Normal Aging versus Non-Normal Aging
How to identify non-normal cognitive challenges as well as impact of changing sensory awareness and processing as dementia progresses
Hosted by Resources for Seniors, Dementia Alliance of North Carolina, and Aware Senior Care
60-minute LIVE Webinar & Q and A. Recorded Webinar will also be available.
Wednesday, September 23rd at 11AM
Have you ever left your house arriving to your car without the keys? Been in a social situation talking to somebody and you have suddenly forgotten their name in mid-conversation? Lost your screwdriver while fixing something only to find it later in your mini fridge? Normal? Not
Normal? We all age and having some memory loss at times is perfectly normal. But, sometimes we may ask ourselves, “Are these memory loss events normal or an indicator of some form of dementia?”
This educational webinar, based on material from Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach® to Care Dementia Training, will:
- Compare and contrast normal aging versus not normal aging related to various cognitive functions.
- Describe the five sensory input and processing systems, highlighting the dominant role of vision, and the major differences between protective and discriminating sensation in each.
- Discuss the impact of changing sensory awareness and processing as dementia progresses.
This webinar will feature Teepa Snow Positive Approach® to Care Dementia Certified Trainer Gina Murray, RN, BSN and Director of Aware Senior Care and Melanie Bunn, Dementia Mentor, Coach and Consultant for Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach® to Care organization. The 45-minute webinar will conclude with an open Q and A session.
Gina Murray is the co-founder and director of Aware Senior Care, an award-winning in-home care agency in Cary, North Carolina. She is a registered nurse with more than 30 years in the field of gerontology. Gina recently achieved a certification in Teepa Snows Positive Approach to Care as a Dementia Trainer. In May of 2019, Gina was honored by the Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina with the Sherry Leigh Thomas Nurse of the Year Award.
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Melanie Bunn is a nurse, teacher, trainer, speaker, coach, consultant, support group facilitator, researcher, mom, daughter, and sister. She combines these roles with a love of travel and a fear of boredom to create a way of supporting herself and her family while improving the lives of people with living with dementia, their families, and other care partners. She is associated with Dementia Alliance of North Carolina (formerly known as Alzheimer’s North Carolina), Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to Care, Bunn Consulting, and Duke University School of Nursing.Read More about Melanie and the Teepa Snow Positive Approach to Care Organization.
We believe that everyone impacted by Dementia deserves the resources to have an optimal quality of life and hope until there is a world without Dementia. More than 170,000 people in North Carolina are impacted by all types of Dementia, including Alzheimer’s. The need is great to build a state of caring.
That’s why DA-NC provides CARE (Comfort, Assistance, Resources and Education) to caregivers, individuals, medical professionals and partners in North Carolina. Without DA-NC, there would be no local support organization based in NC. It is the only Dementia-focused organization based in North Carolina where 100 percent of donated funds remain in the state.