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Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminar Scheduled for May at CFVH

Friday, April 13, 2018

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60 to80 percent of dementia cases. 1 in 10 Americans over the age of 65 has Alzheimer’s.

Between 2017 and 2025 every state is expected to see at least a 14% rise in the prevalence of Alzheimer’s.

Clark Fork Valley Hospital is partnering with Jennifer Crowley- a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Care Trainer (CADDCT) & Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners NCCDP, as well as the Alzheimer’s Association, to bring a Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Seminar to Sanders County.

This training happens over the course of two days in four hour sessions Thursday May 17th and Friday 18th from 8:30-12:30pm both days at the Clark Fork Valley Hospital Event Center. This seminar is open to anyone, especially caregivers and professionals working and providing care to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia. This course with cover a variety of topics ranging from dementia behaviors, communication, caregiving and personal care for with Alzheimer’s and Dementia, staff and family support, spiritual care and end of life planning.

If you are unable to commit to a full two days of training or need something a little less intensive with basic information, a brief two hour community forum will be offered Friday May 18th from 1:30-3:30pm in the Clark Fork Valley Hospital Event Center. This will allow an hour of education about Alzheimer’s and Dementia followed by a question and answer session with the trainers.

For questions about the training and seminars or to get registered for the seminar please contact Aria Mangan, MS, CHES, Community Health Improvement Specialist at, (406)-826-4669.

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