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Becoming an Alzheimer's WhispererMassachusetts

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

COST: $50 - nurse; $40 - student/retired/non-nurse

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.

REGISTRATION: Online registration available through September 20 with option to pay online, via check or at the door.  To register late please email and pay at the door (cash and checks only and a late fee).

MORE INFORMATION: Contact Marilyn.



October 3Spiritual Nursing Care for Vulnerable Populations

DATE: Saturday, October 3, 2015

LOCATION: Indiana Wesleyan University – Independence, Ohio (Directions

TIME: 9:30 AM - Registration
9:45 AM – 1:00 PM – Seminar, including break with refreshments


            Christine Kettunen Ph.D., RN, CIC
            Melinda Winters MSN, RN, FNP-BC
            Marilyn Weitzel Ph.D., RN, CNE,CNL

PURPOSE: This seminar is designed to help participants understand appropriate spiritual nursing care for vulnerable populations. The vulnerable populations include the Amish, the developmentally disabled, and incarcerated patient.

CONTACT HOURS: For information about the approval status for contact hours, contact Marilyn Weitzel

REGISTRATION: online registration, by mail contact Marilyn Weitzel

BROCHURE: download PDF

 Neither Christine Kettunen, Melinda Winters, or Marilyn Weitzel, have any real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this presentation, nor do any of the members of the Planning Committee who planned this presentation.



GHMC 2015The 2015 Global Missions Health Conference

DATE: November 5-7, 2015

LOCATION: Southeast Christian Church, 920 Blankenbaker Parkway, Louisville, KY

DESCRIPTION: Connect and learn along with thousands of other people interested in healthcare missions through a variety of speakers, wide range of exhibiting organizations, and special new events for this year. 

INFORMATION: visit GMHC website



Faith & Nursing SymposiumFaith & Nursing Symposium
Nursing and Society

DATE: November 6, 2015

LOCATION: Trinity Western University, Langley, British Columbia, Canada

DESCRIPTION: This workshop will provide a forum for collegial and scholarly exchange on the interface between nursing and society.  Its vision is to stimulate critical conversation on the social mandate and contributions of the nursing profession, and to examine social influences on the profession.

INFORMATION: visit website or contact   Call for Abstracts deadline September 15



Urbana 15URBANA 15
Student Missions Conference

DATE: December 27-31, 2015


DESCRIPTION: Join 16,000 students, missionaries and speakers for five days at InterVarsity’s Urbana 15 to explore your role in God’s global mission.

COST: $459 Student, $559 non-Student (after November 10 add $60)

REGISTER: visit website



Innovations in Faith-Based Nursing Conference

 Innovations in Faith-Based Nursing Conference

WHO:Nursing educators, clinicians, students and researchers
WHEN:SAVE-THE-DATE: June 20-23, 2016
WHERE:Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana
WHY:Make a personal impact on the nursing profession

Join us for our 5th biennial conference to discuss nursing innovations. Abstracts for podium and poster presentations are being accepted until December 1, 2015

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MORE INFORMATION: Nursing Innovations

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