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2017 Caring & Coping | Putnam County


Caring and Coping | Putnam County

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Trinity Assembly Church

205 West Wall Street | Algood TN 38506

Registration 8:00 am | Welcome 8:30 am | Lunch | Workshop Ends 3:30 pm


Caregiving Connection

Cheryl Blanchard , LMSW, CPLC is a licensed social worker, Certified Professional Life coach and Dementia Care Consultant. She has worked with seniors throughout East Tennessee for several years as a social worker, geriatric care manager, and dementia educator. Cheryl also uses Cognitive Stimulation therapy in the home environment while supporting and educating families.  Cheryl developed a dementia care protocol for home health agencies and has a passion for serving those affected by dementia.

Disease Overview

Chet Gentry, MD, 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 served 12 years on the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians and 10 years on the Board of Directors of the Rural Health Association of Tennessee.

Legal Issues

Marie C. Ferran JD, received undergraduate degrees in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Tennessee Technological University and her Law Degree from Memphis State University. For the past thirty-four years, she has been the Executive Director of Aging Services for the Upper Cumberlands, Inc.In addition to acting as Executive Director, Marie is the Title III attorney providing direct legal assistance to clients. She also serves as Title III Elder Rights Supervisor.

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.

Questions? Please contact Regional Director , Amanda Barlow at   or call 931.526.8010.

Registration is required for the program and will be accepted online, by mail, by fax (931.526.8011) or by phone (931.526.8010).

Click HERE to print a registration form.

Alzheimer's Tennessee

1459 Interstate Drive Suite 211 | Cookeville TN 38501

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