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UC Davis Alzheimer's Caregiver Workshop

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UC Davis MIND Institute

2825 50th Street

Sacramento, CA 95817

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The 2017 UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Workshop, moderated by Ladson Hinton, professor and director of Geriatric Psychiatry at UC Davis will cover a number of topics related to caregiving and feature a presentation by Linda Teri, PhD, titled “When caring is not enough: Combining science with compassion.” Dr. Teri is a professor in the Department of Psychosocial and Community Health at the School of Nursing University of Washington (UW).

Dr. Teri has done groundbreaking research on interventions for patients with Alzheimer's Disease (AD), mainly by developing and testing systematic strategies for training family caregivers and health care staff in appropriate problem solving and behavior management approaches. The novelty of her work is that it challenges the usual assumption that problem behaviors in AD are determined solely by brain pathology, and that intervention must therefore be pharmacological, or involve teaching caregivers to better accept or adapt to these problems. Her work empowers caregivers by teaching them skills that enable them to reduce problems and improve life quality for both themselves and the person with dementia.

Her presentation will provide an overview of issues in providing optimal care for persons with dementia and their caregivers. It will provide specific techniques that have been shown most effective to alleviate behavioral problems and introduce the audience to a novel state of the science intervention that combines our best clinical and research knowledge to alleviate behavioral problems while also targeting improved physical functioning to minimize the physical frailty that so often leads to increased disability.

Additional talks include “Connected Horse: The Power of Healing” by Nancy Schier Anzelmo, professor of Gerontology at California State University, Sacramento, and “Recognizing and Reducing Family Caregiver Stress” by Terri Harvath, executive associate dean at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. The program will end with a panel of national and local professionals who will answer audience questions and provide information about helpful resources.

This series is made possible by the generous support of the following sponsors: Sunrise Senior Living, Revere Court, Aegis of Carmichael, and Norwood Pines Alzheimer’s Care Center.

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8:00 Registration and continental breakfast

8:30 Welcome – Ladson Hinton, MD

8:35 When caring is not enough: Combining science with compassion– Linda Teri, PhD

9:35 “Connected Horse: The Power of Healing with Horses” Nancy Schier Anselmo, MSG

10:45 “Recognizing and Reducing Family Caregiver Stress” – Terri Harvath, PhD, RN, FAAN

11:30 “Answers to Your Questions”

A panel discussion moderated by Ladson Hinton, MD with Linda Teri, PhD, Terri Harvath, PhD, Nancy Schier Anselmo, MSG, Esther Lara, MSW and Denise Davis.

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