Understanding Dementia in the Real World
This free seminar explores what dementia is and how to recognize it, the challenges a person with dementia, their family and caregivers may face, and practical tools and techniques to support those with dementia. Includes a virtual experience, using sensory modifications and role-playing activities to grasp what those with dementia face day-to-day.
Maryellen King is Director of Community Relations, Concord Park Senior Living.
Maryellen is an accomplished community outreach professional and experienced trainer, most recently using her talents promote assisted living and memory support options at Concord Park and to instruct the community’s public education programs for seniors and their families. Her current courses cover food choices that support brain health, Mild Cognitive Impairment and dementia awareness. She believes in destigmatizing memory loss and related afflictions and hopes that her awareness trainings will help forward the Dementia Friendly Communities Initiative across the state.
Maryellen also teaches:
Brain Healthy Cooking