Click on a course name to see the course descriptions. On the day of the Summit, you can attend one class in each time slot. Locations of classes will be available day of Summit.
Jena Ivey Burkhart, PharmD, BCPS, CPP, Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner, UNC Medical Center, Geriatric Specialty Clinic
It is often hard to know safe over the counter medications to give to your loved ones; these medications can lead to serious harm and increased risk for side effects that may worsen dementia or increase risk for falls or other adverse effects. In this class we will discuss over the counter medications that are not safe to give your loved ones and why. You will learn the safest OTC options to give for common self-care issues.
HH Hunt/ Spring Arbor
The Virtual Dementia Tour® (VDT) is designed to build sensitivity and awareness in individuals caring for those with dementia. The VDT is a dementia simulation creating understanding of the physical and mental challenges faced by those with dementia. The tour will be offered in increments throughout each session time. Please sign up early to reserve a space.
Tricia McPherson, Relief Massage and Bodywork
To Begin – Set a Time for 5 minutes. Turn everything off. Sit quietly and breathe. Sound like a vacation? It can be and it can be for YOU! Join this session to learn how to calm the chaos in your mind.You will focus on breathe and learn that you are successful, even if you only meditate for one minute at a time, This class will involve meditation and we ask that you arrive on time so the session is not disrupted.
Yvetta Smith, Eastern Regional Director, NC Baptist Aging Ministry (NCBAM)
Discerning the primary love language of another and communicating in that language allows love and concern to be shown most fluently. In this interactive workshop based on principals from “The Five Love Languages” by Dr. Gary Chapman, participants will learn their own primary and secondary love languages. Participants will also learn ways that the principals from this book (appearing consistently on the NY Times best-sellers list since 1995) can be utilized to improve the care of aging adults in any setting.
Gretchen Napier, MSHA, CMC, Owner and CEO, LifeLinks and Meike Weist, MSW, Triangle Area President, LifeLinks
Rich Gwaltney, Community Engagement Representative, Transitions LifeCare
Join a panel of caregivers to hear their personal stories and how they have navigated caregiving. The session will include audience participation and networking with other caregivers.
Stephanie Bias North Carolina Senior Medicare Patrol (NCSMP) Program Coordinator, Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP), North Carolina Department of Insurance
Are you getting the most out of your Medicare benefits? Are you prepared to recieve you new Medicare card? Do you know the steps to take to ensure your new Medicare Beneficiary Identification Number is protected? Join us for a converstaion focusing on th eimportance of the 2018 benefits and changes to your Medicare indentifying informaition.