☷Wisconsin s Dementia Care Specialist Program A Statewide Effort to Support People Living with Dementia Their Family Caregivers and Their Communities
Administration for Community Living ( By Press Release office)
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Wednesday , May 25 , 2022 1:00 - 2:00 PM ETWEBINAR REGISTRATIONThe Wisconsin Dementia Care Specialist Program serves individuals , families , and their communities as part of county - based aging and disability resource centers . The program assists agencies in becoming dementia capable , acts as a catalyst for dementia - friendly communities , and supports individuals living with dementia and their families to live at home in the community . Presenters will discuss how the program started and how it evolved to become a statewide effort . Participants will be able to:Describe community - based memory screening as a part of the program . Explain the three pillars of the program . Propose planning and action items to state and local decision makers based upon the program’s framework , in part or as a whole . Presenters:Kristen Felten , MSW , APSW , is the dementia specialist for the Office on Aging at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services , where she created the Dementia Care Specialist Program . Carrie Molke , MS , is director of the Bureau of Aging and Disability Resources in the Wisconsin Department of Health Services . If you have questions , please contact Sari Shuman . Funded by ACL , NADRC provides support to ACL and its grantees to implement evidence - based interventions and innovative practices that empower and assist caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders .
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