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.
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8 a.m.: Check in & Registration
8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Class
Moving from Care Provider to Care Partner:Seeing Neurophysiological Changes Instead of Simply “Behaviors”
8:45a.m. - 10:30 a.m.:
• Meeting Unmet Needs with a Changing Cerebral Cortex
• Responding to Disease-Based Brain Functions
10:45 a.m. - Noon: Communication Techniques Used by Only the Best Mental Health Professionals
**45 min - Lunch Break**
12:45 p.m. - 2 p.m.: Journey of Dementia: Understanding the Progression through Teepa Snow’s GEMS® Model
2:15 p.m. - 4 p.m.:
• How to Find Moments of Joy Through Retained Skill Assessment
• Dignity Shines in Letting Go: Understanding End-of-Life Care
In this translational event: Nurses will gain from the professional clinical content; Families will be brought alongside the nurses’ learning. Everyone is welcome!
Helping families care for their senior loved ones