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April Chapter Meeting - Organizing for Dementia

  • Thursday, April 20, 2017
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 21100 Haggerty Road, Northville Township, MI 48167

How to Organize Your Client's Home for Health and Safety When Dementia Rules the House

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When someone you know develops dementia the world they once knew begins to change dramatically.  Keeping them safe and functioning at their highest cognitive level, while not destroying the primary caregiver's home and lifestyle, is a skill set a well-versed professional organizer should posses.  

During this presentation you will learn:

1.  To understand dementia related behaviors and what to do to alleviate or eliminate harm to your client.

2.  Dozens of specific recommendations you can make or specific tasks you can implement that will directly affect your client's safety and cognition. (Concrete solutions to implement in the home.)

3. Understand the reasons behind your recommendations. (Providing education for the family thus reducing familial stress.)

If you have specific questions or scenarios you would liked addressed during this presentation, please forward them to Terri Closs.

About the Presenter

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Terri Closs: Chapter Member, NAPO MI Librarian, NAPO Awards and Nomination Committee and owner of As You Wish Organizing, LLC. Terri worked at Macomb Family Services and Home Helpers for 14 1/2 years to provide seniors with caregivers, volunteers, contacts and services to meet their most basic home and health needs. Terri will be teaching us about the natural links between the home health care industry and home organization.

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