Ensign Services is the proud sponsor of the Dementia Capable Care Foundations Course to be held November 10, 2012. This Foundation course will be held in Santa Rosa, California at the Courtyard Marriott and provides participants with a common framework about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD), a best-abilities perspective, dementia stages, behavior management, and care techniques to promote the best ability to function and person-centered care. Material is presented in a lecture format with small group activities to apply principles learned.  Gina Tucker-Roghi, MHS, OTR/L and Therapy Resource for Northern Pioneers, will be the lecturer for this course.   Gina is a certified Dementia Care Specialist Instructor for the Dementia Capable Care Foundations Course.  She received her B.S in Occupational Therapy from San Jose State University in 1992 and later earned a Masters of Health Science degree from the University of Indianapolis in 2004.  In her many years of experience, Gina has specialized in geriatric practice and has extensive experience in the evaluation and treatment of persons with dementia.  As a Therapy Resource, she now uses this experience to train other therapists in assessments and treatment approaches to facilitate the best ability to function in persons with dementia.

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