Dementia Beyond Drugs – The Paradigm Shift

November 29, 2014
Laura Beck, The Eden Alternative

icon_dementia_beyond_drugsIn the first of a three-part webinar series, Dr. Allen Power, award-winning author of Dementia Beyond Drugs, will focus on a new view of dementia, described as the “experiential model,” and contrast it with the traditional biomedical perspective. Real-world examples will highlight how the experiential model addresses and integrates the seven domains of well-being: autonomy, security, connectedness, meaning, identity, growth, and joy.


  1. List 3 ways that shifting paradigms and perspective can inform a new approach to dementia;
  2. Distinguish between an “experiential” model of care from the traditional biomedical view; and
  3. Identify the seven domains of well-being and how they relate to the unique challenges of 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 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 August 10, 2011.

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