Schedule of Events

Dementia Care: Building Your Toolkit

Date & Time

Monday, June 04, 2012
7:30 AM to Noon


Pine Rest Postma Conference Center, 300 68th Street SE, Grand Rapids 49548
Contact: Postma Center

Registration is closed. Event is full.

Registration and continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m.

Workshop 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

No charge but advance registration is required

Registration deadline: May 23, 2012

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About the Workshop
An interactive workshop designed for:
•Direct care workers and providers
•Nurse aides, CNAs, and CENAs
•Licensed Practical and Registered Nurses
•Other staff members involved in caring for the person with dementia

Join us, as together we learn about the person with dementia, and the difficult and often challenging needs-driven behaviors of dementia:
•Sexual behaviors
•Sleep problems
•Resisting care

Workshop attendees will have unique opportunities to actively engage in learning and practicing new skills and techniques to use in future care interactions.

At the completion of the workshop, participants will:
1. Identify various types of dementia
2. Understand needs-driven behaviors
3. Learn how to use positive approaches to challenging behaviors of dementia
4. Identify symptoms of caregiver burnout & compassion fatigue
5. Begin to build your personal toolkit

Workshop Presenters
Suzann Ogland-Hand, PhD
Dr. Ogland-Hand is a geropsychologist at Pine Rest’s Northeast Clinic, and the Director for the Center for Senior Care at Pine Rest. An Iowa native, Dr. Ogland-Hand received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology at Fuller Seminary, Pasadena, CA, in 1993.

She currently serves on the leadership team of the Michigan Dementia Coalition. She is a past board member of the Greater Michigan Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, and Clark Retirement Community. She was selected to be a delegate to the 2005 White House Conference on Aging.

Amy McGarey, LMSW-CTS
Amy is a licensed clinical social worker, a certified trauma specialist and trauma trainer. She is skilled in both cognitive and dialectical behavior therapies and has utilized her background and training in the Community and Residential Services Divisions for Pine Rest.

Amy has worked as a direct care provider, therapist, supervisor, manager and clinical administrator. She has worked with residents with dementia at both Pine Rest Christian Homes and with the Dementia Living Center.


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