Keeping Faith in Mind  

Keeping Faith in Mind
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Seventh Annual Interfaith Workshop for Chaplains and Other Clergy
Addressing Spiritual Distress in Dementia Care



Jed A. Levine, Executive Vice President, Director Programs and Services, Alzheimer’s Association, NYC Chapter will help chaplains understand the symptoms and progression of the disease, and provide an update on research, policy and resources.

Ann Wyatt, Project Coordinator, Palliative Care for Advanced Dementia (PCAD) Project, Alzheimer’s Association, NYC Chapter will provide an update and overview of this innovative project bringing palliative care for persons with advanced dementia, and the organizational adaptations necessary to implement them in three NYC nursing homes.

Nancy Lee Hendley and Lauren Volkmer, Dementia Care Trainers at the Alzheimer’s Association, NYC Chapter will provide practical tips and tools to connect with persons with dementia, using a variety of sensory, creative arts and communication techniques.

The Rev. Christine V. Davies, of HealthCare Chaplaincy Network and Manager, Chaplaincy Services, Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Associate Supervisor, NYU Langone Medical Center will lead a discussion about the emotional world of family caregivers and the spiritual dilemmas that arise and ways of addressing these.

Jim Siegel, Executive Vice President, Health Care Chaplaincy Network will provide an update on new information and initiatives to enhance spiritual care across settings.

Alzheimer’s Association, NYC Chapter
The Dorene Scolnic Training Center
360 Lexington Avenue, 3rd Floor
(between 40 & 41 Streets)
New York, NY 10017

Linda Centeno
(646) 744–2923


There is no fee to attend and participate in this workshop, which was made possible, in part, by a generous grant from
The Herman Goldman Foundation.

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