3 contact hours
As one of the most misunderstood types of dementia affecting the elderly today, understanding Alzheimer’s and how it affects the brain is important not only for those diagnosed with the disease but also those who support their daily care. In this course, you will understand the basics of the disease and progression; behavior and communication issues; safety of the individual and how to create a safe environment; and resources for support including elder benefits.
Michele Papp, M.Ed., holds a Master of Science degree in Education with a focus in Family & Consumer Sciences and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Family & Child Development, both from the University of Akron. She also has a Certificate on Aging from Boston University School of Social Work. Michele has worked in education and social services for over 15 years. She has worked at the University of Akron, Stark State College, Alzheimer’s Association and Trillium Family Solutions. Michele has provided elder care as a Family Educator with the Alzheimer’s Association and program director for Family Care Solutions at Trillium providing oversight to eldercare programs and home health services.
Registration deadline: November 13