Intended Audience:

Extension Agents, Childcare Providers, Teachers, Librarians, and Activity Directors at nursing care facilities, assisted living and memory care centers, or anyone interested in using storybooks to help children and families understand Alzheimer’s disease.

Speakers:

  • Vicki Schmall, Professor Emeritus in Gerontology, Oregon State University Extension will present an overview of Alzheimer’s disease and how it affects children and families.
  • Jennifer Munter, MSU Graduate Student in Health and Human Develop will explain how using storybooks depicting children’s experiences with Alzheimer’s disease can help children and families cope with the changing symptoms of the disease.  She will also provide information to help participants teach, model, and implement recommended practices when reading stories about Alzheimer’s to children.
  • Marsha Goetting, MSU Extension Family Economics Specialist will focus on Resources from the ADEAR Center, National Institute on Aging and the Alzheimer’s Association.

Participants will: 

  • Be eligible to receive up to one free storybook written about Alzheimer’s disease if they register and attend the training.
  • Receive educational resources about Alzheimer’s disease to distribute in your community.
  • Learn how they can be eligible to receive additional free storybooks about Alzheimer’s Disease

Librarians & Teachers:

This training qualifies for 3 hours of library certification credits through the Montana State Library, as well as 3 hours of OPI credit.

Childcare providers: 

This training qualifies for 3 licensing credits through Child Care Connections.