Intervention Strategies for Dementia in Persons with Serious Mental Illness and Other Disorders - Detroit

April 18, 2018 - Wyndham Garden Sterling Heights

Event Details: 

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Presented by: Shelly Weaverdyck, PhD. - Shelly has specialized in geriatric cognition and dementia since 1973. As consultant for a variety of academic, long-term care, and mental health settings internationally, nationally and locally in Michigan and Northwest Ohio, she advises administration and staff regarding cognitive impairment intervention and program planning, and conducts staff training and environmental evaluations. She was formerly the Director of the Alzheimer’s Education and Research Program at Eastern Michigan University and the Dementia Specialist at the University of Michigan Turner Geriatric Clinic.

Objectives: Participants will be able to:

  1. Review effects of brain changes in dementia on cognition, functioning, and behaviors.

  2. Review interventions effective with three types of dementia: Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB), Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD)

  3. Describe communication strategies presented in seminar

  4. Describe environmental interventions presented in seminar

  5. Identify visuospatial interventions presented in seminar

  6. Identify four factors to address with interventions

Social Work: The Community Mental Health Association of Michigan (CMHAM) (Formerly Michigan Association of CMH Boards), provider #1140, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program.  CMHAM maintains responsibility for the program.  ASWB Approval Period: 11/10/16-11/10/19. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6.0 Clinical Continuing Education Clock Hours.  Course Delivery Method: Face-to-Face seminar.

Substance Abuse: The Community Mental Health Association of Michigan is approved by the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP) to sponsor educational training for professional certification. CMHAM maintains the responsibility for the program and content. Substance abuse professionals participating in this training will receive 6 (Related) contact hours.

$35.00 registration fee includes breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack.


Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, through the Community Mental Health Association of Michigan, has provided funding for this initiative through Federal Community Mental Health Block Grant.


There will be an opportunity for each participant to complete an evaluation of the conference and the instructor.  If you have any issues with the way in which this conference was conducted or other problems, you may note that on your evaluation of the conference or you may contact CMHAM at 517-374-6848 or through our website at for resolution.

Cancellations must be received in writing at least 10 business days prior to the conference for a full refund less a $10 administrative fee.  If cancellation is received less than 10 business days prior to the training, no refund will be given and the full charge will be incurred. Substitutions are permitted at any time.

Severe Weather Policy: Trainings will take place as scheduled and we will not be able to refund training fees. In the event of severe weather, please check the website for scheduling delays and event updates.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Wyndham Garden Sterling Heights
34911 Van Dyke
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
Overnight Accommodations available for $75/night plus tax for April 17, 2018. Click this link to make your reservation: Deadline to make reservation: March 30, 2018