February 27, 2012
Alzheimer's, dementia and assistive technology
by Sara Croft   |   2 Comments

Several times out of the year the INDATA Project coordinates trainings on assistive techology and various different subjects, such as low-tech options, augmentative and alternative communication, low-vision, education and many more. Join them on April 20 to learn how assistive technology can benefit those with alzheimer's or dementia. Register to attend via satellite or in-person at http://indataspring2012fulldaytraining.eventbrite.com/.


What: INDATA Full Day Training: Alzheimer's/Dementia and Assistive Technology

When: Friday April 20, 2012

Where: Easter Seals Crossroads, 4740 Kingsway Drive, 5th Floor Conference Room Indianapolis, IN 46205

Who should attend: Anyone interested in learning about Alzheimer's, Dementia and Assitive Technology that can assist those with Alzheimer's or Dementia. Therapists, social workers, Vocational Rehabilitation counselors, caregivers and family members can benefit from this training content.

Why: This FREE assistive technology training program will educate participants about the basics of Dementia/Alzheimer's which would include things such as: warning signs, managing the disease and communication with a person who has Alzheimer's/Dementia. We will have service providers discussing support services for folks with Alzheimer's/Dementia and services available to caregivers and family members. We will then show Assistive Technology that will help address the needs of those with Alzheimer's/Dementia.


8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Registration

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - Introduction and Welcome by Wade Wingler, Director of Assistive Technology at Easter Seals Crossroads

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Dementia/Alzheimer's Overview by Jamie Wilson at Dementia Services Group

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - CICOA services by Kate Kunk, RN and Caregiver Options Counselor at CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Alzheimer's Association services by Hazel Utley and Joanna Masse at Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter

11:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch Break (catered lunch is provided) and Vendor Booths

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Technology Update: New Products and Research to Help People with Dementia Age-in-Place by Steve Sutter at Createability INC.

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - Gerontechnology to help address Dementia/Alzheimer's by Emily Abel at Technology for Life Transitions

2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Wrap-up and answer any questions regarding the days training.

If you are registering as an online attendee, visit www.livestream.com/INDATA prior to the day of the training to prevent any technical difficulties the day of the event.

CEU's will be offered for this training. For more information visit www.aacinstitute.org. Please note that you will have to attend in person to qualify for CEU's.

For questions or accessibility information, contact Nikol Prieto at nprieto@eastersealscrossroads.org or 317.466.2013.


2 Responses
Joyce & John- Please feel free to view our training on your personal computer on April 20th starting at 9am. We will provide a lot of helpful information, resources and agency contact information that may help you find assistance for your daughter-in-law. If you are interested in viewing our training, please register here: http://indataspring2012fulldaytraining.eventbrite.com/
04.10.2012 Nikol Prieto
We are caregivers for our 60 year old daughter-in-law. She is still in our home and manageable however we are trying to make decisions about the future.
04.09.2012 Joyce & John Samples

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