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Professional Development

Quality Dementia Care: Professional Training for a Person-Centered Culture

September 11, 2019 at 9:00am2:30pm EDT

Nancy Cantor Warehouse, Community Room

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The School of Social Work in Falk College, an approved provider of continuing education for LMSWs and LCSWs in New York State, is offering “Quality Dementia Care: Professional Training for a Person-Centered Culture.” Quality Dementia Care provides an in-depth overview of five major content areas within the evidence-based 2018 Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations. The curriculum contains both content-learning and interactive application across topics including: basic information about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, fundamentals of person-centered care, best practices for needs assessment and care planning, proactively planning for dementia-related behaviors, and supportive approaches for activities of daily living.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Differentiate between Alzheimer’s dementia, mild cognitive impairment, and conditions which can cause dementia-like symptoms
  2. Identify the greatest risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease
  3. Outline principles of person-centered care
  4. Describe the goal and components of a comprehensive, timely needs assessment
  5. Describe the relationship between communication and behavior, including ways in which dementia-related behavior may be an expression of an unmet physical, social, or internal need
  6. Demonstrate ability to use the Cues and Clues model to observe and respond to dementia-related behaviors
  7. Describe graded support for activities of daily living across all stages of the disease process
  8. Identify ways in which ADL support can help professional caregivers to build connections with the person whom they are caring for


Date: September 11, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Check – in begins at 8:30 a.m.)
Cost: $129.00

To register, please visit Non-Credit Class Instructions for Registration and enter the code: 22262

The NYS Department of Education and NYS Social Work Board has approved this workshop for 5.5 contact hours.

For more information, contact Social Work Continuing Education at


Kristen Campbell, LMSW

Kristen Campbell currently serves as the Director of Programs & Services for the Alzheimer’s Association, Central New York chapter. She has a B.S. degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Master of Social Work degree from Binghamton University.

Katrina VanFleet, LMSW

Katrina VanFleet is the Chief Program Officer for the Alzheimer’s Association, Central New York Chapter. Katrina earned her B.A. degree in Psychology and Sociology from St. John Fisher College and her Master of Social Work degree from Binghamton University.

This event was first published on July 30, 2019 and last updated on July 31, 2019.

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