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Evidence-Based Interventions to Address Dementia Behaviors Webinar
Thursday, February 04, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST
Category: Webinars

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Behaviors like catastrophic outbursts and agitation often result from inability to communicate, need for emotional security, sensory issues like overstimulation, or staff responses that do not support purposeful and meaningful engagement.  Behaviors in persons with dementia often go unaddressed because providers lack strategies to address these or use interventions not based on the evidence and therefore not effective.  In this session, evidence-based behavior management and intervention strategies related to pain management, communication, emotional/cognitive state, sensation, agitation, and wandering are examined to help providers reduce unwanted behaviors without relying on medications.  The research related to routine, resident preference, and meaningful engagement in activities is discussed along with their impact on activities of daily living (ADL) performance.  Using a person-centered approach, participants will learn how to adapt activities to match the client’s functional level, modify routines to enhance occupational performance, and environment-based interventions to promote a home-like atmosphere, and foster active engagement at all stages of the disease process.

Registration Fees

LeadingAge Iowa Member Facility   $70 (This webinar is included in a 4-part dementia series at a purchase price of $160.)
Prospective Member Facility          $105

Registration fee includes electronic handout, one connection to the live webinar, and instructions for receiving CE credit/attendance certificate.  A recording of this webinar is NOT included in the registration fee.

Registration for the Evidence-Based Interventions to Address Dementia Behaviors webinar is now open.

Contact:   Dawn Balder
[email protected]