- Transform your interactions with clients and engage them in meaningful activities
- Minimize agitation, anxiety, and other behavioral and psychological symptoms
- Medications, preventative treatments, and side-effects explored
- Work with families to maximize support and improve care
- Sex and sexual identity in dementia and Alzheimer’s patients – what you need to know!
The challenges and frustrations of working with people suffering with dementia can feel overwhelming. You worry because your clients’ needs aren’t clearly communicated and you need a better way to reach them. Difficult behavioral issues like agitation and anxiety often get in the way of your ability to provide care. Interventions and techniques that worked yesterday, don’t work today. And you even need to work with patients and their spouses regarding uncomfortable personal issues like sex and sexuality that they didn’t teach you about at school.
As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Director of Social Work for a skilled nursing facility, Jennifer McKeown has spent the last decade immersed in the Alzheimer’s and dementia field. Through her work with hundreds of dementia sufferers and their families, she has acquired the hands-on skills, techniques, and solutions you need to handle the challenges, answer your questions, and provide the best care possible.
Join Jennifer as she walks you through what works and what doesn’t with geriatric patients facing Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Return to your practice better able to evaluate, assess and effectively intervene in depression, anxiety, aggression and other behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. Broaden your understanding of medications, preventative treatments, and the impact of their side-effects on older patients. Walk away with innovative tools to overcome communication deficiencies and a game plan for maximizing client support in partnership with caregivers and family members.
Practical and understandable, Jennifer’s animated and interactive delivery style will draw you into the dire nature of dementia and leave you feeling empowered and eager to use your new skills!
Don’t wait, sign up for this multifaceted seminar today!
Key benefits of attending:
- Communication tools to transform your interactions with clients and engage them in meaningful activities.
- Sidestep problem behaviors – identify and understand triggers for delusions, hallucinations, and anxiety.
- Up-to-date behavioral interventions to manage agitation and elopement, reduce risks, and allow you to adapt treatment as the disease changes.
- Learn how to handle sex and sexual identity in dementia with confidence and sensitivity.
- Tips and tactics for working in partnership with families to improve care.