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Innovations in Living with Dementia Virtual Community Forum
Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM CST
Category: Education/Training

 Innovations in Living with Dementia Virtual Community Forum

This forum is open to the public and free to just attend.

If you are not needing CE, register here instead. 

You are only required to register and pay if you would like the 1.0 hour of continuing education.

July 15th

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Hosted by Bluestem Communities

*This training has transitioned into a virtual event through Zoom.

The purpose of this session is to increase awareness of dementia as a disease with an emphasis on empathy and understanding of the condition. Learners will understand the differences between ‘normal’ and ‘not normal’ aging. Brain changes that occur during the process of dementia will be addressed, including characteristics of the most common forms of dementia. Learners will also understand the ways in which these structural brain changes contribute to changes in everyday function, including changes that are seen throughout the progression of dementia. Common problematic interactions and situations will be discussed and demonstrated in combination with simple and effective strategies to recognize the condition, engage the individual, and reduce their distress. Both physical and verbal interaction techniques to help manage challenging situations will be introduced.

By the end of the session, learners will be able to:
1. Discriminate between ‘normal’ and ‘not normal’ processes of aging, including possible early warning signs of dementia
2. Understand brain changes that occur during the progression of dementia
3. Discuss differences among the most common forms of dementia
4. Describe common symptoms and behaviors that may be indicative of dementia and
may require a ‘special’ approach
5. Understand verbal and physical techniques that may be used during challenging
situations to approach and interact with individuals who may be living with dementia

Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA


Continuing Education
The Building a Dementia Aware Community Forum is approved for 1.0 continuing education clock hour for Licensed Adult Care Home Administrators, Adult Care Home Operators and Dietitians by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services in the core of Administration. Provider number (LTS A0009).

LeadingAge Kansas is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for 1.0 contact hour applicable for APRN, RN, LPN or LMHT relicensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing provider number: LT0102-1116.

LeadingAge Kansas is a SHRM Preferred Provider. This forum offers 1.0 hour towards SHRM credits.

All other disciplines will receive a certification of attendance.

Continuing education hours are subject to change.

For questions regarding the forum please contact 620-327-3414. 


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