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Ethically Handling End of Life Issues With Alzheimer’s and Dementia

REGISTRATION BEGINS 9 a.m.

Countless ethical dilemmas arise when dealing with patients at end stage of Alzheimer’s disease. What are the best practices when families are pursuing curative care when palliative care is called for? What happens when the patient does not have advance directives? How do you best communicate with the patient when speech and understanding are limited? This interactive and thought-provoking program will examine the gray areas of multidisciplinary healthcare ethics as they relate to death, dying and grief in working with a memory-impaired patient.

Speaker – Stephanie Goldstein, BSW, LBSW

A member of the Jenerations Speaker’s Bureau, Stephanie Goldstein also teaches Fundamentals of Caregiving: Caregiving 101 at Baltimore Community College. She works in care management with Ferretto Eldercare Consulting, supporting those living with dementia and the ones who care for them through case management, resource assistance and overall support. Her experience includes both working directly with patients and as a manager in mental health and long-term care for over 20 years. 

Approved for: 3 credit hours for SW, AL and CM Managers (NHA credentialing approved)
** SNOW DATE: March 16, 2019.

Continental Breakfast is provided. Space is limited.

Please RSVP to rclarke@thevillageatrockville.org  by March 1, 2019.