Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia
Nov 6, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias gradually diminish a person’s ability to communicate. Communication with a person with these diseases requires patience, understanding, and good listening skills. Come learn the strategies that can help both you and the person affected understand each other better.
Guest Speaker: Kris Sortwell, MSW, CBIS
-Eastern Region Director of Education and Outreach, Alzheimer's Association Connecticut Chapter
The event will take place in the Maxson Room at Masonicare at Mystic.
RSVP by October 31st: 860-300-3624
About our guest speaker:
Kris Sortwell has a Master’s in Social Work, a BA in Psychology, is a certified Person-Centered Program Facilitator, and is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist. In addition, He’s a graduate of the Leadership Development Roundtable for emerging leaders in the non-profit sector. Chris has over 15 years’ experience in leadership positions in the non-profit, education, and human services fields. With 7 years of administrative board experience; 2 of which were the Chair of the Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Board of Connecticut. His 10 years of experience developing, managing, and providing professional trainings across multiple settings which include, but are not limited to; local colleges, conferences, and non-profit organizations, has given him a deep knowledge of this devastating disease.