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Dementia and Keeping the Faith

A workshop for faith community nurses, health ministers, clergy and students to learn about Alzheimer’s disease assessment and care. Programs to keep those with dementia and their caregivers connected to their faith community also will be discussed. Health ministry teams are invited to bring church members who are caring for loved ones with dementia.

Saturday, March 1, 2014
8:30 a.m. • Registration and light breakfast
9 a.m. to noon • Program

Norton Healthcare Pavilion
Cranmer Auditorium (lower level)
315 E. Broadway

Nursing contact hours available

Register now for this free workshop or for more information call (502) 629-1234.


8:30 a.m.                     Registration

9 a.m.                          Opening Prayer, Introduction
                                    Pat Welsh, R.N., MSN, FCN
                                    Health Ministries Coordinator
                                    Norton Healthcare Office of Church and Health Ministries

9:15 a.m.                     Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease - Memory and Ministry           

Benjamin T. Mast, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Vice-Chair
Psychological & Brain Sciences
Associate Clinical Professor, Family & Geriatric Medicine
University of Louisville

10:15 a.m.                   Break

10:30 a.m.                   Care for the Caregiver– Models of Ministry     

Karen M Robinson Ph.D., PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Gerontology Professor
Executive Director, Caregivers Program of Research
University of Louisville School of Nursing

11:15 a.m.                   Dementia in Our Community – Resources for Care and Support
                                    Bari Lewis, MA
                                    Director, Community Outreach
                                    Alzheimer’s Association Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter

11:30 a.m.                   Unique Alzheimer’s Ministries               
Walnut Street Baptist Church – Donna Mitchell, R.N. FCN
Trinity United Methodist Church  – Gib Kinney

11:45 a.m.                   Questions, Evaluation

Noon                            Dismissal


At the completion of this dementia workshop, the participants will be able to:

  1. Define dementia.
  2. Discuss how to provide a dignified assessment for a person with dementia.
  3. Describe how memory strengths and weaknesses impact Alzheimer's ministry.
  4. List the positive and negative aspects of caregiving.
  5. Review at least two models of caregiver ministry.
  6. Name three dementia resources for caregivers to turn to provide support for a love one.
  7. Identify two reasons why a network of resources is crucial to mind, body and spiritual health.
  8. Name two examples of Alzheimer’s ministries which enable caregivers to remain connected to their faith communities.

Continuing Education Credit:

Approved by Kentucky Board of Nursing for 2.7 contact hours, expiration December 2016,    KBN #4-0181-12-16-132.  Participants must attend the entire course and complete the evaluation to receive contact hours.  Sponsors reserve the right to substitute speakers with equivalent credentials.

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