Event: Jun 21, 2017
People with early dementia often face enormous challenges in coping with their condition, yet they typically receive no personalized education or support following the diagnosis. This model of care consultation empowers people to understand and come to terms with the illness while also learning to manage and make healthy adaptations to it. With the rapid increase in people diagnosed with early memory impairment--and demand for better support services--this model provides essential tools to become an integral partner in a process that helps people adjust to the many changes in their lives and to live fully.
This integrated KTE webinar event is brought to you by brainXchange in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Canada
and the Canadian Consortium of Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA)
Suzette received her Bachelor’s degree from the College of Charleston, and her Master’s in Clinical Counseling from The Citadel. She worked as an individual, marriage, and family counselor for several years before entering the field of geriatrics in 1993. She has worked in a variety of settings with older adults: nursing homes, assisted living facilities, rehabilitation facilities, and inpatient geriatric psychiatric units. Suzette has been with the Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter for eleven years and is the Programs Director for the Atlanta region.