Many families try to deal with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care challenges while keeping loved ones at home. Wright State University, Hospice of Dayton and the Greater Dayton Mental Health Foundation are teaming up to offer a series of educational programs focused on practical techniques for home caregivers to improve quality of care for people with dementia, as well as reduce the stress on caregivers. The program is tailored to the needs of caregivers and there is no cost and no clinical credit attached.
The series offers monthly presentations led by Dr. Govind Bharwani, Co-Director of Ergonomics and Alzheimer’s Care at Wright State University (WSU) in Dayton, OH. Dr. Bharwani earned his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from WSU and has consulted for more than 100 organizations in the application of ergonomics and Alzheimer’s care. Dr. Bharwani has effectively applied the science of ergonomics and neuroscience research to improve the quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s in long-term care facilities across the nation. His innovative program called Behavior-Based Ergonomics Therapy (BBET) has received six national awards. Dr. Bharwani received the 2012 Leaders of Tomorrow Award from Long-Term Living magazine and the 2014 Public Service Award from the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA).
Each session addresses specific topics related to Alzheimer’s disease. For the schedule of presentations click here. Advance registration is required for each individual session. Registration is available by calling 937-256-9507, ext. 2237 or by visiting the website www.hospiceofdayton.org/Alzheimers.