Part of the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center webinar series, sponsored by the Administration for Community Living
Includes 1 complimentary CE credit
If you require ADA accommodation to participate in this web seminar, please contact Steve Moore at your earliest convenience to make arrangements – firstname.lastname@example.org
Administration for Community Living dementia grantees often develop models used not only by their organizations but also are beneficial to others working in the dementia field. This web seminar will feature two grantee programs: a model of coordinated dementia care, and dementia training for professional caregivers of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The coordinated care model was developed and piloted through a relationship between the University of Virginia's Memory and Aging Care Clinic and the Jefferson Area Board for Aging, a local Area Agency on Aging. The presenter will detail the importance of coordinated care for people living with dementia and their care partners, and will describe the program, its outcomes, lessons learned and challenges. Links to pertinent materials will be provided in the webinar. The dementia training was designed specifically for professional caregivers of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The presenter will describe the tools and resources used, and where to find them. A discussion of challenges, successes and lessons learned will help participants to consider the practical application of a similar curriculum in their practice setting.
Participants in this web seminar will be able to:
- Describe Virginia’s model of collaborative care coordination;
- Identify six domains covered in training Dementia Care Coordinators;
- Describe the importance of quality dementia training for professional caregivers of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities; and,
- Identify readily available tools and resources they can use in their practice setting.
Jennifer Harvey is a social worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner in New York’s Capital Region, providing education to professional and family caregivers of persons living with dementia.
George Worthington is the Dementia Services Coordinator with the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, where he supports the Virginia Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Commission, coordinates efforts to implement the Dementia State Plan and is the co-lead of the Dementia Friendly Virginia initiative.