Best Practices for Cognitive Screening & Dementia Care Planning
By: Terry R Barclay, PhD, LP and Michelle Barclay, MA
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.