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Dementia Webinar Series


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.

Back by popular demand! Join us for a series of six webinars on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia addressing a variety of “hot topics” in person-centered care, including engagement, sexual expression, honoring resident choice, grief and mindfulness.  This webinar series is designed for all levels of care in senior living from independent housing to skilled nursing there is valuable nuggets of information to learn.

LeadingAge Washington, LeadingAge Oregon and LeadingAge California have partnered with Cordula Dick‐Muehlke, a leading expert on Dementia, to offer a 6–part webinar series on “Dementia: Hot Topics in Memory Care”.

Each webinar will be 90 minutes, one hour presentation, followed by 30 minutes of discussion.

Registration Dementia Webinar Series 2016-2017

October 6, 2016 –  Innovative Approaches to Engagement in MCI

Participants will receive a brief overview of mild cognitive impairment (MC) and how it impacts interest and engagement in activities. The session is designed to empower participants with knowledge needed to design an activity program specifically for residents with MCI.

November 3, 2016 – Engagement Across the Course of Dementia: It Takes More than New Activity Ideas

Learn what it takes to develop and implement a successful activity program, including establishing a philosophy and guiding principles. The webinar is designed to promote investment in activities that will produce desired outcomes and empower attendees with the knowledge and skills to develop, adapt, and implement successful programming with residents through the course of dementia.

January 12, 2017 – Honoring Choice in Dementia: More than Peas or Carrots

Deepen your understanding of risk and risk management relative to cognitively impaired residents. This webinar is designed to empower attendees to think about risk in dementia differently, to appreciate the “silent harm” that can occur when choices are not honored (e.g., depression, loss of independence), to recognize “surplus safety,” and to engage the person with dementia, family, and themselves in a thoughtful care planning process that identifies and allows acceptable risk as agreed upon.

February 2, 2017 – Person-Centered Approaches to Sexual Expression in Memory Care

In this webinar, attendees will learn about sexual needs and behaviors of people with dementia.  Most importantly, attendees will be challenged to balance regulatory, legal, safety, and family concerns about the range of intimate behaviors that can develop between residents affected by dementia with the basic ongoing human needs of the individuals involved and their expressed preferences. Be empowered with the knowledge and skills to implement programs and strategies to effectively support the families of residents.

March 2, 2017 – An Unspoken Reality in Dementia: Grief and Loss

An “elephant in the room,” grief is a constant companion across the course of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias but often couched in more comfortable terms, such as “caregiver burden.” This session will explore the grief experience from the perspective of the caregiver, its impact on the post-placement caregiving role and strategies for coping.

April 6, 2017 – Applying Mindfulness in Memory Care

Mindfulness, now widely recognized as a way to enhance physical and emotional well-being, is emerging as an innovative approach to help people with dementia and those who care for them, whether at home or in senior living communities, cope with stress, depression, and anxiety. This webinar will explore what’s known about using mindfulness practices in memory care and how you incorporate them in your community.

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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Lat updated: August  26th

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