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April 19, 2016
A new study from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute has found that almost half of all long-stay nursing home residents experience at least one transfer to an Emergency Department over the course of a year...
This session will address several hidden dangers of dementia in the nursing home setting including smoking, dysphagia, and use of antipsychotic medications. We will discuss available assessment tools and risk stratification methods, which are...
This session will describe a provincial quality improvement initiative undertaken in Alberta, Canada aimed at supporting care teams in 170 LTC homes to implement a guideline on the appropriate use of antipsychotic medications and to implement non-...
Individualized music is defined as music which has been integrated into the person's life and is based on personal preference. Personalized music is proving itself as a way to generate a variety of therapeutic outcomes in long-term care, hospice,...
This session will discuss evidence-based recommendations for the care of persons with dementia and intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in the PALTC environments. Health promotion, disease prevention, and medical surveillance in this...
This interactive session will explore the use of behavioral interventions for different types of BPSD (Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia) through video vignettes. Participants will also engage in a simulated IDT (Interdisciplinary...
This session is based upon the White Paper being prepared by the AMDA Transitions of Care Committee on the role of dementia in increasing unnecessary hospital re-admissions and poorer outcomes for those residents. The role of the skilled nursing...
White Paper
March 2016 I. INTRODUCTION The forceful consequence of dementia was referred to as a “tidal wave” at the First World Health Organization (WHO) Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia in Geneva, Switzerland, where it was...
White Paper
March 2016 Introduction The purpose of this White Paper is to provide a context for approaching the challenge of evaluating the capacity for consent for sexual activity by persons with dementia residing in long term care (LTC) facilities...
Dementia care is challenging. The purpose of these sessions is to recognize that individuals living with dementia are seeking to meet needs, find value and meaning, and live life in the context of ever-changing abilities while living in demanding...