This one-day conference is designed to help professionals, caregivers and the community better understand the changes that accompany dementia and learn therapeutic, person-centered approaches that lead to improved outcomes for the person living with dementia and those around them. Two (2) separate sessions will be provided. Participants may attend one or both.
AM Session: Coping With Challenging Behavior-
Designed to help better understand why the person with Dementia may exhibit difficult or challenging behaviors that make care problematic or even impossible to deliver. The course will focus on a problem-solving approach to help reduce the intensity, frequency and occurrence of challenging behaviors, as well as guidance in determining “Is it Worth It?” and “Letting it Go!” for healthier relationships and better outcomes.
PM Session: Dementia 360: Seeing It From All Directions-
1. Discuss the impact of dementia changes on family relationships and expectations.
2. Discuss the impact of dementia on expectations, roles, relationships and interactions of staff and care providers.
3. Describe multiple strategies that can be used to improve interactions and outcomes between the person living with dementia and those around them
CE Value (credits): 7
CE Type: Standard
St. John Providence Health System