Care That Matters: Providing Person-centered Dementia Care

Examine the limitations of the organic model and learn the importance of understanding and treating emotional aspects of dementia. Learn the basic principles of needs-based care, which emphasizes meeting the person's emotional needs and thereby providing "care that matters." Learn the basic psychosocial needs of persons with dementia, indicators of well-being, observing and interpreting behaviors of nonverbal persons, and caregiver behaviors that enhance and detract from person-centered care.

At a glance

What: Care That Matters: Providing Person-centered Dementia Care

When: F, May 22, 9am-3pm

Where: Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St, Madison, WI

Cost: $120

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608-262-2451
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For additional information, contact
Suzanna Waters Castillo: 608-263-3174Brooke Ekvall: 608-265-3517

Aging & Long-Term Care website


Learning objectives

  • Understand the characteristics and definition of personhood within the framework of dementia care
  • Value the reinforcement of personhood for persons with dementia
  • Understand a Needs-Based focus of dementia care
  • How to reinforce the 4 mental states of well-being in persons with dementia
  • Understand how raw emotions can lead to burn out states in persons with dementia
  • How to interrupt spiraling raw emotions using person centered approaches
  • Recognize the primary detractors of dementia care
  • Understand the role of enhancers in dementia care