Summer Institute on Advanced Dementia Care: Living, Not Simply Existing
Summer Institute on Advanced Dementia Care: Living, Not Simply Existing (Live Online)
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Registration now open: don’t miss out on this nationally and internationally known speaker — Teepa Snow, MS, OT/L, FAOTA
Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Summer Institute on Advanced Dementia Care will be an online event. It will focus on knowledge and skill-building required for competent and compassionate mid- to late-stage dementia care. We are providing Summer Institute participants with the opportunity to build essential new skills during an interactive, one-day intensive workshop that features a leading international expert in dementia care.
About the live, online summer institute
The 2020 Summer Institute on Advanced Dementia Care offers an intensive online learning experience designed to help professional caregivers provide competent and compassionate care for people living with mid-to-late stage dementia.
Providing coordinated care for people at these later stages of dementia presents many challenges. People living with dementia at these stages are physically frail, have limited to no communication abilities, feel isolated and confused, experience grief, act out unusual behaviors, have difficulty with continence, swallowing, and eating, and suffer from undiagnosed pain. Understanding the nature of these challenges and unique care approaches to address them will equip professionals with the competence and compassion to support those living with dementia, as well as their families.
National and internationally recognized expert on dementia care, Teepa Snow, MS, OT/L, FAOTA, will deliver an online, virtual learning experience on Thursday, July 30
Teepa will discuss the basis for her positive approaches to providing physical and emotional support for people living with mid-to-late stage dementia. Based upon her own research, work with patients, and development of a growing knowledge base on dementia care, Teepa’s work provides a radical shift in care that reinforces the humanity and unique abilities of the person living with dementia during the end stage of the disease.
By the end of the session, learners will be able to:
- Describe common physical, cognitive, and psychological changes that occur in the late states of dementia (GEMS® Ruby and Pearl).
- Identify effective techniques for helping those in late states of dementia.
- Discriminate between the appropriate amount of help versus neglect or forcing care.
- Discuss the current statistics and concerns related to hospitalizations and patients with dementia.
- Compare and contrast delirium, depression, and dementia through symptom recognition, assessment, and management for optimal patient outcomes.
- Describe practical strategies for providing more effective care with reduced incidents of unintended negative side effects for patients with dementia in a medical setting.