MENTAL HEAlth america of the midsouth
caregiver support program

Just the Facts;
Joining the Journey of Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregiving

Helping professionals provide family caregivers with valuable information on navigating the journey of Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Live Event
Thursday | February 23rd
8:45 AM - 4:00 PM CT

Apex Community Center
204 West Main St
Waverly, TN

Lunch Included!

6 Credit Hours*

*Six Continuing Education Credits for Professionals Approved for: Social Workers, Counselors, Nurses, Psychologists (Level II), and Assisted Living Administrators 

Note: In the event of inclement weather attendees with be notified of any changes.

For Grievances & Accommodation Requests Please Contact the Education Manager, Sarah


Course Objectives


Better prepare professionals working in the medical and mental health field to assist non-medical caregivers in their duties, creating better outcomes for their loved one with Alzheimer and other dementias.


Implement techniques to increase effective communication skills and reduce frustration between the caregiver and the person living with dementia


Build redirection tools and activities for family caregivers to effectively redirect an unwanted or unsafe behavior to a safe and appropriate behavior for that individual without unnecessary conflict. 


Understand the importance of caring for the caregiver and provide resources, exercises, and tips to combat caregiver stress and burnout for better health outcomes from both sides of the caregiver relationship. 


Caregiver Support Program Coordinator
Mental Health America of the MidSouth
Certified Dementia Specialist
Certified Mental Health First Aide Trainer
ABOUT lynn
Lynn Wood has spent the last 20 years working with older adults and their families experiencing life after an Alzheimer’s or dementia diagnosis.  She found herself working with families during an emotional time in their lives, trying to make urgent, long-term care decisions for a loved one. This is where Lynn found value in her work and she continued this path working in assisted living memory care settings. The effects of being a caregiver and it’s impact on the family unit as a whole is a passion for Lynn. In October 2018, she joined Mental Health America of the MidSouth as the Caregiver Support Coordinator. She is a certified Dementia Specialist with PAC (Positive Approach to Care) and member of the NCCDP (National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners). Although Lynn loves presenting to the community her number one focus and passion is meeting one on one with families and caring for the caregiver.