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Non-pharmacological Strategies to Manage Sundowner Behavior Webinar
Wednesday, June 05, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM MDT
Category: Webinars

Dementia care is too often managed only medically rather than within the context of the person's relationship with his or her family or caregiver, which can strain all involved. If left untreated, Behavioral Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) can contribute to an increased cost of care, heightened stress to nursing and caregivers, and decreased quality of life and meaningful purpose for the resident. The session will present a dynamic evidence-based review of nonpharmacological interventions for individuals with dementia who exhibit Sundowner behaviors. We will review common behaviors at each progressive stage with people who have dementia and strategies to reduce these, as well as supportive evidence-based interventions to effectively reduce such behaviors, all through person centered approaches. Consequently the recommended interactive approaches will empower team members and communities to reshape what was once perceived as problems, into a sense of purpose and meaning for their residents. As the residents are assisted with activities of purpose, their quality of life will be enriched.

Learning Objectives
By the completion of the presentation, attendees will:

  • List the common causes of disruptive behaviors for those individuals with dementia.
  • Describe at least three different interventions to address disruptive behaviors of those with dementia.
  • Utilize example communication strategies found to be effective with individuals with Sundowner behaviors.
  • Cite the recommended interdisciplinary techniques found to be effective with those who show signs of Sundowner behaviors.

Lisa Milliken, MA, CCC-SLP, FNAP, Education Specialist, Atascocita, TX

Over the last 30 years, Lisa Young Milliken has served adults and geriatrics as a clinician, manager, vice president, consultant, compliance manager and education director and is most passionate about mentoring health care professionals in the post-acute facilities across the country. She currently provides continuing education support to therapists in more than 950 sites nationwide as education specialist for Select Rehabilitation. She has authored and lectured at the state and national level with more than 100 professional continuing education courses on a wide range of topics of importance to the health care professional who works with the older population. Lisa is a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, where she currently serves as a State Advocate for Medicare Policy (StAMP) to Texas, and she serves on the TSHA Executive Council as Chair of the Business Management Committee. She has also recently been elected to the Distinguished Fellowship of the National Academies of Practice in Speech-Language Pathology. Through her leadership positions on the Louisiana and Texas Association boards, executive council and other organizations, she has purposed to advocate services of these associations’ members as well as for the clients and families served by the members.

Who Should Attend
Administrators, Nursing Staff, Activities, Social Workers, and Staff Educators.

Registration Information & Fees 
Fees are per connection at a facility. Registration instructions and handout materials will be sent to the contact person listed on the registration 1-2 days prior to the program.

LeadingAge Colorado Member Facility $80
Prospective Member Facility $105

Registration fee includes electronic handout, one connection to the live webinar, and instructions for receiving CE/attendance certificate. A recording of this webinar is not included in the registration fee.

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