Event: Know Me Through My Eyes Dementia Training

Orlando Gardens

2050 Dorsett Village

Maryland Heights, MO 63043

This training has been cancelled.

In coordination with the Alzheimer's Association & Leading Age Missouri

Life for any individual living in the later days of dementia should include times filled with recognition and celebration of one’s personhood. Professional care partners often feel at a loss while trying to create meaningful connections with elders where communication is difficult, resulting in a void of  emotional  connection, enjoyment and comfort for the person at the most vulnerable time of her life.  Understanding how working together with the person with advanced Alzheimer’s  Disease, from the perspective of the person with the disease,  is essential to providing her the best possible quality of care, no matter what may be the care partner’s role.

This day-long seminar, based on Dr. Tom Kitwood’s “Six Needs of People with Dementia” is designed for ALL professional caregivers in both Hospice and Long Term Care. Thought provoking topics provided by experts in their field include holistic and enlightening ways to foster life enriching relationships, for both the person with dementia needing care, as well as for the professional care partners who are providing it.

8:00am registration
8-9am Visit with vendors
9am The Eyes of the Window of Our Soul: Understanding the Six Needs-Zoe Dearing
9:30am - Opening Keynote - Hospice in the Long Term Care Setting: A true Partnership of Caring - Russell Hilliard
11:00am Capturing Life's Memories: Strategizing An Understanding of the Past - Jessica Sunnenberg
11:45am - Nurses: Facing the Challenges & Finding the Answers - Joan Devine
12:30pm - Lunch & Visit with Vendors
1:30pm- Afternoon Keynote - Amy Camie - Compassion, Connection, Courage & Change
3:00pm - Accumulated Loss, Grief and the Care Professional-Suzanne Doyle
3:45pm - An Ending Thought
No refunds but substitutions are welcome.
Late Fee of $20.00 after March 25, 2014.
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“Limited exhibit space available.  First come, first served basis.  Exhibit booth space is $400 for the day.  Please contact Christy Stretz at LeadingAge Missouri for more information:  christystretz@leadingagemissouri.org or 573-635-6244”.
Exhibit/Sponsorship Application

Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Missouri Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Zoe Dearing - Understanding needs of people with dementia
Russell Hilliard - Hospice/Long Term Care Partnerships
Jessica Sunnenberg - Capturing Life's Memories
                                Second Handout
Joan Devine - Nurses: Facing the Challenges
Amy Camie - Compassion, Connection, Courge and Change
Extra Handout

Suzane Doyle - Accumulated Loss, Grief and the Care Professional