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Living with Dementia: Lessons for Practitioners (2 CEs)
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Living with Dementia: Lessons for Practitioners (2 CEs)

When: Wednesday, April 3rd
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Where: Aspach Hall 162 [Central Michigan University]
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan  48859
United States
Contact: Tricia McCarthy

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Living with Dementia: Lessons for Practitioners - 2.0 CE

Wednesday, April 3 from 5-7pm

Anspach 162, Central Michigan University

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Dementia affects nearly all families, yet diagnosis is often missed and services, for both the person with dementia and their family members, are often limited.  Region 5 and the CMU Social Work Program invite social workers to a special program on April 3 from 5-7pm to explore dementia from the perspective of a local family. In this workshop, a conversation around the experiences, insights and adjustments of a couple facing the husband's dementia will be highlighted. It will provide suggestions on ways social workers and health care professionals can facilitate diagnosis and support affected families.

Learning Objectives:

  • To identify early signs of dementia.
  • To explore perspectives of both the person with dementia and their family.
  • To identify two strategies for supporting families living with dementia. 

About the presenters:

Brenda and Mark Roberts 
Brenda Roberts has 30+ years of experience, including with the Home and Community Based Waiver in Michigan and Ohio. Brenda was the Statewide Coordinator for the Michigan Medicare Medicaid Program (MMAP) and Michigan’s Long Term Care Ombudsman. Brenda and her husband Mark, who is living with young-onset dementia, are dementia advocates, trainers, and speakers.

Susan Grettenberger, PhD, LMSW
Dr. Getternberger is the Social Work Program Director and a professor of social work at Central Michigan University. Susan has taught social work practice for over 20 years and has extensive practice experience across many practice areas and has worked with a number of families facing challenges related to a member's dementia.

NASW Members, CMU students, and CMU staff: FREE (registration still required)
Future Members: $20.00

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