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AFA Care Connection Sunset Series: Understanding Family Dynamics in Dementia Care

July 18 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

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Course Date & Time: July 18th, 2018 5:30pm (registration) 6-8pm ET (course)


Course Description:  In this training, we will review the different types of relationships that may be present in the life of an individual living with dementia.  A review of family dynamics and exploration of how to identify and assess these dynamics will be reviewed.  Additionally, we will explore different ways the care partner can work with families, understand their emotions and feelings, and effectively communicate with them to ensure meaningful living and quality of life is achieved for both the individual living with the illness and the family member.


From this training, you will learn to:

  1. Define and describe family roles
  2. Describe how dementia can impact an individuals’ family and dynamic
  3. Apply communication strategies that can assist in supporting the individual and family impacted by this illness

Course Agenda:

5:30pm – Registration

6:00pm-6:30pm – Understanding relationships and family dynamics

6:30pm – 7:00pm – Dementia care and the family

7-8pm – Develop communication strategies


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.


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 #886446769-3841) 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.


July 18
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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