CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Providing Services to People Living with Alzheimer's with Timothy J. Dickey. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 3:30pm Eastern/2:30pm Central/1:30pm Mountain/12:30pm Pacific.
Providing Services to People Living with Alzheimer's Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 3:30pm Eastern/2:30pm Central/1:30pm Mountain/12:30pm Pacific
Alzheimer’s disease affects more than 5 million Americans, is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States, and is predicted to spread even more rapidly as the Baby Boomers age. Yet libraries in many cases have been slow to consider how to specifically serve this growing population among our users and how to serve the even larger group of those caring for people with dementia.
In this 90-minute workshop, we will examine and evaluate library resources and programming ideas for serving the increasing number of adults who are either living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias or caring for those who do. We will cover the basics of Alzheimer’s and related dementias, including the variety of specific needs those living with the disease might bring to a library—medical, legal, financial, ethical, and emotional. We will evaluate traditional library information resources relating to those needs, consider a bibliography of fictional and memoir resources that explore the caregiving experience, and examine some innovative examples of adult programming dedicated to those living with Alzheimer’s.
After participating in this event, you will be able to:
- Understand the burgeoning growth of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias
- Articulate the impact of the disease on two major library user groups, sufferers and caregivers
- Survey the range of library resources available to assist patrons in these two user groups
- Evaluate innovative examples of library programming for dementia sufferers and their caregivers
About the Instructor
Timothy J. Dickey is an adult public service librarian with the nationally-acclaimed Columbus Metropolitan Libraries and a library science educator teaching reference, research methods, and library technology for the faculties of Kent State University and San José State University. Prior to these positions, he assisted Lynn Silipigni Connaway at the OCLC Office of Research, specializing in user studies and data mining research.
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