Caregiving for Persons Living with Dementia Trainings and Workshops

Current Spring Workshops

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Important Issues Related to Medications and Memory Loss in Older Adults
Presenter: Valisa Saunders, MN, APRN, GNP-BC

Friday, April 16, 2-21
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Working Together to Empower and Protect Persons Living with Dementia

Catholic Charities Hawaii Circle of Care for Dementia presented their Zoom workshop series: Working Together to Empower and Protect Persons Living with Dementia. This was a 4-part series on legal Issues surrounding dementia. The first two sessions featured National legal expert, David Godfrey, J.D., a Senior Attorney with the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging, Washington D.C., addressing important legal and ethical issues of concern for persons living with dementia. The third session featured James H. Pietsch, a Professor of Law and Director of the University of Hawai’i Elder Law Program (UHELP) addressing balancing autonomy and self-determination with best interests and protection. The fourth session featured Tracey S. Wiltgen, J.D., Executive Director of the Mediation Center of the Pacific, addressing difficult conversations, preventing and resolving family conflict when caring for a family member with dementia. This was beneficial for anyone providing social, legal or healthcare services for older people, or anyone concerned about planning or caring for someone at risk for or with cognitive impairment.


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

Wednesday, January 20, 10-11:30am
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PART 2: Adult Abuse – Risks for Persons Living with Dementia
Presenter: David Godfrey, J.D., American Bar Association, Commission on Law and Aging

Wednesday, February 3, 10-11:30am
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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)

Wednesday, February 10, 10-11:30am
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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)

Friday, March 19, 10-11:30am
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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

Wednesday, February 17, 10-11:30am
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Winter 2020 Zoom Workshop Series:
Geriatrician Perspectives on Dementia, Caregiving, and Brain Health

Our presenters were Dr. Kamal Masaki, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Geriatric Medicine at John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) at U.H., and Aida Wen, MD, Associate Professor also in the Dept. of Geriatric Medicine at JABSOM. Please see the attached flyer for their bios and more information.


SESSION 1: Wednesday, November 18
10:30am-12:00pm

Healthy Brain Aging and Dementia
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SESSION 2: Tuesday, November 24
10:00am-11:30am

Non-Medication Strategies for Dementia Behaviors
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SESSION 3: Thursday, December 3
10:00am-11:30am

Principles of Medication Use in Older People
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Fact Sheet

SESSION 4: Tuesday, December 10
10:00am-11:30am

The Three D’s: Dementia, Delirium, and Depression: Knowing the Difference
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Positive Approach to Dementia Care
Workshop Series

The Positive Approach to Care (PAC) Workshop was offered via Zoom in September through November. The curriculum was developed by nationally renowned occupational trainer and dementia specialist Teepa Snow.

Dorothy Colby is a Certified Positive Approach to CareTM Trainer and national Mentor, with more than 20 years of professional and personal experience caring for people with dementia. She is Director of Community Engagement for Hale Kuʻike Memory Care Home at Nuʻuanu, Bayside & Pali locations.

Positive Approach to Care seminars, developed by dementia advocate and Occupational Therapist Teepa Snow, provided essential information for families and professional care partners on how to have a positive and meaningful relationship with loved ones living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia throughout their journey.


Special added Session on November 10, 2020
Advance Care Planning and Dementia
Speakers: Hope Young, Kokua Mau; Dorothy Colby, PAC Trainer

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This Special Session covered Advance Care Planning and who benefits from it; what is an Advance Directive and who needs it?; how Conversations about what matters guide decision-making for loved ones; POLST and who needs one; Palliative Care; when to call Hospice; what is Dysphagia? (swallowing difficulty); and how does Dysphagia affect people living with dementia.


SESSION 1: Thursday, September 3
Normal vs. Not Normal Aging – Understanding the Difference
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SESSION 2: Thursday, September 10
GEMS, More Than Just Loss – Dementia Progression Patterns
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Poster


SESSION 3: Thursday, October 1
It’s All in Your Approach – Making Positive Connections
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SESSION 4: Thursday, October 15
Challenging Behaviors: Recognizing Unmet Needs Slides and Handout
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SESSION 5: Thursday, November 5
End of Life Care & Letting Go – Providing Care in the Final Stages of Dementia
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SESSION 6: Thursday, November 12
Dining with Dementia – Techniques to Bring Joy to the Table
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Special added Session on November 10, 2020
Advance Care Planning and Dementia
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2020 Zoom Educational Series

Connecting the Dots: Your Alzheimer’s Association – Hawaii

The Alzheimer’s Association® is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research in the world. VISION: A world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia. TM MISSION: The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia – by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.


SESSION 1: Wednesday, July 29
Getting Acquainted
Presenter: LJ R. Duenas, Executive Director
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Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementias
Presenter: Tonya Hammond-Tullis, M.A.C., Program Specialist, Oahu
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Alzheimers Association Programs and Support Groups
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SESSION 2: Wednesday, August 19
The Ten Warning Signs
Presenter: Steve Tam, former Director of Development; Volunteer Sponsorship Chair for Oahu Walk to End Alzheimer’s; Former Caregiver
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SESSION 3: Wednesday, September 9
Dementia-Related Behaviors
Presenter: Tonya Hammond-Tullis, M.A.C., Program Specialist, Oahu
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SESSION 4: Wednesday, September 30
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body
Presenter: Christine Spencer, Maui County Regional Coordinator
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SESSION 5: Wednesday, October 21
Advancing the Science and Public Policy: Updates to Research and Our Work in Advocacy
Presenter: Claire Day, Chief Program Officer, Alzheimer’s Association N. California and N. Nevada Chapter
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Presenter: Ian Ross, Public Policy and Advocacy Manager, Alzheimer’s Association – Hawaii
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Supported in part by grant No. 90ADPI0011-01-00 from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy. The grant was awarded to Catholic Charities Hawaii for the Alzheimer’s Disease Program Initiative.