LOCATION: Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL USA
Cutting-edge innovations in medicine, science, and technological inquiry offer to improve health and quality of life, transforming lives in genuinely beneficial ways. Yet, these powerful advances also raise critical challenges in their implications for our individual and common humanity.
Join us as we examine the ethical dimensions of rapidly evolving arenas of medical and scientific research that continue to stretch the limits of contemporary bioethics. Explore fundamental questions of how science and science policy can function in the service of human flourishing for a medically and technologically sophisticated age.
Becoming an Alzheimer’s Whisperer: Gently and Lovingly Managing Challenging Behaviors
DATE: Friday, September 25, 2015
TIME: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
LOCATION: Grace Chapel Adult Learning Center, 2 Militia Drive, Lexington, MA - Map and Information
DESCRIPTION:Join us for a day of Education, Fun and Fellowship. Becoming an Alzheimer’s Whisperer means that we learn to calm the fears of the person caught up in this terrible disease, that we courageously enter that person’s world and help heal their broken spirits.
This presentation provides a brief review of the Theory of Retrogenesis that not only provides structure to examine the world of the person with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), but also suggests appropriate ways to respond to what we see in that world. Using the Theory of Retrogenesis and the various assessment tools presented, participants will examine the stages of Alzheimer’s, the change in cognitive level of the person as he/she moves through each stage of the disease, and specific strategies for understanding and responding to behaviors that emanate from that person’s world.
CE: 6 CE contact hours for nurses will be provided
PRESENTER: Dr. Verna Benner Carson, CNSPMH, BC, RN, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Clinical Nurse Specialist, President, C&V Senior Care Specialists, Inc.