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First Responder

NCCDP - First Responder Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Seminar

NCCDP's Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care for First Responders

January 30th, 2020 | 7:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

$190 Registration Fee

Instructor: Tammy Pozerycki

Course: PRDV 6087P | CRN: 31456

Center for Professional Studies Classroom, 150B Main Street, Fitchburg MA

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*Register By January 23rd, 2020

First Responder agencies across the country are increasingly receiving calls from older adults who are confused “searching for a child,” “asking to go home,” or “reporting a robbery.” There is an increase in calls from caregivers because their loved ones have wandered away from the safety of their home or institution. There is also an increase in 911 calls made by facilities who are caring for people living with dementia.  First Responders often find themselves unsure of how to respond to a person with dementia. They must be prepared to handle the challenges facing people with dementia as the number of people living with dementia is ever-growing. In order to be prepared for these challenges, all First Responders should have comprehensive training in Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia.

Seminar Agenda

Each participant receives:

  • Certificate of Attendance
  • 4 hours of Continuing Education Credit approved through OEMS (for Basic, Advanced, & Paramedic)
  • Student Notebook and pen
     

*OPTIONAL:  if you would like to receive your certification as CFR-DT there is an additional cost of $75.00. In the student handout notebook, a CFR-DT application is provided. You will have 30 days to submit your application to NCCDP. Once you are issued a CFR-DT certification, you will need to renew every two years online.

Portrait of Tammy Pozerycki

Tammy Pozerycki  is the owner, educator, and consultant of Alternatives in Alzheimer's Care, LLC, a specialized dementia training and consulting business.  She has been in the field of healthcare for 24 years working with families, caregivers, healthcare professionals, and people living with dementia. Tammy is the founder of the specialized Pleasantries Adult Day program.  She formed the first Memory Cafe in Massachusetts in 2011, called Create A Better Day Cafe. Tammy has her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. Her credentials include, Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer, Certified First Responder Dementia Trainer, Certified Dementia Practitioner, and Certified Online Training Professional. 

For More information contact us at:
Center for Professional Studies
Email:
cps@fitchburgstate.edu
Phone: (978) 665-3636
Fax: (978) 665-3639