Annual meeting, election of Board members and Board President, and Finishing Strong Award Announcements. 9:30 - 10 am; virtual plenary presentation with question and answer period 10 - 11:30 am.
Raising Dementia Awareness Within Villages
Dr. Claudia Thorne, Ph.D., LISW, LCSW, Assistant Professor, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Coppin State University, member of the State of Maryland's Virginia I. Jones Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Council, and member and volunteer with Cheverly Village.
Sharon Johnson, CPD, CMC, Director of Aging Services, Maryland Umbrella Group,
Community Case Manager, Dementia Care Practitioner, Certified Dementia Caregiver, Support Group Facilitator
Recent headlines speak to an alarming increase in the incidence and prevalence of Alzheimer’s and related diseases in the metropolitan-DC area. What do village leaders need to know about this evolving situation, and what role can we play in providing information and support within our village communities? This presentation will provide regional village leaders with information on available dementia awareness programs and services. Dr. Thorne and Mrs. Johnson will share practical approaches to prepare village leaders to encourage and support actions our boards, volunteers, and members, as well as families and communities, can take to address Alzheimer’s and related diseases. The programs discussed will include Caregiver Support Groups, Memory Support Groups, and Memory Café (developed to meet the needs of those diagnosed with cognitive impairments), as well as efforts to develop Dementia Friendly communities.
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