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2017 Caring & Coping | Anderson County


Caring and Coping | Anderson County

Thursday, October 19, 2017

First United Methodist Church

1350 Oak Ridge Turnpike | Oak Ridge TN 37830

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


Managing Behaviors in Dementia

Melanie Bunn, RN, MS, GNP has provided primary care to seniors in a variety of settings including retirement homes, long term care nursing, assisted living facilities hospitals and in the home in positions including gerontological nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist and staff nurse. Melanie presents over 150 sessions each year at local. statewide, and national conferences and meetings with interactive presentations using learner centered educational strategies.

An Overview of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias

Teresa Salazar-Catron, MD, has been practicing in Blount County since 2003. She is board certified in Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She is currently a partner at Blount Senior Care Partners. Their mission is to create e new model of care serving seniors in Blount and surrounding counties, leading to improvements in access to and continuity of care in multiple venues.  

Legal Issues

Kelly Frere, CELA,  Guyton & Frere received her J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1991 and was certified as an elder law specialist by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization in 1998. She was inducted into the Council of Advanced Practitioners of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and is one of only 64 out of 4,500 elder law attorneys to be honored with this peer induction.

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 Program Director , Linda Johnson at or call 865.544.6288.

Registration is required for the program and will be accepted online, by mail, by fax (865.544.6249) or by phone (865.544.6288).

Click HERE to print a registration form.

Alzheimer's Tennessee

5801 Kingston Pike | Knoxville TN 37919

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