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Cancelled! A Virtual Dementia Care Symposium featuring Teepa Snow
Thursday, September 17, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT
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Event has been cancelled! 

A Virtual Dementia Care Symposium featuring Teepa Snow
Thursday, September 17th
8:30am to 12:30pm

LeadingAge Connecticut is proud to present our annual Dementia Care Symposium as a two-part webinar series featuring Teepa Snow, one of America's leading educators on dementia. Her teaching style is extraordinarily unique in that she is able to accurately demonstrate and model for her audience the struggle and challenges dementia creates for all parties involved.

This is an excellent opportunity for our members to have many of their staff participate in the webinars and fulfill their annual State of Connecticut dementia training requirement.

September 17th - Changing Resistance to Care to Participation in Care
This session will instruct learners in effective strategies for helping people with dementia during personal care, reducing resistance to care. It will enable learners to develop better observational skills to recognize and intervene effectively when behavioral challenges occur. This session will emphasize the value of matching helping behaviors to the person's needs and retained abilities to promote a sense of control and self-direction. Learners will understand that matching caregiver help to the state of the person living with dementia will help to foster positive interactions during care activities rather than struggle and resistance.

By the end of this session, learners will be able to:

  • Discuss common causes for refusals and resistance to care
  • Describe methods that assistance should be modified based on level of dementia and brain changes, personal history and preferences, and caregiver approach and behavior
  • Demonstrate key verbal and physical care skills that can improve initial interactions

Tuesday, October 6th - Managing Other Medical Conditions When the Person Has Dementia
This session will provide information and discussion regarding the impact of dementia on recognizing and managing other medical conditions. Dementia causes changes in areas of brain function that affect the person's ability to recognize and respond to signals and symptoms of a variety of diseases and conditions. The presence of dementia also affects the person's ability to follow through and adhere to treatment protocols or recommendations. At some point, decisions about care and interventions will need to be adjusted to address the complexity of dementia plus other medical conditions. Attendees will be provided with information on various care approaches and the value of modifying strategies and expectations to focus on quality of life and a holistic view.

By the end of the session, learners will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast five different approaches to managing medical conditions when a person is living with dementia
  • Discuss the changing expectations and issues that arise as dementia progresses related managing other medical conditions
  • Match progression of dementia with level specific considerations in managing other medical conditions and treatment protocols

Helping People Move-Enhancing Mobility and Helping with Transfers and Staying Active
This session is designed to help health care professionals engage clients with dementia in successful programming to enhance functional mobility. This will be accomplished through the use of a variety of effective techniques based on level of dementia, environmental support, caregiver support, and use of personal preferences and life experiences. The program will be highly interactive and will provide learners with practical hands-on skills and strategies that have been shown to be effective with individuals living with varying amounts and types of dementia.

By the end of the session, learners will be able to:

  • Describe typical client behaviors and skills that affect mobility needs and issues.
  • Describe familiar activities that can be used to promote desired movement patterns with minimal verbal directions.
  • Demonstrate use of different types of cues and prompts to facilitate function based on client's ability to interpret input
  • Discuss the benefits of sustaining client mobility skills on client dignity and well-being as well as fall risk reduction

Registration Information:

  • LeadingAge Connecticut Provider Members and Subscribers: $200 per registration for the two-part webinar series
  • Non-Members: $500 per registration for the two-part webinar series
  • A registration is for one sign on link per webinar. Only one computer can use the sign in link however, multiple people can watch the webinar at the same time.
  • Please register by Friday, September 11th to begin the series with the first webinar. Registrations will still be accepted throughout the duration of the series but the the price will not be prorated. Registration is a commitment to pay in full.
  • 3 Connecticut Nursing Home Administrator CEU's will be emailed to the person who registered for the webinar series. Please make sure that your name is used for the registration if you will need CT NHA CEU's.