SPECIAL GUEST: Susan Kohler, MSCCCSLP, created a How-To-Book with the needs of the caregiver in mind. In this amazing and helpful book you will gain knowledge and insight on topics such as:
• What’s So Important About Communication
• The Deterioration of Communication Skills in the Progression of Dementia and What
To Do About It
• Communication Strengths of Persons with Alzheimer’s and Dementia
• Communicating Strategies
• Activities You Can Do
• Troubleshooting Difficult Behavior
• Understanding Your Role
• Where To Go For Help
Susan is a licensed/certified Speech-Language Pathologist, dedicating time as a researcher at UCLA, hospitals and nursing homes, focusing on communication issues between family and professional caregivers and the frail elderly.
SPECIAL GUEST: Fredericka E. Waugh. She is the African (peoples of African descent) Outreach and Public Policy Coordinator for an 18 county service area that includes, Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware. The Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter is an alliance of family members and professionals dedicated to helping people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their families through education, advocacy and support.