Recent research has shown that 7 out of 10 residents in residential care are cognitively impaired. Of the 522,990 individuals in this study, 28% were cognitively normal, 29% were mildly impaired, 23% moderately impaired, and 19% severely impaired. Similarly, 64% of Medicare beneficiaries living in a skilled nursing facility are cognitively impaired.
LeadingAge Washington, LeadingAge Oregon and LeadingAge California have partnered with Dr. Cordula Dick‐Muehlke, a leading expert on Dementia, to offer a 6–part webinar series on…
“Diversity and Dementia Care”
Six webinars that address how to provide care that recognizes, values, and is responsive to diversity – in culture, sexual orientation, family support, and more – among people with dementia. You will learn about key factors to consider in meeting the needs of older adults with dementia – who are not just increasing a number but also in diversity. Taught by Dr. Cordula Dick-Muehlke, this webinar series promises to empower you with the knowledge to achieve person-centered dementia care that effectively responds to under-addressed aspects of diversity in those you serve.
Each webinar will be 90 minutes, one hour presentation, followed by 30 minutes of discussion.
Registration Dementia Webinar Series 2017-2018 Coming soon!
October 12, 2017 – When It’s Not Alzheimer’s Disease: How Other Dementia’s Impact Care
November 9, 2017 – Exploring the Impact of Cultural Perspectives on Dementia Care
January 11, 2018 – Meeting the Dementia Care Needs of the LGBT Community
February 8, 2018 – Person-Centered Approaches to Sexual Expression in Memory Care
March 8, 2018 – Spouse, Adult Child, or Other: Caregiver Relationship Makes a Difference
April 12, 2018 – Don’t Forget About the Impact of Your Residents’ Spiritual Traditions on Care
About the Presenter: Cordula Dick‐Muehlke, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist with 30 years of experience in working with older adults. She is currently the Director of Education at the University of California Irvine, Institute for Memory Impairments & Neurological Disorders (UCI‐MIND).
Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Pacific (1 hour presentation; 30 minutes open discussion)
CEUs: 1 DSHS Credit, per webinar
Questions: For registration information contact Cassi Meritt, registrar, LeadingAge Washington cmeritt@LeadingAgeWa.org
Note: This webinar series will not be recorded for future reference
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Dementia Webinar Joint State WA, OR and CA Registration
Last updated: August 1, 2017