Current Workshops

What’s the Difference Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia?

Presenter: Dr. Jason Karlawish

2022 Workshops

Challenging Dementia Behaviours, Depression & Dementia

Presenter: Dr. Aida Wen

Identifying and Managing a Dementia Behavior Crisis

Presenter: Dr. Aida Wen

Hazards of Hospitalization for Persons with Dementia

Presenter: Kamal Masaki, MD

Activities in Dementia Care: Filling the Day with Meaningful Engagement

Presenter: Dorothy Colby, PAC Trainer

Mental Health and Healing for Dementia Caregivers

Presenter: Mestisa C. Gass, PsyD

Can a Person with Dementia Live Alone?

Presenter: Michael Splaine

Challenging Situations In Dementia Care: Putting Together the Pieces of the Puzzle

Presenter: Dorothy Colby, PAC Trainer

Archived 2020-2021 Dementia Workshop Videos

Diagnosing Dementia: Why it Matters, How it's Done and How it Can Help

Presenter: Terry R. Barclay, PhD

The Benefits of Hospice & Palliative Care for Persons with Advanced Dementia

Presenter: Emma Grote, MD, Medical Director, Navian Hawaii

Introduction to Geriatrics: Age-Friendly Health systems at the 4 Ms

Presenter: Kamal Masaki, MD

Recognition and Treatment of Behavioral Symptoms in Older Adults, with a Focus on Depression and Dementia

Presenter: Brett Lu, MD, PhD

Important Issues Related to Medications and Memory Loss in Older Adults

Presenter: Valisa Saunders, MN, APRN, GNP-BC

Working Together To Empower and Protect Persons Living with Dementia

PART 1: Using Decision Supports to Engage and Empower Persons Living with Dementia

Presenter: David Godfrey, J.D., American Bar Association, Commission on Law and Aging

PART 2: Adult Abuse – Risks for Persons Living with Dementia

Presenter: David Godfrey, J.D., American Bar Association, Commission on Law and Aging

PART 3, SESSION 1: Balancing Autonomy and Self-Determination with Best Interests and Protection for Persons Living with Dementia

Presenter: James H. Pietsch, J.D. – Professor of Law and Director of the University of Hawai’i Elder Law Program (UHELP)

PART 3, SESSION 2: Balancing Autonomy and Self-Determination with Best Interests and Protection for Persons Living with Dementia

Presenter: James H. Pietsch, J.D. – Professor of Law and Director of the University of Hawai’i Elder Law Program (UHELP)

PART 4: Engaging in Difficult Conversations, Preventing and Resolving Family Conflict when Caring for a Family Member with Dementia

Presenter: Tracey S. Wiltgen, J.D. – Executive Director of the Mediation Center of the Pacific

Winter 2020 Zoom Workshop Series: Geriatrician Perspectives on Dementia, Caregiving, and Brain Health

Session 1: Healthy Brain Aging and Dementia

Presenters: Kamal Masak, MD and Aida Wen, MD

Session 2: Non-Medication Strategies for Dementia Behaviors

Presenters: Kamal Masak, MD and Aida Wen, MD

Session 3: Principles of Medication Use in Older People

Presenters: Kamal Masak, MD and Aida Wen, MD

Session 4: The Three D’s: Dementia, Delirium, and Depression: Knowing the Difference

Presenters: Kamal Masak, MD and Aida Wen, MD

Positive Approach to Dementia Care Workshop Series

Session 1: Normal vs. Not Normal Aging – Understanding the Difference

Presenter: Dorothy Colby, PAC Trainer

Session 2: GEMS, More Than Just Loss – Dementia Progression Patterns

Presenter: Dorothy Colby, PAC Trainer

Session 3: It’s All in Your Approach – Making Positive Connections

Presenter: Dorothy Colby, PAC Trainer

Session 4: Challenging Behaviors: Recognizing Unmet Needs Slides and Handout

Presenter: Dorothy Colby, PAC Trainer

Session 5: End of Life Care & Letting Go – Providing Care in the Final Stages of Dementia

Presenter: Dorothy Colby, PAC Trainer

Session 6: Dining with Dementia – Techniques to Bring Joy to the Table

Presenter: Dorothy Colby, PAC Trainer

Special Added Session: Advance Care Planning and Dementia

Presenters: Dorothy Colby, PAC Trainer and Hope Young, Kokua Mau

2020 Zoom Educational Series Connecting the Dots: Your Alzheimer’s Association – Hawaii

Session 1

Presenters: LJ R. Duenas, Executive Director and Tonya Hammond-Tullis, M.A.C., Program Specialist, Oahu

Session 2

Presenters: Steve Tam, former Director of Development; Volunteer Sponsorship Chair for Oahu Walk to End Alzheimer's, Former Caregiver

Session 3

Presenter: Tonya Hammond-Tullis, M.A.C., Program Specialist, Oahu

Session 4

Presenter: Christine Spencer, Maui County Regional Coordinator

Session 5

Presenter: LJ R. Duenas, Executive Director and Ian Ross, Public Policy and Advocacy Manager

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