NEWS | October 23, 2017

UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center hosts caregiver workshop Nov. 4

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.)

The UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center will host a caregiver workshop on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at the UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th St., Sacramento.

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The event will be moderated by Ladson Hinton, professor and director of Geriatric Psychiatry at UC Davis. The speakers include Linda Teri, professor, Department of Psychosocial and Community Health at the School of Nursing, University of Washington; Nancy Schier Anselmo, professor of gerontology at California State University, Sacramento; and Terri Harvath, executive associate dean at the UC Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. 

Teri’s presentation, “When caring is not enough: Combining science with compassion,” will provide an overview for caring with persons with dementia, including specific techniques proven to be the most effective. The audience will learn about Teri’s approach to care, which combines the best clinical and research knowledge to alleviate behavioral problems while targeting improved physical function to minimize the fragility of Alzheimer’s patients that often leads to increased disability. 

Through her research, Teri has developed and tested systematic strategies for training caregivers and health care staff in appropriate problem solving and behavior management approaches. She empowers caregivers by teaching them skills that enable them to minimize problems and improve quality of life for both the dementia patient and themselves. 

Among her accomplishments, Teri received the Gerontological Society of America’s Lawton Award and the Alzheimer’s Association Million Dollar Pioneer Award. She has more than 350 publications, 50 NIH-funded grants, and has strong collaborations with national and international programs. 

The UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center aims to advance the understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias by conducting basic and clinical research including clinical trials, clinical evaluations, community outreach and education, professional education and research training. The Alzheimer’s Disease Center facilitates collaboration between researchers, clinical staff, administrators and support staff to further its mission.

Reservations are required for this event. Call 916-734-5728 for more information.

 

For press inquiries, contact Dorsey Griffith at 916-734-9118 or dgriffith@ucdavis.com.

 


 

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