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2017 Caring & Coping | Crossville

Thursday, March 23, 2017 | Central Baptist Church

1346 South Main Street  | Crossville, TN 38555

Registration 7:30 am | Welcome 8:15 am | Lunch | Workshop Ends 4 pm

Dementia Overview & Practical Suggestions

Mary Ann Drummond, RN, DCP, CADDCT, and CEO of Angel Tree Consulting, has a passion for presenting innovative and successful strategies in both caregiver and provider settings to assist individuals with dementia “live their best” each day. With over thirty years of nursing experience and sixteen years as a VP in the assisted living industry developing programs for dementia care, she credits much of her expert knowledge to the greatest teachers of all, those who live daily with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Author of “Meet Me Where I Am – An Alzheimer’s Care Guide” and “I Choose to Remember – Reminiscing Therapy Aide”, Ms. Drummond enjoys working with organizations across the country to increase successful outcomes in dementia care.

Alzheimer’s Disease: Expectations Within the Progression of the Disease

Chet Gentry, MD. Dr. Chet Gentry is a Fellow of the American Academy of Physicians, and is board certified in two specialties: Family Medicine as well as Hospice and Palliative Care. He attended medical school at Michigan State University in the College of Human Medicine. Dr. Gentry has been a passionate advocate of rural health, serving on the Board of Directors of the Rural Health Association of Tennessee for 10 years. In 2001, he received the Rural Health Practitioner of the Year award. He currently is Medical Director of Caris Hospice, and is on the Hospice Advisory Committee of the Cookeville Regional Medical Foundation.

Christine Archer, LCSW, MDIV: Spirituality and Dementia in Later Stage Disease

Loni Holloway & Jeff Hodges, UCDD/AAAD: Medicare & Choices: What You Need to Know

Objective: The purpose of Alzheimer's Tennessee, Inc.'s Caregiver Training series is to educate professional and family caregivers on Alzheimer's disease and give useful information concerning dementia care. After completing the training, the participant should have:

  • A better understanding of the disease, its process and available treatments.
  • Practical tips for caring for the individual with dementia.
  • Legal issues as they relate to caring for someone with dementia.

Cost: The full-day training will include all handouts as well as lunch. Conference fees are $20 for family care partners and $45 for professional care partners. Professional fee includes 6 CEUs for administrators of residential homes for the aged as well as assisted living facility administrators.

Questions? Please contact Tracy Plant at or call 931.526.8010..

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