Creating Successful Rehabilitation Outcomes for People Living with Dementia

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Target Audience

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech Language Pathologists, Speech Language Pathology Assistants

Description

With competing expectations of doing more and faster while improving quality and outcomes, rehabilitation professionals face challenges when working with people living with dementia (PLWD).
This interactive session offers learners an opportunity to connect dementia-specific content (progression and types of dementia) with level-modified cuing skills to maximize the impact of rehabilitation on functional outcomes.

The conclusion of the workshop focuses on two critical areas impacting rehabilitation: pain management and challenging behaviors.

Speaker
Melanie G. Bunn, RN, MS, GNP

Credit
Request for preapproval has been submitted to the NC Board of Occupational Therapy.

Charlotte AHEC, NC AHEC system, is an approved provider by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners with regard to activities directly related to physical therapy for continued competence.

Objectives

  • Identify specific strategies to improve outcomes of individuals with Alzheimer's Disease, vascular dementia, lewy body dementia and fronto-temporal dementia
  • Describe the impact of progression on sensory awareness/processing and appropriate adaptations to cuing
  • Discuss strategies for optimizing verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Demonstrate strategies for optimizing mobility
  • Identify strategies for optimizing function
  • Describe a systematic approach to understanding and positively impacting distressed behaviors
  • Discuss approaches to recognizing and managing pain of PLWD

Contact

Chanyne C Cupil, BS

Sessions

Status
Open
Presenter(s)
Melanie G Bunn, RN, MS, GNP
Date(s)
Sep 24, 2018
Time
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Check-In Time
8:30 AM
Credit
0.60 - CEU
6.00 - Contact Hours
6.00 - NCBPTE Contact Hours
6.00 - NCBOT Contact Hours
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Classroom 17/18
Description
With competing expectations of doing more and faster while improving quality and outcomes, rehabilitation professionals face challenges when working with people living with dementia (PLWD). This interactive session offers learners an opportunity to connect dementia-specific content (progression and types of dementia) with level-modified cuing skills to maximize the impact of rehabilitation on functional outcomes. The conclusion of the workshop focuses on two critical areas impacting rehabilitation: pain management and challenging behaviors. Speaker Melanie G. Bunn, RN, MS, GNP Credit Request for preapproval has been submitted to the NC Board of Occupational Therapy. Charlotte AHEC, NC AHEC system, is an approved provider by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners with regard to activities directly related to physical therapy for continued competence.
Details
Status
Open
Date(s)
Sep 24, 2018
Time
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Classroom 17/18
Fees
$165.00
Pre-Registration (Before September 17, 2018) Breakfast and Lunch Provided
Credits
0.60
CEU
6.00
Contact Hours
6.00
NCBOT Contact Hours
6.00
NCBPTE Contact Hours