You asked for it! We listened!! The Western PA Dementia Conference, will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Moon Township, PA, and will feature engaging educational sessions presented by the area’s most dynamic dementia speakers!
Special Thanks to our Platinum Sponsors for their support of this year’s conference:
- Open Door Training & Development
- Melissa Chambers Consulting, Inc.
- Fenchel Law Offices
- Trinity Elder Law & Estate Planning
Day #1: Thursday, October 20th will feature our expert presenters offering a variety of Dementia-Care topics, including:
*”Everyday Ethics in Dementia Care”
*”When It’s Not Alzheimer’s: A Focus on Lewy Body Dementia”
*”Filling the Day with Meaning: TR-Centered Dementia Programming”
*”A Trauma-Informed Guide to Dementia Care”
*”Hot Off the Press!! 2022 Dementia Research Updates”
Breakfast is included and is sponsored by Arden Courts. Lunch for this event is also included and is sponsored by Transitions Care.
Day #2: For those who have wanted to obtain a dementia-care credential, this is the training you’ve been waiting for!! Friday, October 21st, will offer the 8-hour training course developed by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners, “Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Care.” This is the required class for those interested in becoming Certified Dementia Practitioners and it provides a thorough overview of the disease process from first symptoms through behavior challenges through end-of-life care.
Most long-term care employees, including Administrators, Nurses, Nurse Aide, Social Workers, and Activities & TR Professionals with long-term care experience MEET the NCCDP qualifications for certification; see www.NCCDP.org for more information!
This session is the first step towards CDP certification; the second step is submitting your CDP application to the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. While there is an additional application fee, attendees of this conference day will receive a $100 discount (you’ll pay just $36!) off the regular application fee!!!
Breakfast for this session is included and is sponsored by Atria at Cranberry Woods! Lunch this day is on-your-own and plenty of restaurants are nearby.
CEUs have been APPROVED for NHAs, PCHAs, ALAs, Nurses, Social Workers PA & OH), TR Professionals, and Activities Professional (6 CEUs for Day #1; 8 CEUs for Day #2).
ONE FREE CEU is also approved for “Understanding Dementia from the Beginning,” a session for families and front-line caregivers being offered at 6:30pm on Thursday, October 20th. This presentation offers a basic overview of dementia, Alzheimer’s, and common changes that occur in behavior and communication skills. ALL FAMILIES AND LONG-TERM CARE STAFF are encouraged to attend! A dessert reception for this event is sponsored by PA Health & Wellness.
Book your overnight stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton by clicking this link. There are a limited number of rooms available for our group, so book early to ensure your spot!