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Presented by: Shelly Weaverdyck, PhD - Shelly has specialized in geriatric cognition and dementia since 1973. As consultant for a variety of academic, long-term care, and mental health settings internationally, nationally and locally in Michigan and Northwest Ohio, she advises administration and staff regarding cognitive impairment intervention and program planning, and conducts staff training and environmental evaluations. She was formerly the Director of the Alzheimer’s Education and Research Program at Eastern Michigan University and the Dementia Specialist at the University of Michigan Turner Geriatric Clinic.
Objectives: Participants will be able to:
- Review effects of brain changes in dementia on cognition, functioning, and behaviors.
- Review interventions effective with three types of dementia: Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB), Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD)
- Describe communication strategies presented in seminar
- Describe environmental interventions presented in seminar
- Identify visuospatial interventions presented in seminar
- Identify four factors to address with interventions