Managing Challenges

This CE workshop is designed to provide participants with strategic and effective methods of reducing or eliminating negative behaviors of persons diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease or a related dementia so that routine care can be delivered in a peaceful and cooperative environment. The course utilizes lecture, role-playing techniques, and engaging activities to produce a learning experience, which facilitates information retention.

Negative behavioral issues are a major challenge for most professional and family caregivers of people with AD or a related dementia. Principally, the reason for this problem is the lack of education. Negative behavioral issues are a major challenge for most professional and family caregivers of people with AD or a related dementia. Principally, the reason for this problem is the lack of education. Upon completion of this Managing Challenges course, participants will be able to:

  1. identify causative factors of negative or aggressive behaviors by persons with dementia.
  2. utilize strategic tools to effectively mitigate these behaviors.
  3. adopt a new approach or mindset in delivering care for this segment of the elder population.

The course is approved for 1 credit hour by ASWB-NJ and NEMSD and is structured for nurses, social workers and case managers at all levels of their professional career.

The course is a live presentation by either of our approved dementia coaches at the host’s location:

Kerry C. Mills is a MPA with a Specialization in Health Administration from Long Island University and a BS in International Marketing from Arizona State University. She is the author of two books relative to dementia care and has held high-level management positions in dementia-exclusive organizations serving people with cognitive impairment. Click here to learn more about Kerry.

Amy E. Matthews holds a BA in Human Development from Mount Vernon College, Washington DC, and is a recognized expert in the field of dementia care, completing 13-years of service with the Greater New Jersey Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association which culminated with her role as Associate Director of Education and Training. She served as Executive Director of one of Arden Courts’ Alzheimer’s-exclusive communities with 56 cognitively impaired residents. Click here to learn more about Amy.

There is no charge for this workshop, but is by invitation only at the discretion of the organization hosting the course at their designated location and time schedule.

The typical course outline is as follows:

Registration / Sign-In / Introduction See specific promo for times 30 Minutes
Course Presentation

60 Minutes
Closing Remarks / Certificates / Sign Out 30 Minutes

This course is offered in voluntary compliance with the American Disabilities Act. Please inform us of any special needs you have. We will do our best to accommodate you.

In order to receive official certification of attendance, all participants are required to be in attendance for the full duration of the course and complete the evaluation form provided by the presenter. Certificates of Completion are awarded at the close of the presentation or they will be physically or electronically mailed to participants within 15 business days of the date of the event.

In the event of a grievance/complaint regarding this course, please contact Jack Mills, Team Coordinator, Engaging Alzheimer’s LLC at jack@engagingalzheimers.com or 914-962-0997

For further information, please contact the host organization as detailed on the promo flyer for the specific event.