19th Annual Caregiver Education Online Conference Scheduled for March 8th

Wilson, North Carolina – February 17, 2022 – The 19th Annual Teacher Education Conference will be held online for participants on Tuesday, March 8th. The conference will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m.

The Gerontology Program at Barton College, the Alliance to Fight Dementia in North Carolina, the Upper Coastal Plain Aging Agency and the North Carolina Family Care Support Program have teamed up to present the conference.

Those wishing to participate must register at DementiaNC.org/Wilson2022. This online conference will be free for all educators, family members, students and stakeholders. The cost of professional educators is $ 15.

CEU for professionals will also be offered through the Dementia Alliance. Professionals wishing to attend the conference should contact Ashley Glover, District Agency for Aging, at 252-234-5984, or Lisa Levine, Alliance of Dementia, at 919-832-3732.

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The conference will feature three presentations, each lasting 45 minutes, time devoted to questions and answers. The first speaker will be Melanie Bunn, a dementia education specialist with the Dementia Alliance. The title of her presentation is, “How Do You Know You Need Help.” Boone has been a speaker at 17 of our conferences.

The second presenter will be Nicole Atkinson, head of the adult intervention team from the Wilson County Department of Social Services. Atkinson is a graduate of the gerontology program at Barton College, and the topic of her presentation is “Aging in My World.”

The third speaker at the conference will be Tyronda Whitaker, Regional Ombudsman for Long-Term Care of the Upper Coastal Plain Aging Agency. Whitaker’s presentation is called “Payment and Placement: The Long-Term Care Process.”

The Barton Conference and a series of educators ’conferences held throughout North Carolina owe their origins to the late Joseph D. Russell, MD. Lillian Hester McDaniel Russell, who cared for her husband Norman after his stroke and then deteriorating health. This year’s conference is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Joe Russell and his wife Sarah Ann Poole Russell, and to honoring all family caregivers. Special recognition has been given to the Russell family for supporting this conference since 2003.

The aim of the conference is to explore the different methods and strategies that educators can use to care for themselves and people with dementia, identify resources to help develop procedures and programs to meet their needs, and explore recent and current assessment, treatment, and care options. .

The conference will also be attended by various programs and services that offer virtual stands. These providers are an important part of this conference as they provide care options and resources for family caregivers. Suppliers wishing to attend should contact Ashley Glover at the District Agency for Aging, 252-234-5984.

For more information, please contact Dr. Stephen Fulks, Barton College Gerontology Program, at sfulks@barton.edu or 252-399-6570.


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