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Knoxville Caring and Coping

Caring and Coping Caregiver Conference 

for families and professionals

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 

Rothchild Conference Center

8807 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37923

Registration: 7:45am • Welcome: 8:30am • Lunch • Ends at 3:30pm 

This Caring & Coping caregiver workshop is designed to help family members, loved ones and professionals better care for those with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Participants learn skills and strategies to cope with the challenges of caregiving for dementia. 

Primary Educator

Eileen Poiley: Design for Dementia: Impacting Safety, Behaviors and Quality of Life:

Caregivers will learn how the home or community environment affects those living with dementia. Get tips on how to set up the living space to enhance your loved one's safety and quality of life. 

Caring and Coping Preview from Alzheimer's Tennessee on Vimeo.

Eileen Poiley, MS Eileen is the Director of Education at the University of South Florida Byrd Alzheimer’s Research Institute in Tampa, Florida. She has been a faculty member since 1987 and specializes in Alzheimer’s and aging. 

Participants will also learn about the latest Alzheimer's research, the medical aspects of dementia and legal issues important to those living with dementia as well as their families and caregivers. Click to Register for the Knoxville Caring & Coping Workshop Tuesday, March 12

The caregiver workshops offered throughout East Tennessee and the Cumberlands provide valuable and practical training for family care partners, volunteers and professional care providers who deal with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.  After the day-long sessions, participants should have the following:

  • A better understanding of the disease, its process, and available treatments
  • Practical tips for caring for an individual with dementia, while maintaining one’s own health and spirituality

The full-day training will include all handouts as well as a morning snack and lunch. Conference fees are $25 for family care partners and $45 for professional care partners (professional fee includes CEU’s for administrators of residential homes for the aged as well as assisted living facilities). 

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