Category Archives: Alzheimer’s

Free Webcast – COVID-19 and Living with Dementia: Maintaining Well-Being and Purpose – April 17, 2020

Facilitator: Joe Gaugler, PhD, University of Minnesota
Teresa McCarthy, MD, University of Minnesota; Kenneth Hepburn, PhD, Emory University
Lauren J. Parker, PhD, MPH, Johns Hopkins; Edward Ratner, MD, University of Minnesota

The 2 hr. CEU for this webcast will be free for all who participate. It is pre-approved by the MN Board of Social Work and self-submit for other disciplines and for those who work in other states. MGS is listed as a Continuing Education Resource by the MN Board of Nursing. For those who register but are unable to watch the live event, accessing the recording and CEU will also be free. Information on accessing the CEU and recording will be sent immediately after the webinar.

Handout-COVID 19 Living with Dementia Webcast 4.17.20

Send your question for a presenter prior to the webinar to Ann Emery ( Questions for panelists can also be posted during the session.

Living with or caring for someone with dementia during the COVID-19 pandemic presents unique challenges. This virtual panel of national and local experts will discuss these challenges and also review important strategies, tips, and resources so that the well-being and purpose of people living with dementia and those who care for them is maintained during this unprecedented pandemic. The brief presentations will focus on clinical issues for people living with dementia; family caregiver and care partner strategies; and cultural resources important to consider. The panel will also answer questions from those living with dementia or memory concerns, care partners, health professionals, or any other attendees.

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Past Free Webinar – Beyond Diagnosis: Rehabilitation Aspects in Dementia – August 16, 2018

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.

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