Dementia Training for Social Workers

The NASW NH Committee on Aging is pleased to present a lunch & learn opportunity March 30th from noon – 1:30.

Dementia: It’s More Than Just a Memory Issue
Anne Marie Olsen-Hayward, LICSW, CDP
This workshop has been approved for 1.5 CEUs under NH NASW authorization # 3395

This training will focus on the global impact of a person with a dementia diagnosis. Basic facts regarding Alzheimer’s and other dementias will be discussed, along with the impact of cognitive losses across the spectrum of the disease process. The session will cover the importance of dealing with the emotional truth when communicating with confusion and a basic introduction to understanding and interpreting behavior. Barriers to early diagnosis and the role of therapy and support across the continuum of care will be addressed as well.

Learning Objectives

  • Broaden the participants understanding of what it means to live with a dementia diagnosis
  • Highlight the impact a dementia trained provider has on early diagnosis and patient and families ability to adjust to losses over time
  • Expand participants view of their potential role and approach when dealing with patients and families living with dementia

About the Presenter

Anne Marie Olsen-Hayward, LICSW, CDP Anne Marie brings 14 years experience working in the inpatient and outpatient settings with geriatric patients. She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and currently teaches the Savvy Caregiver course for caregivers with loved ones with dementia. Anne Marie is on the NASW NH Chapter Board and a proud member of NASW.


Participants can join us at

Frisbee Education Center, Frisbee Hospital, 11 Whitehall Road, Rochester

OR the NASW NH office, 4 Chenell Drive, Concord

OR virtually via Zoom. If you are joining via Zoom, a link will be sent to you prior to the 30th.

This workshop has been approved for 1.5 CEUs under NH NASW authorization # 3395

This lunch & learn is free and open to all, but registration is required.  NASW Members can receive CEUs for free, non-members can purchase CEUs for $25

Questions? Email Lynn at