The Purple Angel Brain Change Seminars:
Understanding Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias
This seminar is for you if… you or someone you know is living with dementia or you are simply curious and want to learn more Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Thursday, April 5, 2018
(You are invited to attend one or attend them all.)
Time: 6:00 to 7:45 p.m.
Location: Alma United Methodist Church*
501 W. Gratiot Avenue, Alma, MI
Cosponsors: Gratiot County Commission on Aging and Alma United Methodist Church
This seminar series will discuss changes in the brain of a person living with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. You will learn what is retained during the disease process as well as what is lost. Learn new skills related to approach, cuing and ability to connect with people living with dementia. You will also learn how to develop better observational skills to recognize and intervene effectively when behavioral challenges occur.
This seminar is dynamic and interactive. Be ready to be highly engaged as you learn new information.
About the presenter: Brenda Roberts has over 35 years of experience working in the field of aging. She has a Certificate in Advanced Clinical Practices in Dementia from U of M, MA in Education & Community Leadership from CMU and a BA in Sociology from Alma College. Most recently Brenda has had the opportunity to work with international dementia educator, Teepa Snow. Under Teepa’s tutelage Brenda has earned her certifications as a Dementia Trainer, Consultant and Coach. Additionally, Brenda is a care partner for her husband who is living with young-onset dementia.
*Alma United Methodist Church is handicapped assessible.