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Managing Dementia Care: A Virtual Panel Discussion
November 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Institute on Aging, On Lok, Alzheimer’s Association, and UCSF Memory & Aging Center present this program, sponsored by AARP.
Once registered, you will receive your Zoom link from IOA within 48 hours of the event.
This online event is created for caregivers of those living with dementia. Participants will hear a panel of experts deliver practical information about dementia care, followed by a moderated Q&A. Topics will include: understanding and responding to behaviors in dementia; learning what a geriatrician can offer to persons living with dementia and to their caregiver(s); taking care of yourself as a caregiver; and listening to the testimony of a family caregiver.
Dr. Teresa Pham, Associate Medical Director at On Lok PACE in the San Francisco region will speak to what a geriatrician or a primary care physician can offer to those living with dementia and to their caregivers.
Sarah Dulaney, RN, MS, CNS, Nurse Coordinator, Care Ecosystem Study, UCSF Memory and Aging Center and Stefanie Bonigut, LCSW, Family Services Manager, Alzheimer’s Association will: introduce the concept of behaviors as a symptom of dementia; provide an overview of the DICE model for understanding and responding to behaviors in dementia; describe a case study in which person with dementia is aggressively resistant to help with bathing and incontinence care; and discuss strategies to address aggression and resistance to care.
Samara Miller, MFT, Regional Director of Client Services, Home Care & Support Services, Institute on Aging will review self-care practices for caregivers which will include: stress reduction techniques; attending to one’s own healthcare needs; and management of a caregiver’s physical, emotional and mental well-being.
Lee Giannone, Caregiver, will provide testimony about his experience of caring for his wife who is living with dementia. He will address challenges, talk about what he wished he’d known at the start of the diagnosis, and will share advice for other caregivers.
Alison Moritz, Program Director, Institute on Aging Enrichment Center at the Presidio will moderate the virtual panel.
There will be no Continuing Education Units for this program, as it is designed with family caregivers in mind.