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Who benefits from our educational webinars?

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Web-Based, Virtual In-Service Trainings & Webinars

Prepared and Presented by: Angel C. Duncan, PhD Candidate, MA, MFT, ATR

All Sessions Approximately 1 Hour (can be extended) and Include Q&A


Trainings for

Memory Impairment, Autism, Developmental Challenges & Other Neurological Conditions

In-Services &
Staff Training


AARP Chapters, YMCA, Libraries, Rotaries, Kiwanis, Houses of Worship/Community Orgs

A:2 Taking Care of the Caregiver: Unburning the Candle at Both Ends

Preventing stress and recognizing positive mindsets by identifying conscious/unconscious societal stress factors and messages the brain receives daily (interactive, how-to topics)

Recommended for: Administrators, Nursing, Direct-Care/Certified Nursing Assistants/All Staff/Family Members

A:4 Memory Screening: How to Administer the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA)

Baseline Memory Screening Tool that teaches healthcare professionals about its effectiveness and how to administer it for memory screening

Social Workers, Home Care, Nursing, Direct Care Staff, Houses of Worship and Other Community Orgs

A:6 Effective Communication Strategies for Challenging Behaviors in Dementia Care: The ABC’s

Addressing common issues in dementia behaviors and learning strategic communication tips: the ABC communication model, case studies and more

(Group quizzes in handling diverse situations)

Nurses, Social Workers, Direct Care, Any Staff & Families

A:3 Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease: Facts, Figures and Future Outlook

Mapping out Alzheimer’s disease: learning what is normal memory loss vs. the warning signs, what Alzheimer’s disease is, diagnosing and treatment options, what the myths are and research outlook

Appropriate for Anyone including Administrators

A:5 Differential Dementia Diagnosis: Defining the Facts

Learning the various types of dementia, defining what dementia is, understanding the various signs and symptoms of dementia in addition to Alzheimer’s disease 



A:7 Lifestyles to a Better Brain: Reducing the Risk of Dementia

What are normal memory versus signs and symptoms of dementia? This training defines what dementia is, when to be concerned, research in lifestyle factors that can increase/decrease the risk of dementia and charting Blue Zones.

Anyone, Nursing, Direct Care/CNAs

A:8 Best Practices in Managing Depression in Geriatric Care Workshop

Ways to assess, document and manage geriatric depression: best practices (interactive, how-to topics) includes the Geriatric Depression Scale (short form version), case study vignettes and group quizzes in handling diverse situations

Nurses, Social Workers, Mental Health

A:10 Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT): The Four Modules

Learning about the four principals in DBT: Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance and Interpersonal Skills: applying theory into practice (interactive, handouts)


Social Workers & Other Mental Health Therapists

A:12 Engaging in Creativity Through Hospice Care

Learning about end-stage dementia with hands-on creative directives that work best for individuals, their families and hospice care staff, how to best support those with dementia at their end of life (handouts, directives)

Hospice Nursing, Activities, Spiritual Care

A:9 Holidays and Celebrations: The Do’s and Don'ts in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

How to effectively prepare special events for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias with a peace of mind (interactive)


Anyone, Dementia Care Activity Staff, Administrators

A:11 The Psychological Reactions of Art on the Aging Brain

Assessing the importance of art and science in dementia and mental health disorders in older adults: interventions in medical populations of psychiatry and dementia forms (interactive)


Anyone, Dementia Care Activity Staff, Administrators

A:13 Mindfulness Practice – Unwiring Societal Negativity  

Learning about Mindfulness practice, media and community messages that effect mental health, and ways to be more at peace (interactive)



A:14 How Art & Creativity Enriches Brain Health 

Since the beginning of time, humans were creating - from caveman drawings to the latest in neuroscience technology, science validates the importance of creativity on the brain. This interactive lecture shares the how and the why the arts are good for the brain.


A:15 Depression vs. Sadness: Emotional Differences

Learn what the differences are between depression and sadness, what are the signs and symptoms, when to be concerned, and ways of coping


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