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Video Series: Dealing with Dementia

November 24, 2020

A FREE 3-event educational series. Videos from live Zoom meetings.

Speakers: Jenny LaVoi, OTR/L and Sarah Ziegler, OTR/L
Occupational Therapists with Emerald Crest Memory Care by Cassia.

Part 1
Occurred: November 5, 2020
Forgetfulness: Is it Normal or a Warning Sign?

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Did you know memory loss is not a normal part of aging? In this video we will identify what is normal forgetting versus signs and symptoms of dementia. We will also learn about the common causes of dementia and what steps should be taken when you are concerned about a loved one’s memory loss. Learn about ways you can help maintain a healthy brain and overall memory.


Part 2
Occurred: November 11, 2020
Beyond the Words: Communication Strategies for Those with Dementia

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Join us as we identify how and why verbal skills change in persons with dementia and the importance of non-verbal communication. We will look at different communication techniques and activity strategies to facilitate meaningful interactions and for successful engagement for care partners and the person living with dementia.


Part 3
Occurred: November 18, 2020
Practical Tips for Caregivers

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We discuss the changes caused by dementia related to: communication, participation (in cares and activity), and behavior. We will look at common approaches to use when providing cares (ADLs) and breakdown those common misconceptions about behaviors for those with dementia.