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Virtual Professional Training: Understanding Behaviors as Forms of Communication

June 1, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

This workshop will aim to highlight the importance of understanding the impact dementia and related illnesses have on a person’s ability to communicate.  As a result, care partners and care professionals may need to shift their communication approach and gain insight into the variety of ways individuals living with dementia may communicate. 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, as well as develop tools to de-escalate and diffuse situations if they arise. This workshop is fully interactive. Attendees may ask and answer questions throughout the presentation and participate in instructor-led discussions.

A complete course description, including objectives, agenda, speaker bio and cancellation policy, is available here.

2 continuing education (CE) hours from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Social Work are available.  Click here for a list of states that accept NASW CE hours

Registration fee: $40

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This program is approved by the National Association of Social Work (Approval #886446769-1454) for 2 continuing education contact hours.

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, Inc. SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0222.


June 1, 2021
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT