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Dementia Symposium for Healthcare Professionals Set for Feb. 25

December 17, 2020

Caring for a person with dementia is not intuitive and brings daily challenges. Join us for a virtual symposium Feb. 25, “A Deep Dive into Dementia: Techniques for Connecting Through the Stages,” for greater insight into the most common forms of dementia, the disease progression and the effect it has on the family and care partners. Practical care strategies on caring for a person with dementia also will be provided.

The symposium, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m., offers 7.0 continuing education credits for social workers, physical therapists and nursing home administrators. It also has been approved by The Connecticut Nurses Association for Continuing Education Units.

The symposium’s objectives:

  • Identify ways to incorporate person centered care in caring for someone with dementia.
  • Distinguish the difference between the stages of dementia.
  • Identify tactics to facilitate better communication.
  • Apply strategies to respond to challenging behavior.
  • Articulate meaningful activities for a person with dementia and how to incorporate them in their individual plan of care.
  • Discuss changes in judgment throughout the disease progression and the impact on safety.
  • Discuss the value of collaborating with the family/care partner as part of the care team.

To register, call the Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging: 1.877.424.4641. General fee: $25 (students $15).

Registration must be received by Feb. 11.