In this webinar, speaker Molly Fogel will review the different types of relationships that may be present in the life of an individual living with dementia. A review of family dynamics and exploration of how to identify and assess these dynamics will be explored.
Utilizing a motivational interviewing technique, we explore different ways the care partner can work with families, understand their emotions and feelings, and effectively communicate with them to ensure meaningful living and quality of life is achieved for both the individual living with the illness and the family member.
- Understanding relationships and family dynamics
- Exploring the variety of ways dementia related illness can impact the family unit
- Explore communication strategies to reduce barriers within family unit
About the Speaker
Molly Fogel, LCSW
Director of Educational and Social Services
Alzheimer's Foundation of America
Molly Fogel, LCSW is the Director of Educational and Social Services at the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA). In the field for ten years, Molly has spent her career working to educate and improve best practices within organizations, focusing on improving clinical skills in all staff, despite their background, and ensuring the community served is provided the opportunity to improve overall health and wellness, emotionally, mentally, & physically. In her current position, Molly is able to work with a dynamic interdisciplinary team providing education, resources, and support to individuals living with dementia, their families and care professionals.
Molly received her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from American University in Washington DC, and went on for her Master’s in Social Work from New York University. Molly finds her most rewarding work has been teaching professionals and paraprofessional staff clinical techniques to improve the quality of services being provided within the populations they serve.