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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Dec. 20, 2021) – Time spent with family over the holiday season can often uncover a need for more immediate care for loved ones showing signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. This can lead to many questions about what kind of care options, programs and resources are available.
That’s why in the new year, Trilogy Health Services and the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter are inviting anyone with dementia care questions to participate in a free lunch and learn event featuring renowned dementia care expert, David Troxel and Alzheimer’s Association Community Educator, Barbara Staats.
Attendees can join in-person or through a virtual webinar hosted on YouTube on Tuesday, January 4th, 2022 from 11:30a.m.-1p.m.
The Alzheimer’s Association estimates 6.2 million people of varying ages live with Alzheimer’s within the United States today. It is critical to understand best services available in providing comfort, normalcy, and hope for both those inflicted with Alzheimer’s and those providing care.
Join in conversation with David Troxel—founder of the Best Friends™ Approach—to learn more about enhancing and changing the lives of individuals living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Barbara Staats, Community Educator with the Alzheimer’s Association, will present on the topic of Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior.
Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Reception: 11:30 a.m.
Program/Webinar: Noon-1 p.m.
Lunch and Learn in-person: 6100 Dutchman’s Lane, Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40205
Boxed lunch provided by Trilogy Health Service’s culinary team
Livestream: YouTube Live Trilogy Health Services Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/TrilogyHealthService/featured
To attend in-person OR online, please register here or by calling the Alzheimer’s Association at 502-451-4266. All in-person attendees are required to be fully vaccinated.
About David Troxel
While working at the University of Kentucky Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, David Troxel and Virginia Bell developed the Best Friends™ Approach based on their combined research and experiences with family members, caregivers and persons experiencing dementia. The approach suggests that one of the most imperative needs of a person with dementia is a “Best Friend”—a friend, professional or loved one that understands their situation, is dedicated to making them feel safe, secure, and valued, and remains a loving and positive reinforcement within their daily life.
Troxel was the founding Executive Director of the Lexington/Bluegrass Alzheimer’s Association and now lives and works in Sacramento, California, where he provides consultation on dementia care best practices to organizations and continues his work as a writer and teacher. He also serves as a consultant for Trilogy Health Services in Louisville and its BFF dementia care program, which has adopted the Best Friends™ Approach.
Through the BFF program at Trilogy Memory Care communities, caregivers not only provide clinical care, but the emotional connection and support of a best friend. Trilogy employees remain committed to learning the life stories of their residents, communicating in ways that generate both verbal and non-verbal connection and use activities as a time to connect and enjoy one another’s company. Every member of the Trilogy team remains steadfast and passionate about advocating for the care, engagement, and rights of each resident, endorsing the Best Friends Dementia Bill of Rights as an integral part of their programming.
About Trilogy Health Services
Trilogy Health Services is an industry-leading operator of over 120 senior living communities throughout Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan. The company has the honor of providing over 10,000 seniors with world-class clinical support, innovative lifestyle programs, and a culture built on the tenets of servant leadership and hospitality. Trilogy employs over 14,000 team members, is a certified Great Place to Work, one of Glassdoor’s Top 100 Best Places to Work, and was named one of FORTUNE’s Best Places to Work in Aging Services. To learn more about Trilogy Health Services, visit www.trilogyhs.com. To learn about job opportunities, visit www.trilogyjobs.com
About the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter
The Alzheimer’s Association is a worldwide voluntary health organization dedicated to Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's and all other dementia®. Visit alz.org or call 800.272.3900.
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