For Professionals

Creating Better Days for People With Dementia: Practical Techniques for Professionals

Deborah Bier, PhD will present this informative workshop designed specifically for health care professionals working with individuals who have dementia.

The workshop will cover:

  • Culture change related to dementia and dementia care
  • How people with dementia have abilities, not just losses
  • Important person-centered dementia care best practices, including sample interventions for better hydration and sleep

Dr. Deborah Bier

Deborah Bier, PhD
Director of Special Populations for ComForcare Home Care

Deborah Bier, PhD, has a masters in counseling psychology and a doctorate in therapeutic counseling. In addition, Debbie has obtained the following credentials:

  • Certified Alzheimer’s Educator™ – National Certification Board for Alzheimer & Aging Care
  • Certified Dementia Practitioner® – National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners
  • Certified Dementia Care Partner – Dementia Care Professionals of America, a division of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

For Family Caregivers

Creating Better Days for People With Dementia: Practical Techniques for Family Caregivers

Deborah Bier, PhD will present this informative workshop designed specifically for family caregivers caring for a loved one who have dementia.

The workshop will cover:

  • Why challenging behavior can happen
  • Five methods to create better days:
    1. Focus on feelings
    2. Mind your emotional displays
    3. Respect personal preferences
    4. Make care person centered
    5. Improve communication skills
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