Trinity will be offering a seminar discussing aspects of dementia on Saturday, February 11, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Ozinga Chapel Grand Lobby.
The seminar, “Portrait of Dementia: Helping People Live Well,” is an interactive seminar designed to provide insights into the diagnosis, experience, and progression of dementia. It will also include explanations of early warning signs and types of dementia, with a special focus on Alzheimer’s disease.
The seminar will also discuss practical ways in which the church community can support both individuals and caregivers dealing with dementia, including social and communication adaptations.
About the Presenters
Both Linda Schutt ’98 and Pam Bult will speak at the seminar. Schutt, vice president of education at Providence Life Services Research & Education Institute, has held many different positions in her 30 years as a nurse in long-term care and staff education.
Bult is an educator in the Providence Research and Education Institute and leads the social services team at Providence Life Services.
Both Schutt and Bult have received advanced education in dementia care from Rush University. They have also taught workshops and developed educational material for staff members who work in a dementia specialty unit.
The event is hosted by The Church Connection Initiative at Trinity, Christian Service Ministries, and Providence Life Services.