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Living and Dying with Dementia: A Compassion & Choices Training
July 28 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Training Tuesday: July 28th, 12:30-1:30 p.m. (1 Continuing Education Unit)
Living and Dying with Dementia
A Compassion & Choices Training
Dementia is a devastating, incurable disease affecting almost 6 million people living in America, and by 2060 that number is expected to soar to 15 million. In this training, we will learn about how those with an early diagnosis of dementia, and their loved ones, can implement proper planning to remain in control of their lives and care in the early stages of a dementia diagnosis. Participants will learn of new online resources to help them and their loved ones document their values and priorities when facing a dementia diagnosis.
By the end of this training, participants will be able to:
- Identify both personal values and care wishes, in the event of a client’s or loved one’s dementia diagnosis.
- In advance of a client’s or loved one’s next medical appointment, generate a set of at least 2-3 questions for that person’s healthcare provider.
- Utilize at least three community resources for advanced care planning
Instructor: Matt Whitaker, MTS, MT-BC, is a former clinician with extensive experience in health policy and advocacy. In his role as Director of Integrated Programs at Compassion & Choices, Matt works to support medical education and client services nationwide. Matt has spoken at numerous conferences on bioethics and person-centered care across the country and testified as an expert resource on end-of-life choices to numerous legislative committees. A Georgia native, Matt is a graduate of the University of Georgia, is a board-certified Music Therapist, and holds a MA in Integrative Theology from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities.