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Cognitive Decline: How it Impacts the Workforce
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 Export to Your Calendar 3/20/2019
When: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
From 7:30 until 9:30 AM
Where: The Plaza Club, 20th Floor
900 Fort Street Mall
Honolulu, Hawaii  96813
United States
Contact: Landon Wong
808-447-1840


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Employers are now facing cognitive decline challenges as the workforce population ages and many more people continue work into their 60’s and 70’s. Many employees who suffer from cognitive decline might not notice that their work performance is suffering but their managers feel the effects.

Cognitive decline also affects the workforce through its strain on employees who are responsible for caring for family members diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Fifty-seven percent of employees who care for an individual suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s said they had to go in late, leave early or take time off because of caregiving responsibilities, and one out of six dementia and Alzheimer’s caregivers had to quit work entirely because of their caregiving responsibilities. 

The SHRM Hawaii Educational Foundation invites you to join us for an informative presentation on Cognitive Decline in the Workforce. We’ll discuss the following issues:

  1. What is cognitive decline?
  2. Signs of cognitive decline
  3. Why is it important to address?
  4. How do we address it?
  5. Available resources
  6. What are the legal issues?

About Our Speakers:

Debbie Pang: Debbie Pang became a full-time caregiver for her mother who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2007. Debbie currently volunteers with Alzheimer's Association as a support group facilitator for the Makiki Caregivers Support Group. She is also a Community Educator and presents on a variety of topics relating to dementia and caregiving. 

Debbie Chun:  Debbie Chun graduated from the University of Hawai’i – Manoa and has Masters Degrees in both Public Health – Gerontology and in Social Work. She has worked as a Psychiatric & Medical Social Worker for over 35 years on the mainland & in Hawaii. Debbie currently works at the Queen’s Medical Center in the Queen’s Geriatric Outpatient Clinic, Cancer Center & Wound Center.  She also serves as an Ethics Consultant at the Queen’s Medical Center.

Tyler Tsukazaki:  Tyler Tsukazaki is a labor and employment attorney with Jackson Lewis, P.C., an award-winning national law firm with over 900 attorneys in 56 offices across the country. Tyler’s practice focuses on representing employers in administrative and judicial proceedings, including litigation in state and federal courts, in all aspects of workplace law matters. Tyler also advises clients in litigation avoidance strategies. Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Tyler spent several years practicing in the area of civil litigation, obtaining trial experience and an understanding of the plaintiff-employee’s perspective in litigation.

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