Adult Caregivers Employee Resource Group: Brain Functioning and Cognitive Impairment/Alzheimer’s Disease

Date: Thu, 04/28/2022

In this session you will gain a deeper understanding of basic brain functioning of the client with Cognitive Impairment/Alzheimer’s Disease. How to successfully navigate the journey of your new role assignment as caregiver; how to decrease burn out and ways to handle the various moods that may occur. This session will also discuss ways to handle the progression of the disease, and what to expect over the long haul.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the basic brain functioning of individuals with Cognitive Impairment/Alzheimer’s Disease.
  2. Understand how to navigate becoming a caregiver.
  3. Understand how to navigate the various moods and feelings that come with being a caregiver.

About the Speaker: Dr. Edna Rose

Edna Rose headshot

Dr. Edna Rose is a Nurse, Researcher, and Social Worker with the University of Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, and Adjunct Professor at Eastern Michigan University and Washtenaw Community College in the School of Nursing.  She is a member of the Michigan Dementia Coalition Speakers Bureau.  Her areas of expertise include Alzheimer’s disease, movement disorders and other memory related diagnoses; Social factors associated with the higher incidence of Alzheimer’s disease in the African American population; caregiver support, community and church responsibilities.