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Caregiver Bootcamp: Dementia 101

Saturday, March 5, 2016
9:30 am3:30 pm
Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030

Join IMCC for a special day-long training event covering many essential caregiving topics! The bootcamp will include presentations from experts in the fields of financial planning, medical issues, legal needs, and care management.

Bootcamp Schedule:

10:00 am – 10:45am | Behavioral Management
Dr. Andrew Molchon, Geriatric Psychiatrist
Along with a brief overview of the dementias, learn how the geriatric psychiatrist works with the neurologist to help manage behaviors associated with dementia through the use of the various medications.

10:45 am - 11:30 am | Legal Needs
Gene Robinson, Gene Robinson Law, PLC
There are many legal needs to be taken care of such as powers of attorney, wills and estates, guardianships, and trusts. An elder law attorney will lead this discussion on steps to get your legal needs on the right track.

11:45 am - 12:30 pm | Caregiver Resources
Susan Perry, Care Options
Caregiving is tough! Learn more about what caregiver resources are available in our area, and how these services may be able to help lighten your caregiving load.

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm | Financial Needs
Tom West, Signature Estate & Investment Advisors, LLC
The financial costs of long term care and long term caregiving are enormous. Presented by a financial manager with expertise in long term care planning, explore some of your options for this important aspect of caregiving.

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm | Understanding Behaviors
Dr. Patrick Doyle, Brightview Senior Living
For those with memory impairments, sometimes the only form of communication provided is through behavior, both positive and negative. Learn the process for understanding difficult behaviors.

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm | Panel Discussion
There is a lot of information to take in! We will recap the day with a caregiver panel discussion; bring your questions and we will discuss how to best put today’s ideas into practice!

Many thanks to Brightview Woodburn Assisted Living for co-sponsoring this event and providing lunch!

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