Members and Guests- free. The day before the event, a confirmation email with additional details will be sent to all registered attendees.
Do you have a friend or family member with dementia for whom participation in daily activities has become more difficult? Please join us to learn strategies to help problem-solve why these challenges occur and most importantly, what you can do to best support the person with dementia. We will explore common triggers and ways to make simple modifications to a person’s environment and routine to increase participation and engagement. Additionally, we will cover how to best involve persons with dementia in joyful and meaningful activities you can enjoy together.
Presented by Karrie Stanley, Occupational Therapist and owner of Vitalize Home Therapy PLLC, providing home and community-based OT services funded through Medicare Part B. Karrie is passionate about her work with older adults and is excited to offer individualized therapy services without the barriers of more traditional healthcare models. She sees her role as a problem-solver and educator as she partners with older adults to navigate the challenges of aging in order to remain safely in the home of their choice with a lifestyle they find meaningful. Her areas of expertise include fall prevention, chronic disease self-management, community access and aging in place. Karrie has been an OT for 21 years and holds a Bachelor’s degree in OT and Master’s degree in Disability Studies and Social Policy and is certified in LSVT BIG for Parkinson’s disease. She lives in Chicago with her husband and two children and enjoys volunteering for the local food pantry delivering groceries on weekends and traveling on school breaks on a quest to visit all the National Parks.