Dementia Care

2018 AHCA/NCAL Annual Convention

DC-2 - Changing the Perception of Dementia Through Holding Onto Principles of Encouragement - H.O.P.E.

Monday, October 8
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
CE: NAB: 1.5 | Nurses 1.5

This session will cover 10 principles that address and modify the way we think about, talk about, and care for those who live with dementia. These principles focus on the underlying strengths of individuals with dementia in an effort to enable them to be seen as whole people who still contribute to their communities. We will challenge the language we use to describe behavior, such as “noncompliant” and “refusing care,” as well as discuss why schedules do not work for many of these residents, who no longer live by the clock, and how to modify our approach to care based on these factors. The principles are directly related to developing a mindset change when working with residents living with dementia, addressing the underlying issues of external and internal distress triggers, and improving understanding and intervention in cases of distress.

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Dusty Linn, LCSW, CDP, AC-BC, CVW, PAC Trainer

Social/Activity/Dementia Consultant & Educator
Dusty Linn Consulting, Inc.

Dusty Linn is a Licensed Clincial Social Worker, a Certified Dementia Practitioner, Activity Consultant-Board Certified, Certified Validation Worker and a Positive Approach to Brain Change Instructor who currently works at Dusty Linn Consulting, Inc. She has worked in Long Term Care for almost 20 years. She practices as a Social/ Activity/Dementia Consultant and Educator in the state of Arkansas and has conducted the Certification course for Activity Directors and the course for Social Service Directors through the Arkansas Health Care Association in the state of Arkansas. She has worked on grants in the efforts to reduce the use of antipsychotics in residents with Dementia and regularly presents to various audiences and nursing home companies on various topics in Long Term Care. She has presented at the Eden Alternative conference and the Pioneer Network as well as Health Care Associations in multiple states regarding Dementia Care, Activity Development and Social Service Issues.

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