Dementia Webinar Package

October 06, 2021
1:00 PM CDT
State Partner Event
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There are 2 webinars offered in this package that LeadingAge Iowa coordinated in partnership with the Iowa Chapter Alzheimer's Association.

Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021  1 – 2 p.m. CT

Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behavior

Susan Callison, BS, Volunteer, Iowa Chapter Alzheimer’s Association, Des Moines

The Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior program offered by  the Alzheimer's Association was designed to provide practical information and resources to help dementia caregivers decipher behaviors and determine how best to respond. The program offers a four-step process to follow and provides details that may be applied to any behavior.

The goal of this session is for participants to thoroughly understand this process and to leave the program feeling comfortable with using the four-step model to intervene with behaviors they may encounter in their caregiving. The program teaches participants the  four steps, and then applies the steps to five of the most common behaviors encountered by caregivers.  This webinar meets the dementia training requirement for DIA LTC requirement  58.54(6)a.(2) symptoms or behaviors of memory-impaired people and DIA AL requirement 69.30(2)i. skills in working with challenging tenants.

Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021  1 – 2 p.m. CT

Dementia Communication Skills for ‘Behavior’ Prevention and Antipsychotic Reduction

Erin Bonitto, MS, ADC, Founder & Lead Coach, Gemini Consulting, Inc., Cold Spring, MN

“It’s all about the approach!” we proclaim when discussing dementia care.  But what exactly is this thing called ‘the approach’?  How do we actually define it, break it down into observable skills, and coach those skills for our co-workers? Participants will hear from Erin Bonitto, a nationally known dementia communication coach. Erin will highlight dementia communication skills known to prevent or reduce the intensity of behavioral symptoms.

Participants can expect take-home ideas, along with real-world examples of how these approaches have been linked to reductions in antipsychotic use.  This webinar meets the DIA LTC training requirement 58.54(6)a.(4) communication with CCDI residents and DIA AL training requirement 69.30(2)c skills for communicating with persons with dementia.

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