Webinar Registration by July 24, 2018. Members $55; Non-members $85. 1.5 training contact hours.
This webinar is 2 - 3:30 EDT (Eastern Daylight Time).
Understanding the communication challenges of those with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias focuses on utilizing their strengths. The key is to meet them where they are. When healthcare professionals, families and caregivers learn strategies appropriate to their current level of functioning, it is possible to reduce some of the difficult behaviors and enhance the quality of the days of a person with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias as well as those important people in their life.
Who Should Attend: Service Coordinators (Elderly/Disabled)
1. Discuss the components of meeting a person where they are in their changing levels of functioning.
2. Explain strategies when there is a hearing loss or visual difficulties.
3. Discuss strategies to enhance communication and safety when there are changes in memory at the various stages
4. Provide ways to promote life enhancement for all involved as dementia progresses.
About the Presenter
Kathryn Kilpatrick M.A. CCC/SLP is a geriatric communication consultant, a memory fitness specialist and a national motivational speaker with more than 40 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist in the area of home health care. Her focus is to enhance the quality of life of older adults while providing education and support for their family, friends and care partners. She is the president of Communication Connection and Memory Fitness Matters and the author of more than 30 products to assist those with communication challenges and memory fitness concerns. Her websites (www.connectionsincommunication.com and www.memoryfitnessmatters.com) are resources offering a wide variety of articles, blogs, and a cable television series on YouTube discussing topics related to the needs of older adults and memory fitness for successful aging with practical suggestions supporting person-centered care.