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St. Louis Center Seminars

St. Louis Center is proud to announce that it will be providing periodic presentations covering topics of interest to our community.

The first presentation will be:

Helpful Tools for Those Caring for Someone with Dementia

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 7:00 pm

In this FREE webinar, learn about how using Montessori-based methods can help improve care and quality of life for those with dementia.

The webinar is open to anyone caring for an individual with dementia. Attendance is free, but registration is required.

Download pdf of event brochure.

What you'll learn:

HelpingCare.jpgWhether the dementia patient you are caring for has intellectual and developmental disabilities or not, these helpful techniques will give you the tools to help improve interactions with your loved one.

St. Louis Center has worked with Dr. Cameron Camp and the Center for Applied Research in Dementia to develop Montessori Inspired Lifestyles(R). this method harnesses the Montessori concepts typically used with preschool children of hands-on interaction, self-guided discovery, and fostering independence. applying these concepts to interactions with those experiencing memory loss helps provide them with greater autonomy, self-direction and satisfaction, helping improve their quality of life, reduce frustration and improve cooperation.

In this one-hour webinar, you'll learn specific and easy to implement techniques that can be used with anyone with dementia.


Deana-Fisher.jpgDEANA FISHER, LMSW, became the COO of St. Louis Center in March 2017 following a career of working in Wayne County and the City of Detroit. She previously served as Director of the Children's Center in Detroit where she supervised foster care, licensing and the Young Adult Program. She also gained valuable experience at the Lula Bell Stewart Center, the Children's Aid Society, Families First, the Northeast Guidance Center, and the Wayne Center in Detroit. She has a B.A. in Social Work from Alma College and an MSW from Wayne State University. She is trained as an instructor for the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices. She is also a CARF peer surveyor.

Who can attend:

Open to anyone caring for an individual with dementia. The webinar is free, but registration is required.

Register to attend by submitting the form below.