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Working Together to Empower and Protect Persons Living with Dementia

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Two-part Zoom Workshop series for Providers and Caregivers of Persons Living with Memory Loss, given by national legal expert

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2-session Zoom Workshop Series for providers of social, legal or healthcare services and family or friend caregivers of someone living with memory loss

This series of workshops is sponsored by Catholic Charities Hawaii, funded by a grant from the Administration for Community Living, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, the Alzheimer's Disease Program Initiative.**

It is intended and helpful for people who are caring for a loved one with memory loss in the home or community, or who are concerned family members, friends or neighbors. It will also be beneficial for professionals in the fields of home and community based services, adult protective services, healthcare, and legal services.

YOU CAN REGISTER FOR ONE OR BOTH SESSIONS! THE ZOOM LINK INFORMATION AND A LINK TO HANDOUTS WILL BE EMAILED TO REGISTRANTS PRIOR TO EACH SESSION.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and safety concerns, this free workshop series is being offered virtually via Zoom in Hawaii statewide.

These two webinars workshops will go into depth about: Using Decision Supports to Engage and Empower Persons Living with Dementia and Adult Abuse: Risks for Persons Living with Dementia.

The sessions will cover: Overview of Dementia and its Causes; the Importance of an Early and Accurate Diagnosis; Protecting the Rights of a Person with Dementia; Supported Decision-Making; Balancing Empowerment and the Progressive Nature of Dementia; COVID-19 and Abuse; Types of Abuse (financial abuse and exploitation, emotional/psychological abuse, neglect and self-neglect, sexual abuse, abuse warning signs; the Elder Justice Act; Resources and Training; Hawaii laws, statutes and definitions.

Expert national presenter:

David Godfrey is a senior attorney at the American Bar Association (ABA) Commission on Law and Aging in Washington D.C. He is responsible for the ABA’s role in the Administration on Aging funded National Center on Law and Elder Rights. Prior to joining the Commission, he was responsible for elder law programming at the Access to Justice Foundation in Kentucky and served as a consultant trainer for the AARP Foundation. He does research and training on legal issues in aging, with a focus on planning for incapacity, understanding legal capacity, elder abuse prevention, intervention and remediation, decision supports, legal ethics, and guardianship reform. He has prepared and presented training in 31 states and internationally.

He is a former board member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys – and was named a Fellow of the Academy in 2019. He serves on the advisory council for Dementia Friendly America. He has been a volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Association, hospice and numerous community service agencies. He has reviewed contract or grant proposal for the Administration for Community Living.

His interest in helping persons and families living with dementia started as a family caregiver first for a grandfather, then grandmother, and later with his own mother.

Mr. Godfrey earned his B.A. with honors at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, and his J.D. cum laude from the University of Louisville School of Law in Kentucky. He is licensed to practice law in Kentucky and is a licensed real estate broker in Florida.

For questions about these Zoom workshops, contact Jody Mishan: jmishan@hawaii.rr.com or (808) 295-2624

 TOPICS AND DATES

  • Using Decision Supports to Engage and Empower Persons Living with Dementia: Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 10:00 to 11:30am

  • Adult Abuse: Risks for Persons Living with Dementia: Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 10:00 to 11:30am

**This series of workshops is sponsored by Catholic Charities Hawaii, funded by a grant from the Administration for Community Living, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, the Alzheimer's Disease Program Initiative.

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Contact Jody Mishan: jmishan@hawaii.rr.com or (808) 295-2624

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