Education Initiative, will consist of one-hour slide presentations followed by Q&A sessions, all moderated by Dr. E. Ayn Welleford, Chair of VCU’s Department of Gerontology. These live events will take place from 1:30-2:30 pm EST as follows: 1) Community Partnerships: Ethical and Communication Issues for LTC Facility/ Hospital Transitions and Effective Care Coordination (March 27, 2012); 2) Psychiatric Emergencies: A Practical Guide for LTC Facility Staff (April 18, 2012); and 3) Pre-admission Screening of Older Adults with Cognitive Impairment: Considerations for Emergency Services Staff (May 17, 2012). Registration is free and open to all – visit...

Press Release for Dementia State Plan

A new report from the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Commission calls on the Commonwealth to improve coordination of state services to help serve the growing numbers of those with dementia in Virginia. Read the commission’s report, “Dementia State Plan: Virginia’s Response to the Needs of Individuals with Dementia and their Caregivers.” More information is available in this press release. To help inform family members, caregivers, health care workers and others about the new report, the commission will host a webinar on Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. Learn more by clicking on...

Environment & Communication Assessment Toolkit for Dementia Care

Join the live webinar scheduled for December 7, 2011, Noon Eastern, featuring Jennifer Brush.  The slide presentation will be followed by Q&A moderated by Dr. E. Ayn Welleford.  The webinar, as always, is free for all – review the research’s background, the panelists’ bios and...
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