Normal and Not Normal Aging; Understanding the Difference

May 17, 2019 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Columbia Community Mental Health
58646 McNulty Way
St Helens, OR 97051
$10/co-op member, $25/non-member. (check or money order payable to 'Columbia Community Mental Health (CCMH).')
Kasi Dunning

Assigned Host:

Columbia Community Mental Health (CCMH)


Shelly Edwards, PAC Certified Instructor


  • What’s the difference between “normal” aging versus “not normal” aging related to various cognitive functions?
  • Learn how to describe the five sensory input and processing systems, highlighting the dominant role of vision, and the major differences between protective and discriminating sensation in each
  • What is the impact of changing sensory awareness and processing as dementia progresses?
  • Come learn how to develop better observational skills to recognize and intervene effectively when behavioral challenges occur. Lastly, come learn some new skills related to approach, cuing, and ability to connect with people affected by dementia
  • The workshop emphasizes the value of matching helping behaviors to the person’s needs and retained abilities to promote a sense of control and self-direction. The workshop will also address typical issues that occur from early stages of the condition, through mid-disease, and into the final care concerns that are part of the progression

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