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Are They Doing That on Purpose: Understanding Behavior Change in Dementia - CEs available

Thursday, July 29, 2021
8:30 am10:30 am

For those living with dementia, changes in communication ability and behavioral symptoms are common. This course will identify common communication changes, behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, discuss behavior as a form of communication, and explain triggers for behavior changes. We’ll use case studies and your detective skills to apply the 6 W’s strategy for understanding and responding to challenging behavioral symptoms in dementia.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
• Discuss how communication abilities change for the person living with dementia
• Describe how abnormal brain changes can affect a person living with dementia’s behavior
• Identify 7 common behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia
• Explain 8 common triggers for behavioral symptoms
• Apply the 6 W’s to understand and respond to behavioral symptoms

This course will be presented by Lindsey Vajpeyi, ADC/MC, BF-CMT, CDP, CADDCT, Director of Education & Outreach, Insight Memory Care Center.

This course is free, and will be offered in-person at Famille Café at The Kensington Falls Church. Please RSVP to Kayla Peters, below. You will need to provide proof of vaccination to complete your registration.

Parking is available in any open spot in The Kensington Falls Church garage labelled Famille or Visitor. Famille is handicap accessible. Individuals needing special accommodations, please contact Kayla.

Continuing Education Credits
Two CEs are available for social workers and nurses. It is the participant's responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.

Continuing Education Credit is provided by Commonwealth Educational Seminars for the following professions:

Social Workers:
Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit
CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Commonwealth Educational Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. #SW-0444.

As an American Psychological Association (APA) approved provider, CES programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). These courses can be utilized by nurses to renew their certification and will be accepted by the ANCC. Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however CES is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider # CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing.

There is no known commercial support nor conflict of interest for this program. For further information please contact Commonwealth Educational Seminars, 1 (800) 376-3345,

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