Selected List Of Recent Presentations

  • HOT TOPICS AND COMMON CHALLENGES CARE PARTNERS FACE
    A 1 hour panel discussion for family members and professionals on how to manage the unique challenges encountered by those who care for people with dementia.
    Sponsored by LeadingAge DC; Ingelside at King Farm, Rockville, MD. December 15, 2017.
  • WHAT SOCIAL WORKERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
    A 3 hour CEU program for social workers providing a comprehensive overview of Alzheimer’s Disease including treatment interventions and community resources.
    Sponsored by the Social Work Professional Development Group; NIH Clinical Center, Bethesda, MD. June 7, 2017.
  • USE IT OR LOSE IT: STRATEGIES TO MAINTAIN A HEALTHY BRAIN
    A 1 1/2 hour discussion on ways to maintain and improve cognitive health.
    Sponsored by Lifelong Learning Institute; Montgomery College, Gaithersburg Business Training Center, Gaithersburg, MD. Ingelside at King Farm, Rockville, MD. December 15, 2016.
  • GET MOVING: THE AMAZING BENEFITS OF EXERCISE
    A 1 hour community education program about the benefits of exercise for maintaining and improving cognitive, emotional and physical health, and recommendations on how to exercise to improve your overall health.
    People’s Community Baptist Church, Silver Spring, MD. April 20, 2016.
  • CAREGIVING STRATEGIES: COMMUNICATION AND THE DANGERS OF DENIAL
    Part of the speaker series “What If It’s Dementia? A Free Educational Series for Families.”
    Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, MD. November 9, 2015.
  • USE IT OR LOSE IT: STRATEGIES TO MAINTAIN A HEALTHY BRAIN
    A 1 hour community education program on how the brain works, the changes that occur in our brain as a consequence of normal aging, and strategies to maintain and improve cognitive health.
    Sponsored by Brooke Grove Retirement Center
    Rockville Senior Center, Rockville, MD. October 1, 2015.
    People’s Community Baptist Church, Silver Spring, MD. October 7, 2015.
  • ASK THE EXPERT, YOU ARE NOT ALONE: COPING WITH EMOTIONAL DEMANDS OF CAREGIVING
    A 1 hour community education program discussed the emotional needs of care partners and identified effective coping strategies. Participants learned about resources to support them in their caregiving role.
    Olney Assisted Living, Olney, MD. November 12, 2014.
  • THERE’S A WHOLE LOT OF LIFE LEFT
    A 1 hour community presentation. (Sponsored by Arden Courts)A discussion for care partners of persons with dementia on how to keep their loved one engaged in meaningful activities throughout the course of the disease.
    Arden Courts, Potomac, MD. October 21, 2014.
    Arden Courts, Potomac, MD, August 15, 2012.
  • THE LONG GOODBYE: HELPING FAMILIES COPE WITH ANTICIPATORY GRIEF
    A 1 hour CE program discussing anticipatory grief, how it differs from conventional grief, how it is experienced by care partners, and how social workers can help care partners cope effectively.
    Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, Washington DC. September 22, 2014.
  • SURVIVING HOSPITALIZATION
    Part 1 of a two-part series titled “Survival Guide for the Hospital.”
    Part 2 featured Dr. Amy Schiffman discussing “Navigating the Hospital Emergency Room.”
    Arden Courts of Potomac, Potomac, MD. August 21, 2013.
  • MENTAL HEALTH AND SENIORS: MYTHS, REALITIES AND INTERVENTIONS
    A 3 hour education program for professionals working with seniors.
    Aspenwood Senior Living Community, Silver Spring, MD. June 6, 2103.
  • WHAT HAPPEND TO MY MEMORY AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
    A community education program on the differences between normal and age-associated memory loss, mild cognitive impairment and dementia. Included strategies on how to maintain and improve cognitive functioning.
    The Laurel Beltsville Senior Activity Center, Laurel, MD. May 16, 2013.
  • FAMILY CAREGIVER FORUM PANELIST
    Panelist at a public forum on the unique challenges of caring for older adults.
    American University’s School of International Service, Washington, DC. May 14, 2013.
    Sponsored by WAMU 88.5 and American Public Media.
  • INTIMACY AND DEMENTIA
    Panelist at a community program discussing the unique challenges of having an intimate relationship with people with dementia.
    Arden Courts of Kensington, Kensington, MD. Thursday, May 23, 2013.
  • LOSING OUR MINDS: A PUBLIC HEALTH EPIDEMIC
    A 3 hour CEU program for social workers sponsored by the Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Workers. A overview of dementia, Mild Cognitive Impairment and normal age-associated memory loss. Discussion of risk factors, prevention, current research directions, treatment interventions, community resources and ethical issues.
    Sunrise at McLean, McLean, VA. November 2, 2012.
  • A DEMENTIA TSUNAMI: AN EPIDEMIC
    2 hour CEU program for social workers providing a comprehensive overview of dementia and a discussion of treatment interventions with caregivers and persons with dementia.
    Arden Courts, Potomac, MD. September 11, 2012.
  • PSYCHOTHERAPY WITH OLDER ADULTS AND THEIR FAMILIES
    A 3 hour CEU program for social workers, psychologists and certified counselors on the unique challenges and issues that arise when providing psychotherapy to older adults and their families.
    Johns Hopkins University, Montgomery County Center, Rockville, MD. May 18, 2012.
  • UNDERSTANDING DEMENTIA
    1 hour community presentation. (Sponsored by Friends House) A presentation on differences between age-associated memory loss, Mild Cognitive Impairment and dementia. Included a description of the different types of dementia and the diagnostic workup, risk factors, prevention, treatment and research directions.
    Friends House, Sandy Spring, MD. February 29, 2012.
  • THE ROLE OF THE SUPPORT GROUP LEADER IN EARLY STAGE ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUPS
    1 ½ hour training. (Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association)A training session for support group leaders on how to facilitate a support group for people with early stage dementia and their care partners.
    Alzheimer’s Association of the National Capitol Area, Fairfax, VA. January 9, 2012.
  • LOSING OUR MINDS: A PUBLIC HEALTH EPIDEMIC
    3 hour CEU program for social workers. (Sponsored by the Greater Washington Society of Clinical Social Workers)A presentation on dementia and how it differs from depression and normal age-associated memory loss ,diagnosis, treatment, research, risk factors and prevention. Participants also learned about treatment considerations, therapeutic interventions and ethical issues.
    Easter Seals Intergenerational Adult Day Care, Silver Spring, MD. November 7, 2011.
  • COMMUNICATING WITH THE DEMENTIA POPULATION
    1 1/2 hour community presentation. (Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association and Arden Courts)A presentation for care partners of persons with dementia. Participants learned about communication problems throughout the disease and were given tips on how to communicate effectively with their loved ones.
    St. Raphael Catholic Church, Rockville, MD. August 10, 2011.
  • FORMS OF DEMENTIA
    2 hour community presentation. (Sponsored by Compassion and Choices)A comprehensive overview of the irreversible forms of dementia, including diagnosis, causes, treatment, prevention, research directions and the impact on the dementia family.
    Riderwood, Silver Spring, MD. January 24, 2011.
  • PROMOTING MENTAL HEALTH IN OLDER ADULTS
    2 hours of a 3 hour CEU program for case managers and social workers. (Sponsored by Home Therapy Services and Life Matters)A discussion of common mental health problems, the psychosocial factors that impact mental health and treatment interventions.
    Fox Hill, Bethesda, MD. April 7, 2010.
  • IS YOUR GLASS HALF EMPTY OR HALF FULL?
    1 hour community presentation. (Sponsored by the Classic Residence by Hyatt)A presentation on cognitive distortions and strategies for becoming a positive thinker.
    Classic Residence by Hyatt, Chevy Chase, MD. June 24, 2009.