Walk-ins are welcome!
Are you challenged to achieve rehab goals in persons living with dementia (PlwD)? Learn successful strategies during this in-person, interactive class from a PT who is a dementia expert!
Participants should wear comfortable lab clothes.
While it is hoped that this class will be offered in-person only, if needed for COVID-19 safety, we may have to pivot it to live webinar only.
Snow date (if needed) is Thursday, December 15.
8:00 – 8:30
Registration/check-in (light refreshments provided)
8:30 – 10:00
Course Overview, Pre-test, Introduction to Dementia & Progression and Impact of Brain Changes in Dementia
10:15 - 10:15
10:15 – 11:45
Positive Approach to Care® Skill Lab, Incorporating Knowledge and Skills into Therapy Practice, Q & A & Post-test
This project is supported by funds from the Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under grant number # 2U1QHP28734 Carolina Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by the BHPr, HRSA, DHHS or the U.S. Government. The Center for Aging and Health, Carolina Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program also provided support for this activity.
Occupational Therapists & Assistants; Physical Therapists & Assistants; Speech-language Pathologists
Upon completion of this lecture and lab-based educational activity, participants will be able to:
- Apply insight into the brain changes with dementia that impact sensory input
- Simulate the difficulty in functioning for a PlwD through experiential activities
- Develop skills of approach and interaction to engage PlwD in therapy activities
- Create a new plan of treatment design when working with PlwD
- Cindy Keehn, PT, DPT, CDP, CMDP, PAC