By: Edward Ratner, MD
Handouts – Beyond Diagnosis – Rehabilitation Aspects in Dementia 8.16.18
Dementia is a broad category of brain diseases that cause a long-term and often gradual decrease in the ability to think and remember that is great enough to affect a person’s daily functioning. The medical approach in dementia care often focuses entirely on diagnosis and pharmacological treatment followed by referral to community services. Non-pharmacological interventions are increasingly being recognized as an important adjunct/alternative for dementia treatments. This presentation addresses the limited success in prevention and pharmacological treatment, and highlights the value of socialization, recreation, communication, and the helpful role of rehabilitation team members.
Best Practices for Cognitive Screening & Dementia Care Planning
By: Terry R Barclay, PhD, LP and Michelle Barclay, MA
Handout – MGS Webinar 10.27.16 Link to Act on Alzheimer’s Resources
Handout – Mini Cog Form Handout – ACT Care Coordination Practice Tool
Over 89,000 Minnesotans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s disease today and that number is expected to more than double in the next 20 years. Despite the growing prevalence of the disease and the potential for poor outcomes, less than half of people with Alzheimer’s ever receive a diagnosis and most are not provided with early disease education or information regarding appropriate support services and care options.
This session will provide care coordinators, social workers, nurses and other professionals with the most important strategies and recommendations to use when working with clients with dementia to optimize their function, support health, and promote better outcomes.