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Alzheimer’s virtual training on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm presented by Chris Petrik, RN, BSN, with Elderwerks Educational Services.

Register now! FREE: 1.5 CEUs for LSW/LCSW, LPC/LCPC


A new IDPH requirement, HB 158, Public Act 102-004, for dementia training. Attend this virtual presentation to meet the requirement. Chris Petrik will discuss the signs, symptoms, diagnosis criteria, and assessments for Alzheimer’s disease and other types of Dementia. Attendees will learn the most common forms of Dementia, how they are treated, effective communication strategies for engaging with a person living with Dementia.


Define mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, and other dementias.

Understand how Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias (ADRD) affect a person.

How ADRDs are assessed and diagnosed.

Changes in communication related to ADRDs.

Effective strategies to communicate and care for a Person Living with Dementia (PLWD).

Behaviors, the why’s and how’s of management.

Dementia Reality Master Trainer & Director of Education:

Chris Petrik comes to Elderwerks with over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry. From bedside nursing to education, Chris brings a cross section of experience. As past adjunct faculty at a local community college, Chris helped develop and implement curriculum. Holding positions of Director of Staff education and Resident wellness, Chris soon learned her passion surrounded the arena of education of Dementia, and became a certified dementia educator so that staff could learn about the disease, leading to a more positive interactions between staff and the person living with dementia.

In Chris’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Russ and her seven grandchildren who fondly call her “GiGi”.


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