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Dementia Friends

When:
Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 3:00 PM until 4:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Videoconference information will be provided in an email once registration is complete.
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Nadia Mercer
(202) 658-5958 (p)
Category:
Age Well
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
No Fee

Learn how to become a dementia friend and turn your new understanding of dementia into a practical action that can help someone living in your community.

AFTER PARTICIPATING IN A DEMENTIA FRIENDS SESSION, PARTICIPANTS CAN:
• Describe dementia and know the most common type of dementia
• State the five key messages about dementia
• Explain one approach to effectively communicate with a person with dementia
• Commit to an action as a Dementia Friend in your community


Speaker: Jessica Fredericksen is the Director of Brain Health at Goodwin Living. Since joining Goodwin Living over three years ago, in additional to leading brain training and programmatic efforts within the organization, she has led the introduction and integration of the StrongerMemory brain health program with nearly 200 organizational partners impacting over 25,000 people across the United States. Jessica holds a Masters of Social Work with a Gerontology concentration from Washington University in St. Louis. Jessica also served in management and organizational support roles in the assisted living field. Jessica uses her talents and passion to help educate and innovate in the area of brain health and dementia support. She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and Trainer. Beyond work, Jessica enjoys caring for her dog and volunteering at Lost Dog Animal Rescue of brain health and dementia support.