Event date: 8/12/2021 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM Export event
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Dementia Care and Support for Family Caregivers

3 Formal CEUs - live webinar

About this event

Dementia Care and Support for Family Caregivers

Lori P. McKenna, LICSW

Lisa K. Lax, LICSW, EdD

This workshop has been approved for three formal CEUs by NASW VT. Approval #1053

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This workshop will first provide an overview of different categories of dementia and Mild Cognitive Disorder (MCI), diagnosis, and treatment. We will explore the impact of symptoms and the progression of the condition on individuals and their family caregivers. We will consider the implications for social work practice in such settings as medical practice, behavioral health, and community mental health agencies, and we will address the current system of care and community-based services for people affected by dementia. We will also provide an example of a unique evidence-based program for family caregivers.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the symptoms and behaviors associated with Mild Cognitive Disorder (MCI) and the major categories of dementia, and current treatment approaches.
  • Describe the impact of psychological and practical aspects of dementia and MCI, and will actively consider the implications for social work practice with individuals who have these conditions.
  • Describe f the psychological and practical aspects of dementia and MCI on family caregivers and will actively consider the implications for social work practice.
  • Discuss community-based resources that serve people with dementia and their family caregivers.
  • Discuss new evidence-based group therapy approaches for working with family caregivers in dementia care.

About the Presenters

Lisa K. Lax, LICSW, EdD

University of Vermont Medical Center, Neurology Memory Program

Lisa has served as a mental health clinician and geriatric clinical social worker for the Memory Program since 2018. In addition, she has a part time private practice located in Burlington. She has over 30 years’ experience as a social worker in Vermont, in a variety of settings that include the Howard Center, the Burlington Community Health Center, Vermont Department for Children and Families, and Invest Employee Assistance Program. She has also served as a program administrator and adjunct faculty member at the UVM Department of Social Work. In addition to earning an MSW degree in 1983, Lisa earned a Doctorate of Education in Leadership and Policy Studies in 2012.

Lori P. McKenna, LICSW

University of Vermont Medical Center, Neurology Memory Program

Frederick C. Binter Center for Parkinson’s disease and Movement Disorders Huntington’s disease Society of America, Center of Excellence

Lori is a mental health clinician/geriatric clinical social worker at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Neurology in Burlington Vermont. Her time is divided between the Memory Program, the Frederick C. Binter Center for Parkinson’s disease and Movement Disorders, and the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, Center of Excellence. She serves on advisory boards for the UVMMC Center on Aging and the UVMMC HDSA Center of Excellence. She has served as co-investigator with the Frymoyer’s Scholars Program grant “Disseminating a Plan for Improved Primary Care of Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and Their Family Caregivers for the State of Vermont, Jan. 2018-May 2020

Workshop Details:

  • The zoom link will be sent to you prior to the workshop
  • The workshop will begin at 8:45 AM EST.
  • There will be a break at the midpoint
  • Want to pay by check? Email Susan - sfriedburg.naswvt@socialworkers.org - then mail your check made out to NASW VT to NASW NH, 4 Chenell Drive, Concord NH 03301
  • Questions? Email Lynn - lstanley.naswvt@socialworkers.org

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