Sixth Annual Interfaith Workshop for Chaplains and Other Clergy
Cultural and Religious Sensitivity in Dementia Care
Creating Spiritual Connections: Ministering to Persons with Dementia
Jed A. Levine, Executive Vice President, Director, Programs and Services, Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter will update chaplains on new diagnostic guidelines, potential pathways to new treatments, and new resources for persons living with dementia and their families.
Stephen G. Post, Ph.D. , Professor of Preventive Medicine and Founding Director (2008) of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics at Stony Brook University School of Medicine will address the issues of selfhood and finding hope and meaning in ministering to the deeply forgetful.
Dan Cohen, MSW, the founding Executive Director of Music & Memory, will help chaplains understand the power of personalized music in connecting with those with all levels of dementia. Mr. Cohen will report and demonstrate the success of his innovative iPod Project that is improving the quality of life for elders in nursing homes and other long term care settings across the country and the world.
Nancy Lee Hendley, MFA, and Alejandro Berti, BA Dementia Care Trainers at the Alzheimer’s Association, NYC Chapter will explore a variety of ways to communicate, connect, and engage with persons with dementia. In this interactive session they will help chaplains understand the world of a person with dementia in a deeply personal way and demonstrate effective methods to reach those in long term care settings.
Alzheimer’s Association, NYC Chapter
360 Lexington Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10017
There is no fee for participating in this workshop, which was made possible, in part, by a generous grant from The Helen Matchett DeMario Foundation, Inc. and the Herman Goldman Foundation.
For more information about HealthCare Chaplaincy, please visit www.healthcarechaplaincy.org.