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The Birches Assisted Living Hosts Free Dementia Education Event with Dan Kuhn

Clarendon Hills, IL, March 18, 2016 --( On March 23, The Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills, Ill. is hosting a free dementia education event, which will include breakfast, a presentation by dementia expert Dan Kuhn and a tour of The Birches community.

The event titled “The New and Old Culture of Dementia Care” will provide a broader perspective on dementia that integrates the traditional medical model of the disease with a person-centered approach to dementia care.

“Dementia care has progressed so much over the years,” said Birches’ Director of Encore and Memory Care Services Katie Schaff Fagan, M.S.W., L.C.S.W. “When we provide person-centered care, we take into account the whole person, as well as different facets of their life. This means we treat those with dementia as people rather than patients and help them live the best lives possible.”

The presenter, Dan Kuhn, is a licensed clinical social worker and vice president of education at All Trust Home Care. Kuhn has been working on dementia care issues exclusively for nearly 30 years, during which time he authored books such as “Dementia Early Stage: First Steps for Family, Friends and Caregivers” and “The Art of Dementia Care.”

Dan Kuhn’s presentation “The New and Old Culture of Dementia Care” is free and open to the public. Nurses, social workers and licensed clinical professional counselors can receive one continuing education credit for their attendance.

The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at The Birches Assisted Living located at 215 55th St. Clarendon Hills. Registration and breakfast will occur from 8 to 8:30 a.m. and the presentation and tours will occur from 8:30 o 9:30 a.m. To R.S.V.P., contact Katie Schaff Fagan at 630-570-6175630-570-6175 or

The Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills offers professional services to support the physical, social, intellectual and spiritual growth of the older adults who make it their home. The Birches offers purposeful programming and activities designed to promote a healthy aging lifestyle and a strong sense of community. For more information about The Birches, call 630-789-1135630-789-1135 or visit:
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