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AFA Care Connection Sunset Series: Dementia’s Ripple Effect

May 9 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

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Course Description:  This workshop will provide an overview of dementia related illness, including Alzheimer’s disease, and the impact this illness can have on the individual in terms of health, wellness, and relationships.  This workshop will aim to highlight the importance of building relationships and effective communication to ensure meaningful living is achieved.  Through this workshop, we will look to reframe typical “problem behaviors” sometimes exhibited by individuals living with dementia as expressions of need and explore the myriad ways individuals with dementia commonly communicate their needs, especially as the illness progresses.  Participants will explore strategies to proactively meet needs, to ensure quality of life is maintained.


From this training, you will learn to:

  1. Demonstrate a foundational understanding of dementia related illnesses, including Alzheimer’s disease.
  2. List and describe ways in which dementia can impact a person’s ability to communicate.
  3. Develop strategies for relationship building between care partners and individuals living with dementia.
  4. Describe the range of physical and emotional needs individuals have and how dementia effects individuals’ abilities to express these needs

Course Date & Time: May 9, 2018 5:30pm (registration) 6-8pm ET (course)


Target Audience: Licensed social workers (beginning, intermediate & advanced) and any health care professionals


To learn more about AFA’s facilitators for this course, please click here

Course Cancellation/Refund Policy:  (Cancellation Policy for all Educational Programming) AFA encourages participants to make every effort to attend paid events for which they have registered. All refunds for paid educational programming, including training and workshops, are subject to a $30.00 administrative processing fee. Refunds will not be given for no-shows.

Course Agenda:

5:30 pm- Register

6-6:30pm – Gain foundational understanding of dementia and dementia – related illnesses including Alzheimer’s disease

6:30pm – 7:00pm – Understand ways dementia can impact a person’s ability to communicate

7-7:30pm – Develop strategies for relationship building between care partners and individuals living with dementia

7:30pm-8 – Consider range of physical and emotional needs and how dementia effects an individuals’ abilities to express these needs.


Jurisdictional Approvals: Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, Inc. SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0222.  This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886446769-1921) for 2 continuing education contact hours.


Instructions for requesting ADA accommodations:  If you require special accommodations in order to attend a training at AFA, please contact us at 866-232-8484.


Contact Information: 866-232-8484


NJ Course Approval Statement: NJ Social Workers: Please contact 866-232-8484 for more information on NJ Course Approval.


Course Completion Statement:  Certificate for this program will be handed to social workers who attend the entire session and complete a course evaluation


May 9
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


AFA Education and Resource Center
322 8th Ave Suite 800
New York, NY 10001 United States
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