Helping families care for their senior loved ones
Beth A. D. Nolan, Ph.D., is director of research, grants and policy for Positive Approach™ to Care (PAC), a training and advocacy organization offering techniques used by professionals and families working or living with dementia or other brain changes.
Dr. Nolan received her Ph.D. in applied gerontology from the University of Kansas, holds master’s degrees in Human Development and Applied Behavior Analysis, and completed her post-doctoral training in geriatric psychiatry at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA. She is formerly an Assistant Professor of Public Health and the Senior Associate Director for the Evaluation Institute at the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health.
8 a.m.: Check in & Registration
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Class
“Moving from Caregiver to Care Partner”
• Meeting Unmet Needs
• Basic Brain Functions
• Communication Changes
“Journey of Dementia”
• Understanding the Progression through Teepa Snow’s Gems Model
• How to Find Moments of Joy
• Dignity Shines in Letting Go