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2017 Caring & Coping | Northeast Tennessee

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 | Boones Creek Christian Church

305 Christian Church Road | Johnson City, TN 37615

Registration 8 am | Welcome 8:30 am | Lunch | Workshop Ends 4:00 pm

Dementia Overview & Practical Suggestions for Caregiving

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.

Dementia and the Law: What You Need to Know

Amelia Crotwell, Certified as an Elder Law Attorney (CELA), As founder and owner of Elder Law of East Tennessee, Attorney Amelia Crotwell devotes her expertise to helping elders, persons with disabilities, and their families plan for their legal, financial, and health care needs. Her legal practice areas include elder law, estate planning, wills and trusts, special needs trusts, Medicaid and Veterans Benefits planning, conservatorship and probate, Social Security Disability, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) planning. While she has handled many different types of legal cases since earning her law degree in 1997, she describes working with elders and their families as “by far the most rewarding area of law practice I have ever experienced, both personally and professionally.”

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 $25 for family care partners and $45 for professional care partners. Professional fee includes CEUs which are pending for administrators of residential homes for the aged as well as assisted living facility administrators and nurses.

On site respite will be provided, at no cost, day of event.  You must call to register so we can provide adequate coverage.

Questions? Please contact Regional Director , Tracey Kendall Wilson at Tracey Kendall Wilson  or call 423.330.4532.

Registration is required for the program and is now OPEN!

To print a registration form click here:  Paper Registration Form 

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