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September 2
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Florian Gardens
2340 Lorch Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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Teepa Talk: Azura Memory Care, Eau Claire, WI

Dementia Symposium Featuring Teepa Snow


8:30 am Registration, Networking and Community Resource Booths
9:15 am Welcome and Introductions
9:30 am Why Do They Do That? Understanding Symptoms and Situations of Dementia Seen in Hospital and Other Care  Settings – This session is designed to help care partners and health care providers better understand why people living      with dementia may sometimes say or do things that are unexpected and/or challenging. It focuses on understanding          the many changes that occur in the brain during the progression of the disease and how these changes contribute                directly to challenges in care.

10:45 am Community Resource Booths
11:15 am Changing Resistance to Care to Participation in Care and Pain Management in Dementia -This session will focus on effective strategies for reducing resistance to care and fostering positive interactions for those with dementia in various care situations. It will also focus on the unique challenges of pain management for those living with dementia and the importance of appropriate pain management in helping to reduce resistance.

12:00 pm Lunch and Community Resource Booths
12:45 pm How Lifelong Personality Traits and Preferences Impact Dementia Care at Home, Hospital and other Care Settings: This session addresses the ways in which life-long personality traits determine choices, behaviors, and reactions for those living with dementia. By recognizing and using this information, health care providers and care partners can have more control over ‘how things go’ and in getting what they need, while respecting others and helping them as well.

2:45 pm Brain Healthy Break
3:00 pm Activities That Have Meaning For Those Living with Dementia: This session will help care partners develop and offer activity programs that are appropriate and effective when residents have various degrees of cognitive impairment. Emphasis will be placed on providing caregivers with the skills needed to determine the residents remaining skills and interests and then selecting activities that would promote interaction and engagement while reducing distress and isolation.

4:25 pm Wrap-up, Door Prizes and Evaluations
4:30 pm Adjourn

For more information, please contact paula.gibson@azuramemory.com