The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) will offer an interactive workshop for families and caregivers on Thursday, Oct. 4, offering do’s and don’ts for caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
Dementia care expert and creator of the Senior Gems Program, Teepa Snow, will present a seminar where she acts out the different stages of dementia, garnering audience participation, while providing them with tools and tips for caring for loved ones experiencing the debilitating disease. Attendees will receive a copy of Senior Gems, which helps describe the disease’s stages by giving them names of gems and describing coping skills for each stage.
Additionally, the AFA’s “Quilt to Remember” will be on display, a piece that honors individuals who have had dementia, their family members and caregivers. The quit continues to grow in size as it tours the country. To learn more about the quilt, visit its website.
Healthcare professionals can earn up to three CE credits during an interactive session from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interested parties can register here.
Families and caregivers can register for the 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. workshop with Teepa Snow here.
The quilt will be on display from 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
All events will take place at the National 4H Conference Center at 7100 Connecticut Avenue.