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Mastering the Art of Dementia Care (Cleveland)


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Mastering the Art of Dementia Care

March 26, 2019 - Cleveland/Independence

This conference provides training on dementia specific programing for Assisted Living, Home Care, Hospice, Skilled Nursing, STNAs, Activity Professionals, Social Workers, Therapy staff, Nurses, Department Heads, and Administrators.

This unique dementia training conference is different from traditional dementia training programs in several ways. First, it is rooted in real-world, practical experience so the presentations are filled with examples of how to apply the principles that are being described. Next, the techniques taught involve out-of-the-box thinking and innovation that go well beyond what most dementia training programs focus on. Perhaps the most important is the fact that the training includes a review of current research which points a path to improving the cognitive functioning of people with dementia and preventing Alzheimer?s for those without symptoms. These experiences and understanding represent something most attendees have never heard before.

This 6-hour course provides attendees with a thorough understanding of how Alzheimer?s Disease and related dementias affect the brain, how dementia-related brain degeneration affects the way an individual experiences the world, and helps attendees develop practical, hands-on skills for effectively communicating with persons living with dementia. Participants will also learn how to implement the techniques taught in the course with their staff members, and how to engage residents in meaningful activity. The course is filled with engaging, real-world examples and case studies.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Providers are encouraged to send their entire care team to this informative, high-energy, program that will provide an innovative and do-able approach to quality dementia care.

Learning Objectives
. Explain the difference between Alzheimer?s disease and dementia.
. Describe what current research shows causes Alzheimer?s and what treatment options exist.
. List the 5 VITAL Pillars of Effective Communication and explain how to apply them in real-world situations.
. Explain variations in how different types of dementia affect the brain and how those differences impact care partnering decisions.
. Explain and demonstrate a wide variety of techniques and approaches that enhance communication with persons living with dementia.
. Learn common reasons why residents with dementia display certain behaviors.
. Understand and explain why an accurate diagnosis early in the disease process is important.
. Describe how the physical environment affects the behavior of persons living with dementia.
. Demonstrate how to implement effective techniques in memory care settings.
Schedule of Events:
8:00 a.m. Check In & Coffee
8:30 a.m. Program Begins
11:45 a.m. Lunch (provided)
12:30 p.m. Program Continues
3:45 p.m. Adjourn

March 26, 2019 - Cleveland/Independence
Holiday Inn Independence
I-77 at 6001 Rockside Road
Independence, Ohio 44131
(216) 524-8050
Eric Collett, is the President and Founder of A Mind for All Seasons, LLC. Eric has served as a licensed assisted living administrator who has been working with seniors living with dementia and their families for over eighteen years. Prior to starting his own company, Eric spent almost seven years as the Executive Director of a memory care community where he developed innovative approaches to person-centered care that made a significant difference in how persons living with dementia experience the world. Eric has served on the board of the Idaho Healthcare Association and currently chairs the education committee. He is also a past board member and past chairman of Alzheimer?s Idaho.

As a public speaker and trainer, Eric has taught nursing students, social workers, STNAs, administrators and many others how to understand and interact with persons living with dementia. Eric currently teaches as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Community and Environmental Health at Boise State University and as an instructor at the College of Western Idaho.
This program offers 6 hours of continuing education credit for the following:

All attendees regardless of their need for CE credits will receive a certificate of attendance if they attend the entire program.

Activity Professionals: Application has also been made for CE credits from NCCAP. Please contact for final approval status.

Certified Executives for Assisted Living (CEAL): 6 hours are available during this program and can be used toward renewal of the CEAL certification.

Certified Executives for Home Care & Hospice (CEHCH): 6 hours are available during this program and can be used toward renewal of the CEHCH certification.

Ohio Licensed Administrators: The Association is an approved provider of continuing education credit by the Ohio Board of Executives for Long Term Care Services and Supports (BELTSS). Administrators can earn 6 preferred hours of continuing education credit.

Ohio Nurses: Nurses please note any continuing education that has been approved by BELTSS (or any other accredited body) can be accepted by the Ohio Board of Nursing in the State of Ohio. Nurses may use this continuing education to meet their licensure requirements. Please refer to OBN continuing education rules 4723-14-01 thru 4723-14-19.

Ohio Social Workers: The Association is an approved provider of continuing education credit by the Ohio Social Work Board. Social workers can earn 6 hours of continuing education credit.

$115 Prior to March 12
$145 March 12 and after

Non Members:
$185 Prior to March 12
$215 March 12 and after

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