Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
South College Parkside Campus Auditorium
400 Goody’s Lane, Knoxville, TN 37922
About the Presentation
Caregivers often sacrifice taking care of themselves because they feel it is selfish to take time away from their loved one to attend to their own needs. This workshop will equip you to do both. Caregivers will learn strategies for successful Alzheimer’s communication as well as practical tips for self-care. They will leave with a toolkit of ideas for interpreting behaviors and managing caregiver stress. Join us as we learn that self –care isn’t self-ish, it is essential!
About the Speaker:
Cheryl Blanchard , LMSW, CPLC is a licensed social worker, Certified Professional Life coach, Dementia Care Consultant and Dementia Trainer. She joined the Alzheimer’s Tennessee staff last year as a Program Specialist. She has worked with seniors throughout Tennessee for several years as a social worker, geriatric care manager, and dementia educator. Cheryl developed a dementia care protocol for home health agencies and has a passion for serving those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
Cheryl believes that dementia impacts the entire family and focuses on educating and supporting caregivers throughout the disease process. She provides stage by stage guidance and emotional support and assists families with making difficult decisions.
As a dementia care consultant, she brings needed services to the patient’s home so that the patient and family can be evaluated and served in familiar surroundings. She is also skilled in providing cognitive stimulation therapy to those with dementia.
Sponsored by the ETHRA / East Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability, Alzheimer's Tennessee and South College School of Pharmacy.