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Shining a Light on Dementia
April 4, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pmFree
Presented by Huffington Foundation
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
This presentation will focus primarily on early stage memory loss and the strategies for navigating the journey.
In collaboration with Amazing Place
1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and Clinical Psychologist.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning. Due to video filming, late attendees will be asked to view the presentation in the Green Room.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
For the three past years, Sally has been serving as the Health Services Director for Amazing Place. In this role, she provides health assessments for the Participants, medication administration, health education for both Amazing Place staff and Participants, and caregiver consultations. Her favorite activity is having morning coffee with the Participants discussing current events and reviewing the day’s programs. Prior to joining Amazing Place, Sally worked as a research nurse at the UT Health School of Nursing Center on Aging. She served as a Nurse Interventionist on an in home stroke study for stroke survivors and their spousal caregivers. She has given numerous presentations on a wide variety of older adult topics for both nursing professional and community caregivers. Sally received her BSN from DePauw University in Indiana and her Master’s in Mental Health Nursing from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. She is very happy to be working at Amazing Place with the Participants and families.
Brianna Garrison is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker serving in the role of Family Services Director at the Amazing Place of Houston. Ms. Garrison obtained her Bachelor of Science from Texas Tech University and her Masters of Social Work from the University of Houston. She also maintains a graduate level certificate in Health Disparities. During graduate school, Ms. Garrison was a Clara B. Smith Social Work fellow at the University of Texas MD Anderson. Ms. Garrison’s full-time position at Amazing Place and her work in the community has afforded her the opportunity to focus primarily on geriatric patients and their caregivers. She continues to lead support groups and psycho-educational courses focusing on caregivers. Her work has been highly visible at both local and national conferences including podium, poster and Departmental professional development presentations.