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In Partnership with the Alzheimer's Association": Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors
As language is lost, some behaviors that people living with dementia to communicate and express their needs can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common triggers, and learn strategies to help manage some of the behavioral challenges of this disease.
For more than 5 years, Ben Donnelly has worked for the Alzheimer's Association as the Volunteer & Program Manager recruiting and mobilizing volunteers that help lead the fight against Alzheimer's disease by providing free support groups for caregivers, educational classes, outreach events, fundraising and advocacy opportunities in support of our vision of a world without Alzheimer's. He received an MA degree and supervises dozens of support groups and gives regular educational and caregiver training to a wide variety of audience from the general public to businesses and agencies. Some of his regular audiences include Deloitte, MicroStrategy, US Secret Service, US TSA, World Bank, Salesforce, Architect of the Capitol, and others. He holds a Master's degree in Communications from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and has experience in television news production and radio.
Registration is required and a Zoom link will be emailed a day before the event.
Related LibGuide: Aging and Disability by Fairfax County Public Library (FCPL)