SMART Workshop – Persons living with Dementia, for Caregivers & Professionals

SMART Workshop – Persons living with Dementia, for Caregivers & Professionals

June 6, 2024 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
St Alphonsus Medical Center
1055 N Curtis Rd Boise
Kim Ouwehand
SMART Workshop - Persons living with Dementia, for Caregivers & Professionals @ St Alphonsus Medical Center

This workshop will be presented in English and in Person at the St. Alphonsus Medical Center 1055 North Curtis Road, Boise Idaho.

Registration is required.  No cost to attend with the generous sponsorship of many great organizations including: The Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Idaho, St. Alphonsus Health Systems, Enhabit Home Health and Hospice, Idaho Health Continuum of Care Alliance, Knockout Solutions, LaForte Therapy, and Molina Healthcare of Idaho.


Topic: Persons living with Dementia, for Caregivers & Professionals



  • Abhilash K. Desai. M.D.  Geriatric Psychiatrist – Saint Alphonsus Memory Center
  • Laura LaForte, L.C.S.W. Geriatric Mental Health Specialist – LaForte Therapy

Workshop Summary:  This workshop is not just a lecture but an interactive exploration of the many facets of understanding and providing care to persons with dementia. We aim to empower the person living with dementia, caregivers and care partners, as well as providers.  By helping in understanding behaviors related to dementia, developing strategies for effective partnership, and learning to embrace the journey through artistic expression, mindfulness, and compassion.

You can expect to hear some case study presentations coupled with new perspectives of understanding through written poetry and storytelling. We encourage you to think of your own experiences and, if comfortable, share your thoughts to foster shared support and discussion.

We can’t wait to see you!

About SMART workshops: Since its inception in 2014, SMART workshops have been dedicated to empowering caregiver providers, supporting family caregivers, and inspiring the caregiving experience. Our mission is to educate caregivers about current healthcare concerns and provide the necessary resources. Join us and be a part of this transformative journey.

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