As a Center of Excellence for dementia care, we are dedicated to providing education for those who care for individuals living with dementia, so that your family member can get the support and comfort they need at this stage in life’s journey.
We’re offering a series of complimentary, informative online events featuring experts in dementia care. New videos will be released the first of each month from May – August. You will only need to register once. After registering, you will be notified via email when new videos are released. See event topics listed below.
Session 1 – Available May 1, 2021: Positive Benefits of Movement
Learn how movement can help your loved one! Featuring Trey Coffman, Assistant Administrator & Director of Lifestyle Engagement and Brittney Sarnese, Lifestyle Engagement Coordinator at Presbyterian SeniorCare Network.
Session 2 – Available June 1, 2021: Antioxidants and Super Foods
Learn about how a diet rich in antioxidants and superfoods can help keep Alzheimer’s at bay. Featuring Christy Drews, MS, RD, LDN, and Regional Director of Wellness and Clinical Nutrition Services at Cura Hospitality.
Session 3 – Available July 1, 2021: Hope for Helping a Person Living with Dementia Sleep Better
This session features experts Amy Kowinsky (Presbyterian SeniorCare Network) and Samantha DeMarco (UPMC) and will focus on the prevalence of and the why behind sleep problems for individuals living with dementia. They'll also share non-medication strategies that caregivers can implement.
Session 4 – Available August 1, 2021: Journey into Plant Medicine
Learn the history and science behind essential oils, and safe and effective ways to utilize them practically for full body wellbeing. Featuring Danyelle Sharps, Holistic Wellness Expert.