This interactive seminar will address the behavioral concerns often demonstrated in persons with dementia. Caregivers are often left wondering about the best approaches for behavioral management while continuing to respect and honor the person where they are in the moment. This seminar will give redirection strategies for multiple behavioral concerns while at the same time being rooted in the inherent dignity and worth of each individual and practicing empathy at all times.
This is an Ethics Seminar for Ohio social workers and counselors. One ethics credit is available.
Registration and networking: 9:00 - 9:30
Event/Q&A: 9:30 - 10:30
About the presenter
Sher is currently a Memory Care Director at Traditions of Deerfield. She graduated from Faith Theological Seminary and College with a B.E. in education. Her various career paths have included serving as the Executive Director of two nonprofits and several years being a teacher/instructor for students from preschool through college.
Eventually, Sher's mother-in-law began her journey with dementia and soon her own father followed. Their paths took more than seven years and she set aside her career and became a caregiver for much of that time. Even though she has studied under the best in the field of dementia, she insists that her greatest teachers were those two family members. It was after their passing that she pursued a career in the cognitive care of those with dementia and has served as a memory care staff and director for more than 11 years.
She holds several certifications in this field, including Dementia Practitioner, Montessori Dementia Care, Elder Care Consultant and End of Life Planning, and End of Life Doula and Coach. Sher is proud to tell you that her greatest joy and achievement is her marriage of more than 50 years to her wonderful husband (a retired theology professor, pastor, and school principal), their six wonderfully gifted children, and (of course) the perfect 13 grandchildren!
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