Dementia Care Conference

Apr
12
When: Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 - Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016, (All day)
Where:
Salvation Army Kroc Center
2825 Y Street, Omaha, NE 68107

Conference website: https://sites.google.com/site/dementiacare2016/

Target Audience: We welcome direct care staff, including nurses, social workers, mental health practitioners, physical therapists, occupational therapists, medical assistants, nursing assistants, activity directors and coordinators,  and other health care providers caring for patients with dementia.

Purpose Statement: The purpose of this training is to underline important care practices and techniques to enhance the life of a person living with dementia.

Participants will be able to:

  • Explain dementia basics and communication best practices
  • Discuss the role of health professionals in guiding communication and setting expectations for family visits
  • Identify how to lead entry-level staff in dementia care facilities and in home care settings
  • Comprehend cultural implications that effect dementia care
  • Differentiate effective and ineffective alternative therapies in dementia care