SGS Pre-Conference Events

Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Seminar

Pre-Conference Event
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Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Seminar

April 11, 2023, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

With: Denise Scruggs, University of Lynchburg- Beard Center on Aging

This interactive seminar provides an overview of dementia and encourages participants to view individuals living with dementia as unique persons rather than a diagnosis. It offers non-pharmacological strategies for successfully addressing dementia behaviors such as hoarding, repetitive behaviors, paranoia, and hallucinations, sundowning, aggression, and wandering. In addition, it covers effective communication techniques, sex, and intimacy, activities, caregiver stress, staff and family relationships, end-of-life issues, pain management, depression, personal care, and more.

This class meets one of the requirements for becoming a Certified Dementia Practitioner through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. To learn more about certification and your eligibility, go to

$120 for SGS Members - $150 for Non-Members - Valued at $195

Includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Afternoon Refreshments