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Brown bag on March 3: Caring for elders with dementia

Laura WaymanIn response to staff requests, OP Staff Assembly is hosting a brown bag talk by Laura Wayman, “the Dementia Whisperer,” on caring for elders with dementia. Wayman will be joined by Cindy Gustafson from Comfort Keepers®.

In addition to offering suggestions on how to provide the best possible care for people with dementia, Wayman will discuss how important it is for caregivers not to neglect themselves. She will provide practical tips to help you balance your needs with those of your loved one, creating a more positive experience for you both.

Bring your lunch and join the discussion:

Date: Thursday, March 3
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Franklin 9204

If you’re unable to attend in person, you can dial in as follows:

ReadyTalk dial-in: 1-866-740-1260
Access code: 2873331
(Note: no web access)

Wayman is an accomplished author and dementia care expert. She has a degree in gerontology and is a certified Social Services Designee. Wayman is dedicated to quality aging and offers a customized care approach that inspires families caring for loved ones with dementia. She serves as a dementia expert and consultant for nonprofit organizations, assisted living/memory care, and family and professional care providers. She is the CEO of The Dementia Whisperers.

Wayman’s program emphasizes communication, affirmative response and empowerment – transforming caregiving from a burden into a fulfilling journey. She provides caregivers with essential tools for connecting with people who have dementia.

Wayman is the author of “A Loving Approach to Dementia Care: Making Meaningful Connections with the Person Who Has Alzheimer’s Disease or Other Dementia or Memory Loss” — a wonderful and easily accessible guide for family members who are navigating the challenging road of dementia.

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  1. Kathleen Quenneville February 23, 2016 Reply

    Great program! Will this be recorded, so that folks who are unable to attend can get the information?

    • Juliann March 1, 2016 Reply

      Unfortunately the speaker has asked that we not record the session but they are bringing additional handouts.

      • Karen Tomajan March 3, 2016 Reply

        Hi Juliann, how can we get a copy of the handout. I am working from home but will be calling in today.



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