For many individuals, sharing their diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease can be frightening and overwhelming. Ageism, fear of memory loss, loss of self, and assumptions about the condition are among the many factors stigmatizing those living with Alzheimer’s.
This presentation invites participants to think anew about Alzheimer’s disease and to discuss it in ways that recognize a person’s strengths, dignity, and stories. The use of positive language combined with emphasizing what a person can still do versus what they can no longer do can significantly impact an individual’s quality of life. Attendees will better understand how to support the “personhood” of individuals living with dementia.
Join presenter Dr. Susan Wehry, a nationally recognized keynote speaker and workshop facilitator on depression, dementia, and healthy aging, on Tuesday, June 28 at 12:30 pm on ZOOM.
Susan Wehry, M.D. is a geriatric psychiatrist with over 30 years of experience as a physician leader and educator. A passionate advocate for older adults, Susan is determined to turn the tables on stigma and ageism. She has inspired policymakers, caregivers, physicians, and other human service professionals from Alaska to Florida. In 2009, she authored Oasis, an interdisciplinary person-centered approach to long-term care that has helped transform dementia care across the country. Dr. Wehry previously served as Commissioner of Vermont’s Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living and this past fall joined the College of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of New England as Chief of Geriatrics.
The workshop is free, but registration is required. A recording link will be sent to all those registered at the link below
|When:||Tuesday, June 28, 2022|
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