Register Now For The 2017 CACP Mid-Year Conference

January 26, 2017

Please login to your profile to ensure you get the member discount. The New Chiefs Orientation will take place Monday-Wednesday, Feb. 13-15, and the Mid-Year Conference will be Thursday and Friday, Feb. 16-17. 

Speaker In The Spotlight 

Kelley Horton

Kelley Horton is a Dementia Care Consultant and the Founder/President of Dementia Connections Coalition. Having assisted in the care of her grandmother who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, she entered the Aging industry. She has worked in a variety of areas including, ALF’s, SNF’s, ILF’s, Home Care and Hospice. 

As a certified Personal Historian, she has found that those with advanced dementia want to feel they matter, and still have value. Utilizing Person Centered Dementia Care® and Validation Therapy approaches, she is able to communicate and stay connected with those in the most advanced stages of the disease.

Kelley graduated from the University of Denver with a B.A. in Communications – Dementia Concentration, and currently attends Regis University earning a specialized Master’s degree in Dementia Identity & Communications. 
She is certified through the University of Tasmania, AU and University of Derby, UK in Dementia studies; a Personal Historian certified through University of Southern California’s “Guided Autobiography” approach. Kelley completed her National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP), the National Certification Board for Alzheimer’s Care (NCBAC), and is a certified Dementia Therapist through the Crisis Prevention Institute.

The Dementia Connection Coalition, is a not-for-profit organization made up of people with one or more of the 110 types of dementia, their loved ones, and care & service providers. All members work together to ensure that the needs of these individuals are met through Best-Practice & Patient Centered care approaches. Providing education and advocacy for all dementia types to raise the standard of care and lower the stigma associated with this disease throughout the community, is the ultimate goal.

Kelley Horton is currently a member of Colorado Senior Lobby, Arapahoe County Adult Protective Team, Colorado Intervention Team Association (CITA), and both Arapahoe & Jefferson County Council’s on Aging.

Session Description

This session is fast-paced and will serve as a very basic overview of:  

  • The most common types of dementias, including Alzheimer's and why this disease is so hard for us to work with.
  • The common behavior challenges associated with all dementias: i.e., wandering, combativeness/aggression, non-compliance, etc.
  • The techniques in "Approaching, Connecting and Re-directing" and how to form a bond quickly through each step.

If time allows, Kelley will take time for Q&A. 

Other confirmed Mid-Year speakers include CBI Director Mike Rankin, Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz and Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, Brian Turner and Christina Gunn. 

Click here to register! 

We look forward to seeing you there. If you have any questions, email us at info@colochiefs.org