Dementia Beyond Drugs – A Culture Change Perspective

November 29, 2014
Laura Beck, The Eden Alternative

icon_dementia_beyond_drugsIn the second of a three-part webinar series, Dr. Allen Power, award-winning author of Dementia Beyond Drugs, will focus on the transformative aspects of culture change, as they apply to the experiential model of dementia. Topics will include how certain aspects of the physical environment impact individuals living with dementia; specific organizational and operational changes that support the experiential model and promote empowerment and choice; and personal transformation, in terms of our interactions with individuals living with dementia.

Objectives:

  1. List 3 ways that the physical environment can be adapted to the needs of people living with dementia;
  2. Describe 3 ways that organizational culture can change to  promote the empowerment of people living with dementia; and
  3. Identify 3 examples of  intra-interpersonal transformation that can inform our interactions with people living with dementia.

G. Allen Power, MD is Eden Mentor at St. John’s Home in Rochester, NY, and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester. He is a board certified internist and geriatrician and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.  Dr. Power speaks internationally on the topics of dementia and eldercare. His new book, Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care was released by Health Professions Press in February 2010 and won a 2010 Book of the Year Award from the American Journal of Nursing.  He is a featured contributor to Dr. Bill Thomas’ web log at www.changingaging.org and has been interviewed by BBC Television, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, Singapore’s Straits Times, Provider, Caring for the Ages, MD News, WHYY radio, WXXI radio, many other media sources.

The live event for this webinar took place on September 28, 2011.

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