Individuals with dementia are often misunderstood. Breaking Down the Real Language of Dementia offers a detailed summary of what someone with memory loss is trying to express, approaches to better communication, and additional options, such as the use of cannabis, especially when traditional medicine doesn’t work. Your speakers today are leading experts and innovators in the area of dementia training and hands-on interventions They will offer you detailed options and solutions with methods so simple you will create effective change immediately with your own clients. Additional knowledge can enhance your learning experience from the Elevating Quality of Life With Activities As Medicine presentation.
Breaking Down the Real Language of Dementia
Sue is a registered nurse with a bachelor’s degree in nursing from UCLA and 30 years of nursing experience. She is also a member of the American Cannabis Nurses Association.
In an effort to help her mother manage her severe osteoarthritis pain, she has educated herself on the therapeutic use of cannabis medicine. By attending classes and conferences. Now she is an educator and consultant to provide medical cannabis seminars and personalized guidance for those seeking to use cannabis and CBD as their medicine to treat pain, anxiety, sleep disturbances, cancer treatment side effects, autoimmune conditions and more. Sue is based in Pasadena, CA and has given medical cannabis talks to various senior centers, churches and other interested groups in the area. She is available for one-on-one consultations or to speak to a group on the emerging medical understanding of cannabis.
Leandra is an accomplished trainer and director for memory care services in one of Southern California’s finest senior care communities. She started her career in the arts and performed as a musician for years. After her exposure to dementia she gravitated her efforts on learning how she could better understand improving the quality of life for those with memory loss.
Her ability to entertain developed into a gift to train and elevate other senior professionals to uncover their own talents on how to engage with love, care and understanding. She shares that difficult behaviors with memory loss are only an expression of a need. Leandra’s compassion and ability to translate dementia behavior into an easily understood language makes her a treasure for all who encounter her. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts with a Minor in Music from Chapman University, along with extensive training as an Independent Certified Trainer on the Accomplished Level.
Mary has over a decade of experience in healthcare. While physicians and nurses provide medical recommendations, Mary understands the other side of health care-the confusing maze of health care options and unknowns. She has extensive knowledge in acute care hospitalization, Gero-psychiatric issues, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, hospice, assisted living and other senior care options. A noted speaker and adviser, Mary has provided expert services to a wide variety of seniors in every economic category. Her ability to accurately pinpoint and guide families as they deal with emotional life changing events gives Mary unparalleled insights.