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Becoming an Alzheimer's Whisperer: A Loving and Gentle Approach to Manage Challenging Behaviors

Healthcare professionals, families and caregivers can discover an innovative approach to Alzheimer’s and dementia care that helps caregivers enter the client’s world and truly embrace where he or she is both cognitively and functionally. Keynote speaker Verna Benner Carson, PhD, is a nationally known author and speaker who developed the award-winning “Becoming an Alzheimer’s Whisperer” program. Dr. Carson, associate professor at Towson University and President of C&V Senior Care Specialists, Inc., is the author of eight books and over 80 published articles on psychiatric, dementia and spiritual issues in healthcare. Sign up now to attend “Becoming an Alzheimer’s Whisperer” if you are interested in finding a better, loving approach to managing difficult behaviors and creating a more mutually fulfilling care-giving and care-receiving relationship. Nurses and social workers can earn 1.5 hours of CEU credits. Wednesday, March 2 5 p.m. registration; 5:30-7 p.m. program The Breakers at Edgewater Beach, 5333 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL Featuring complimentary dinner buffet Thursday, March 3 6:30 p.m. registration; 7-8:30 p.m. program Three Crowns Park, 2323 McDaniel Avenue, Evanston, IL Featuring complimentary refreshments To reserve your place, please call Arlene D. Schiff, RN at (847) 272-4997 or email by March 1st. Seating is limited. Along with Open Arms Solutions, the program co-sponsors include: Home Healthcare Solutions of Illinois, Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care, Three Crowns Park, and JourneyCare. Open Arms Solutions provides personal care provided by well-trained, thoroughly screened and monitored caregivers to help seniors age and/or recuperate with dignity in the comforts of home, serving Chicago and communities in Northern Cook and Lake counties. Embrace by Open Arms, is a memory care program that features a new approach to providing life-enriching care that is custom-tailored to each client’s personal preferences and needs. The program is modeled after Dr. Carson’s Becoming an Alzheimer’s Whisperer program and caregivers receive advanced training based on her research and teaching.  

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