Homelessness 201: Understanding Dementia & Older Adults Experiencing Homelessness on ZOOM
February 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Course Description: This training will offer an overview of the basics of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and describe how dementia can affect behavior and communication. Attendees will learn the importance of practicing person-centered care in working with individuals living with dementia. Videos, case studies and discussion will provide an interactive learning experience for professionals working with older adults who are experiencing homelessness as well as symptoms of dementia. Resources from the Alzheimer’s Association and additional community resources will be provided.
Kendra Binger is a Program Manager at the Alzheimer’s Association of MN/ND, working out of the Fargo, ND office and providing care and support in Eastern North Dakota and Northwest Minnesota. Kendra’s professional background includes working in long term care and memory care.
Jenna Pogorels is a Sr. Program Manager at the Alzheimer’s Association of MN/ND and licensed clinical social worker within the state of Minnesota. Jenna has been providing education and support services to individuals, families and communities impacted by dementia for over 7 years.
How to register: Registration below is broken into Member & Non-Member. If you are unsure whether you are part of a member organization or would like more information about membership, please contact Michele. If you choose to pay by credit card, you will be walked through payment process and receive an automated email confirming your payment and registration. If you choose to pay by check, you will receive an invoice from MESH. Payment is expected prior to training date. Please contact Michele if scholarship help is needed. You may register more than 1 person at a time and note the names in the space provided. I will send out the Zoom link to participants the day prior to the training.