Education Conferences

Charles Evans Lecture on the Art & Science of Caregiving Click here to visit our upcoming event. Past events 2016 A Conversation with David Hyde Pierce & David Shenk: “The Forgetting” 15 Years Later Visit Page > CaringKind Annual Meeting 2016 Traumatic Brain Injury: Prevention, Treatment, and the Consequences Visit Page > [...]

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Understanding Dementia for Professionals

This educational seminar provides an opportunity for professionals to learn about Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, and how to apply this information to their profession. After attending this course, social workers and health care professionals who are new to the field of dementia, will be able to: Explain how dementia manifests and progresses Recognize common symptoms throughout the progression of Alzheimer’s disease Apply strategies to engage a person with dementia Identify CaringKind resources available for individuals and families affected by dementia This course is offered [...]

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Support Group Leader Training

Support Group Leader Training Workshops meet three times a year and are open to health care professionals and former caregivers who are interested in leading caregiver or early stage groups. This intensive, 4 day training opportunity incorporates both didactic material with experiential group learning and includes a medical overview, interviews with early stage patients and family caregivers, an overview of services offered by us, as well as lectures and articles about group theory and techniques for group leadership. Upcoming dates coming soon. CaringKind SW CPE is recognized by the New York [...]

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Family Caregiver Workshop

A ten hour workshop, which focuses on a person-centered care approach, is conducted in a supportive and nonjudgmental environment. The training is offered at a variety of times in order to accommodate diverse schedules of Caregivers. This interactive educational program is designed to improve the quality of life of the Caregiver and the Person With Dementia. Topics covered include: Understanding Dementia Effective Communication (Verbal and Non-Verbal) Strategies All Behaviors Have Meaning Safety in the Home Caring for the Caregiver Designing Strength-Based Activities. These meetings are ONLY f [...]

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Monthly Education Meeting

Monday, May 216:00 pm - 8:00 pm Topic: (FTD) Frontotemporal Degeneration: The Dementia No One Knows About Speakers: Dr Edward Huey, (Psychiatry/Neurology) Jill Goldman, MS (Genetic Counselor), Columbia University Symptoms & Behaviors of FTD How FTD differs from Alzheimer’s disease Genetics of FTD Register: please call our 24-hour Helpline (646) 744-2900. Monday, June 116:00 pm - 8:00 pm Topic: Communication and Dementia Speakers: Amy Torres, Director of Training, CaringKind Discover strategies for effective communication Learn how communication changes in all stages Explore verbal and vi [...]

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