COMMUNICATION WITH YOUR DOCTOR (2)

held February 29, 2009

Mary Ann Johnson, Program Director, Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond, led a live discussion on Partnering with Your Doctor on the February 29, 2009 at 12 pm EST. Ayn Welleford, PhD, moderated the live event.

The one-hour live discussion was held online as a combination of PowerPoint slide presentation and audio (via a toll-free telephone conference). 

OBJECTIVES

This webinar:

  • Explains the meaning and purpose of a healthcare partnership
  • Trains on the use of the care, medication, and appointment logs (samples of these logs are showcased and explained.
  • Trains on the use of the care, medication, and appointment logs (samples of these logs are showcased and explained).

The program was prepared by the National Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org).

PRESENTER

Mary Ann Johnson is the Program Director for the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Richmond Chapter (www.alz.org/grva/). In this position, she oversees all core chapter services and is responsible for developing new curriculum training programs.

Mary Ann had served on committees for the National Alzheimer’s Association to review programs, committees to develop evaluation tools for core services for the Association, the committee to review implementation of early stage support groups, the mission focus committee for Early On-set/ Early Stage, the development committee for the End of Life Module for Foundations of Quality Care. She had also developed a training program for hospital staff, parish nurses and clergy and lay leaders of faith based communities.

Mary Ann holds a Masters in Christian Education from Union-PSCE and is a Master Trainer for Alzheimer’s Association’s educational programs. In addition, she chairs the Innovative Program Committee, Program Clearinghouse, National Alzheimer’s Association and is the co-author of “Caregiver Burden in Alzheimer’s Disease,” Consultant Pharmacist, April, 2004. Mary Ann is the recipient of the 2005 Mary Ellen Cox Award for Advocacy for Seniors from Senior Connections-Area Agency on Aging.

MODERATOR

Ayn WellefordE. Ayn Welleford, PhD, received her B.A. in Management/Psychology from Averett College, M.S. in Gerontology and Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has taught extensively in the areas of Lifespan Development, and Adult Development and Aging, Geropsychology, and Aging & Human Values. As an educator, researcher, and previously as a practitioner she has worked with a broad spectrum of individuals across the caregiving and long term care continuum.

As Associate Professor and Chair of VCU’s Department of Gerontology, she currently works to “Improve Elder Care through Education” through her Teaching, Scholarship, and Community Engagement. Outside of the classroom, Dr. Welleford provides community education and serves on several boards and committees. She currently serves as Chair of the Governor’s Commonwealth of Virginia Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Commission.

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