Webinars and Online Training

MALA is pleased to offer a series of dementia-related webinars. Register to attend one or all of the webinars. Sessions will be recorded and will be sent to all who register.

Participants who attend the webinar live will be provided a certificate of attendance for AFC Administrators and Licensees for 1.5 CEUs. Also, 1.5 CEUs for Social Workers are pending approval.

Questions: Please email Erica at Etreece@miassistedliving.org.

Dementia: Sensory Changes and Fluctuating Abilities
Date: February 21, 2023
Time: 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

This session will be led by Dementia Educator, Heather Comstock, MSc., and will incorporate the experience of persons living with dementia. Together they will provide an overview of dementia with an emphasis on sensory changes. Discover how sensory changes impact a person’s abilities and why abilities can fluctuate.

Registration fee: $35 | Click here to register.

Dementia: Effective Communication Strategies
Date: March 7, 2023
Time: 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

Effective communication with persons living with dementia is crucial and attainable. Join Dementia Educator, Heather Comstock, MSc., and Dr. Joanna Fix who is living with early onset Alzheimer’s Disease. Dr. Fix will share the daily challenges she experiences related to communication and supportive strategies. Heather will present evidence-based best practices for effective communication.

Registration fee: $35 | Click here to register.

Dementia: Reduce Distress by Addressing Anxiety and Fear
Date: March 21, 2023
Time: 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

When supporting someone living with dementia do you ever wonder, “How did we get here?”  In this session Dementia Educator, Heather Comstock, MSc., will explore anxiety and fear as predecessors to anger. Heather will be joined by a person living with dementia who will discuss the feeling of anxiety and fear as well as supportive techniques to deal with these emotions. In addition, Heather will offer effective strategies to defuse escalating situations.

Registration fee: $35 | Click here to register.

Dementia: Anger and De-Escalation
Date: April 4, 2023
Time: 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

Dementia educator, Heather Comstock, MSc., will discuss anger as a secondary emotion that is fueled by other emotions, and its importance to help persons living with dementia manage emotions. Heather will be joined by a person living with dementia who will share the challenge of managing emotions, especially anger. Learn techniques that will enhance your de-escalation skills and help prevent adverse situations.

Registration fee: $35 | Click here to register.

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