“The Person Comes First”
Tuesday, February 21st, 2023 from 12-4pm EST
- Participants will explore what it means to ‘live life fully’ in very old age – with and without cognitive change.
- Participants will experience 2 exercises that they can use in the future to practice good self-care.
- Participants will learn about methods that enhance connection and communication with older adults living with cognitive change, that are based in person-centered care.
SESSION 1: 12-1 PM EST
Supporting Older Adults Living with Cognitive Change to “Live Life to the Full”
- Participants will gain insight into what is possible for people living with cognitive change.
- Participants will be able to explain why emotional and behavioral expressions are part of ‘living life to the full.’
- Participants will be able to outline how to reevaluate the role of the caregiver.
Moderator: Vicki de Klerk Rubin
Validation Training Institute
Caregivers - Care for Yourselves
- Participants will gain an understanding of what self-compassion is.
- Participants will learn some tools to help them start to give themselves self-compassion.
- Participants will participate in two exercises that expand their repertoire of coping methods.
Mindfulness Trainer and Psychologist, Centrum voor Mindfulness, Compassie en Psychotherapie in the Netherlands
Moderator: Penny Cook
Charles de Vilmorin
CEO and Co-Founder, Linked Senior
Person-Centered Care Methods Rooted in Empathy
- Participants will discover how engagement in meaningful activities through the Montessori approach applies to the person-centered care model to make residents’ lives more meaningful.
- Participants will learn about the seven domains of well-being and transformational approaches to care.
- Participants will learn ways to reduce the use of antipsychotics by understanding some root causes of distress and how to create an environment of well-being.
Dr. Al Power
Schlegel Chair in Aging and Dementia Innovation, Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging