6 Key Elements to Understanding Dementia
Continuing Education Units Webinar
|Title||6 Key Elements to Understanding Dementia|
|Date||Thursday, June 9, 2022|
|Time||10:00 AM Pacific (1:00 PM Eastern)|
|Credit||Includes 1 complimentary CE credit*|
It is estimated that 1 out of 6 women and 1 out of 10 men older than age 55 will develop dementia. Today, there are 5 million older adults who have dementia, and that number is growing. While a diagnosis of dementia is a result of a physician’s assessment, often the care falls to a paid or unpaid caregiver, which can be overwhelming. Understanding the unique behaviors associated with dementia and gaining tips to help manage the behaviors of loved ones/patients can play a huge role in a caregiver’s success. This webinar will give participants a better understanding of potential cognitive changes and healthy suggestions on choosing appropriate activities for loved ones and patients. This webinar also will identify signs of caregiver burnout, to help alert caregivers of the risks.
Participants in this webinar will be able to:
- Understand the difference between reversible and nonreversible dementia.
- Explain the three presentations of dementia.
- Develop an understanding of person-centered care.
About the Presenter:
Jill Gafner Livingston, BSBM, is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer. While she acknowledges her credentials for allowing her to train elder care professionals, Jill sees her highest achievement as the 21 years she spent caregiving for her husband, who had lung cancer, brain cancer and dementia. Jill published “Personal Positioning for the Caregiver” in 2005 (Aardvark Global Publishing) to help other caregivers manage the incredible challenges of caregiving.
* This webinar is designed for professionals and family caregivers. Eligible professionals can claim ONE FREE CE credit within 60 days of the live webinar by attending the live event or watching the recorded program. Your credit will be emailed within 30 days of survey submission. For a list of approved accreditation providers and other information, visit https://asaging.org/ceu-information.