Summit County Public Health and VGP Offer Dementia Webinar Community Training on May 5, 2021 “Behavioral Interventions: When Caring for Someone with Dementia”

Apr 30, 2021

Summit County Public Health and VGP

Offer Dementia Webinar Community Training on May 5, 2021

“Behavioral Interventions:  When Caring for Someone with Dementia”


Members of the community and all Volunteer Guardians

are invited to sign up today for this FREE webinar at:

Whether you are a guardian of someone diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias or you are a caregiver for someone with suspected or known dementia, behavioral issues can be difficult to address.  This comprehensive training will provide an overview of dementia, highlight common behavioral issues and cases, share interventions to reduce behavioral symptoms and provide resources to help guardians and caregivers.


As guardians, many of your wards have a dementia diagnosis.  Additionally, many of you are caregivers for loved ones experiencing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.  As an important stakeholder of the Volunteer Guardian Program, and through their commitment to seniors, Summit County Public Health is offering this free training to our guardians, as well as to the community at-large.

Go to the link above to register for this Eventbrite training session.  After registration, you will receive an email link to a form you will need to complete PRIOR to logging into the training. This pre-screening will include questions and demographic information. This pre-assessment form email will also include a log-in link to the virtual training on May 5th.

After the training, a link with a post-screening/evaluation will be sent to you via email.  All information you provide will help Summit County Public Health target quality services to seniors and adults in our community, including their valued support of the Volunteer Guardian Program 


Questions about this training or about how to sign up?

Call us at:  330-697-4044 or Email us at:


Note:  One (1) CEU has been approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Work and Marriage and Therapist Board (#RCS011804) for Counselor and Social Workers.  Nurses by Reciprocity. 


Learning Objectives:

       Identify different causes of dementia

       Understand the importance of timely detection and effective tools to identify dementia

       Recognize common behaviors among people with dementia

       Learn methods for analyzing behaviors of persons with dementia

       Determine causes of challenging behaviors

       Apply interventions to reduce behavioral symptoms

       Implement systematic, non-pharmacological approaches to manage behavioral symptoms

       List resources to help caregivers