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The Future Shift of Dementia Research
Recorded on February 14, 2017
The future of dementia research is shifting. First, recent genetic studies have found that dementia is a group of diseases rather than a single clinical entity. Second, epidemiological studies have seen a recent decline in the incidence of dementia which demonstrates that it may be amenable to intervention and preventative measures. As a result, the focus of research is moving from strictly biochemical research to genetic, lifestyle, environmental issues and from reactive to proactive health. This research may enable us to identify people at risk and providing safe, affordable interventions to prevent the disease rather than treat it in later life.
Living at Home, Thriving at Home
Recorded on November 15, 2016
This webinar is designed for individual members of congregations as well as leadership and healthcare providers.
Understanding Compulsive Hoarding
Recorded on August 16, 2016
This webinar will focus on the hoarding behavior, a continued accumulation of tangible things with an accompanying inability to dispose of duplicate or similar things. Based upon the latest research, we will explore the most common origins of this hoarding behavior. We will also look at how hoarding is impacted by the aging process and how the act of hoarding can, in turn, negatively impact aging. We will also identify behavioral and pharmaceutical interventions which may reduce or eliminate hoarding behavior in seniors who are otherwise in good health. Lastly, we will explore the hoarding behavior in seniors who have been diagnosed with dementia and identify possible behavioral interventions to accommodate or reduce hoarding with emphasis on residents of long term care settings.
Body, Mind and Soul: Creating Activity Programming for the Whole Person
Recorded on May 17, 2016
Keeping the mind stimulated, the body active and the soul nourished is key to every person's well-being, regardless of physical or cognitive state. During this webinar we will discuss the value of establishing a high quality Life Enrichment or Activity Program and the positive impact such a program can have for your community. Want suggestions of what can be done for members who are in various life stages? We will talk about that. Wondering about resources for ideas? We will talk about that. Are you interested in making your activities more vibrant? We will discuss that too.
Becoming a Dementia Detective
Recorded on February 16, 2016
In this engaging presentation participants will learn about a process of
investigating what may be triggering behaviors and developing a detailed
plan of care. Through this process you will experience how as a team you can
work together to decrease antipsychotic use and have a better living and working environment.
Psychiatric Care of the Terminally Ill
Recorded on December 10, 2015
Delirium and Depression are commonly experienced by patients with advanced disease. These psychiatric symptoms often cause significant suffering at the end of life. Caregivers who work with terminally ill patients should develop an expertise in the recognition and management of these syndromes. The presentation will focus on the description, causes, evaluation and management of Delirium and Depression in the terminally ill patient.
The Psychology of Retention
Recorded on December 3, 2015
This program will define the "perfect" labor storm facing the long term care industry and recommend specific tools and strategies management may employ to reduce staff turnover by meeting. Viewing turnover from a psychosocial perspective dictates that administrators and managers understand the shifting availability and needs of age shifting labor pool. This year, in the USA, the population Millennials (18-34 years old) will exceed the Baby-boomers (51-69) and as retiring baby-boomers are replaced by Millennials and Gen Xers (35-50) changing how competent and dedicated staff can be obtained and retained. Using a combination of observations of current LTC performance, peer reviewed research on successful retention strategies and traditional management processes this program provides a path to increasing retention and thereby improving care quality without increasing labor costs. Attendees will be encouraged to look at retention from a new perspective and provided tools and techniques to build a program to increase their retention rate.