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This short video will cover some basic safety issues about dementia and wandering.
Why do people wander? People wander for all different reasons, maybe they are bored, maybe they want to go for a walk, or maybe they think they must be somewhere. In any case, wandering can be a major safety concern for someone with Dementia/ Alzheimer’s. Not all people with a cognitive disorder wander, but many do. You always want to make sure someone is safe even if they have never wandered before. We know this is an ever-changing disease and wandering behavior can occur at any time even if it has never occurred in the past. We provide instructions and suggestions to caregivers on how to manage a variety of challenges and difficult behaviors presented by someone who has a cognitive disorder. Caring for someone who has dementia is one of the most challenging and complicated experiences a person will encounter.
Alyse November is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Master’s Degree in Social Work from Adelphi University, N.Y. and is credentialed by the Academy of Certified Social Workers. Alyse is the founder of Different Like Me, a company with a staff of over 30 professionals providing psychotherapy, psychoeducational testing, cognitive rehabilitation, social skills and life skills. As a licensed clinical social worker, Alyse has been providing psychotherapy to individuals across the life spectrum. A substantial portion of her practice has focused on addressing challenges faced by adults, seniors, families and children. Some of the issues include, aging, chronic illness, divorce, relationships, parenting, special needs, end of life issues, dementia, caregiving, educational challenges, anxiety and depression.
Alyse has created and implemented a bullying prevention program accredited by the Palm Beach County Department of Safe Schools. She then transformed the children’s bullying program into a senior bullying program focusing on bullying issues in 55 and over communities.
Alyse is a published author and a national speaker and presenter. She is also a Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, parenting coordinator and is a collaboratively trained facilitator. She is the Palm Beach Chapter President/Chair for the National Association of Social Workers and has recently begun supervising social work students from FAU. Alyse is on the board of Florida’s Voice on Developmental Disabilities and National Association of Divorce Professionals. Alyse is currently enrolled in a PhD program and expects to receive her degree in 2020.
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