Seeing & Relating to the Whole Person
As the principles of person-directed care remind us, the first step is to build relationships and help people to become well-known. This relates closely to the domains of identity and connectedness. In this second webinar, we will discuss how identity is challenged, both intrinsically and extrinsically. We will look at stigmas surrounding dementia and overcoming barriers to make meaningful connections, even when memory or language becomes challenged.
In spite of growing awareness of the lower benefits and higher risks of antipsychotic drug use in people living with dementia, we cannot successfully reduce these medications until we find more effective approaches to care. According to Dr. Al Power, award-winning author of Dementia Beyond Drugs, the true key to sustained success is enhancing well-being. In this 6-part webinar series, Dr. Power will describe how the Eden Alternative Domains of Well-Being provide a powerful framework for caring for people who live with dementia. This new approach offers successful outcomes, where others, including other person-directed approaches, have fallen short.
Presenter: G. Allen Power, MD
This second webinar in this 6-part series took place on October 14, 2013.