Wednesday May 4, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM EDT
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Special Olympics New Jersey 
1 Eunice Kennedy Shriver Way
Lawrenceville, NJ

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Michele Collins 
New Jersey Commission on Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities 

New Jersey Commission on Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities Event 

     .4 CEU/4.0 PDU Pending                                               

Sharon McKenzie
Assistant Professor, Kean University

Amy Matthews
Engaging Alzheimer's, LLC  Dementia Coach and Consultant 
This workshop will provide education and training techniques for healthcare professionals and families caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia disorders. Participants will be able to:
  • Identify the various types of dementia including Alzheimer's disease
  • Describe the etiology, symptoms and stages of Alzheimer's disease
  • Describe common behaviors associated with dementia of the Alzheimer's type
  • Understand how Alzheimer's and related dementia change the brain and affect communication and behavior
  • Identify three ways to interpret behaviors as communication
  • Discuss three ways to adapt the environment so that it gives the person back control