2020 Dementia Continuing Education Course in Richmond, VA

January 9, 2020

Dementia Defined

Tuesday, January 28th, 2019

5:30-6:00pm Registration
6:00-7:00pm Speaker
7:00-8:00pm Q & A and Networking

Plaza Azteca, 12020 W Broad Street, Henrico, VA 23233

Sponsored by BrightStar Care of Richmond and Caring Transitions (Senior Relocation, Downsizing, Estate Sales)


Tory Rogers is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, Certified Dementia Practitioner, and Certified Montessori Dementia Care Practitioner. She has worked as a CTRS for 15 years. Ms. Rogers has managed a Dementia Neighborhood at Cedarfield, a premier CCRC in Richmond, Virginia, during which time she was very closely involved with the needs of both those living with dementia, and their families, and she found a passion for educating.

Ms. Rogers is familiar with behavior management and modification, completed and taught classes on the characteristics of different types of dementia, and completed training on care planning and assessments. In 2019 Ms. Rogers opened Heart at Home Dementia Consulting LLC, with the goal of empowering caregivers through education, support, and tools to provide the highest quality of life for those living with dementia.


Dementia is a general term for any disease that causes a change in memory and/or thinking skills and is severe enough to impair a person’s daily functioning (Weill Institute for Neurosciences – UCSF). Although Alzheimer’s disease is often thought of as the most common form, it is not the only form of dementia. And, dementia is also not part of the normal aging process.

This course will look at the various types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, as well as some of the latest treatments and potential lifestyle changes, such as physical exercise and a healthy diet, that can be incorporated to reduce the risk of acquiring various forms of dementia. The course will also delve into the care of dementia patients and explore some of the latest research into dementia.

Attendees will learn to/about:

- The various types of dementia, including symptoms and risk factors for each
- Behaviors associated with dementia, what are those behaviors indicating, and how can they be responded to from the perspective of those providing care
- The status of some of the current research in dementia, what are we discovering
- Lifestyle changes that could have an impact on the chances of having some types of dementia


RSVP: Monday, January 27th, 2020
Mark Grasser at BrightStar Care of Richmond, 804-378-8686 or email: mark.grasser@brightstarcare.
1 CE Unit for Social Workers and Case Managers