Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

Practical Adaptations for an Alzheimer Friendly Environment

This session is intended for Caregivers, Professionals

The living environment surrounding a person with Alzheimer’s disease can have a significant impact on their behaviors.  In this conference we will cover the physical adjustments of a person living with dementia’s environment while keeping in mind that they are unique with their own personal history, preferences and experiences.

We will discuss:

  • Where to begin – Understanding the changes that can occur with Alzheimer’s disease
  • Designing a successful Action Plan
  • Ways to adapt the environment
  • Tips to enhance mobility and safety
  • Finding a balance – autonomy vs. safety

A question period with follow the presentation.

  1. Teresa E. Anuza B.A., M.A. – Cognitive Psychology Coordinator – Educational Services Coordonnatrice – Services Éducatifs Alzheimer Society of Montreal With a professional background that encompasses the development of social and community projects in both the public and private sector, Teresa Anuza is currently the Coordinator of Educational Services at the Alzheimer Society of Montreal where she is responsible for the development and delivery of conferences for the public and for institutes of higher learning as well as training workshops for the professional health care community. She has represented the Society on numerous occasions at professional speaking engagements and community and media events. In addition, Ms. Anuza is responsible for the training of staff and volunteers for programs such as the Speaker’s Bureau and for raising the awareness of local security forces on safety issues and Alzheimer’s disease and the MedicAlert ® program. Ms. Anuza also continues to provide counselling for caregivers in an individual or support group setting.

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