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The role of non-pharmacological interventions in dementia care.


Format:

  • Webinar: Live web broadcast

 

Date and time

March 29, 2017 

  •  ​This recorded webinar is available by request after March 29, 2017​

 


 

Description 

Non-pharmacological therapies can be effective in treating the symptoms of dementia. They can help with both behavioural symptoms and memory problems. This webinar will present information on the use of non-pharmacological interventions that could prevent or minimize agitated or aggressive behaviours in dementia care while optimizing the quality of life for individuals with dementia and their caregivers. Specifically, the presentation will focus on:
  • technological innovations, including assistive technology (e.g., tablets, apps) and robotics that facilitate patient engagement
  • response measurement of these interventions using standardized tools to guide clinicians.

 

Objectives

By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
  • discuss evidence for the efficacy of  non-pharmacological interventions in dementia care
  • discuss comparative efficacy of various non-pharmacological interventions to reduce agitation and aggression in dementia.

 

Presenter 

Christopher Uranis, RN, MN, CPMHN (C), is an advanced practice nurse at CAMH. He specializes in the field of geriatric mental health and is certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse with the Canadian Nurses’ Association.
He is a co-investigator in a pilot study for the assessment and management of pain within a mental health and addiction setting, and a mixed method study of a support/educational group for families of older persons experiencing mental health and addiction problems. Christopher  is also a member of the development team for the CAMH Integrated Care Pathways (ICP) Inpatient Dementia Program. 

Audience

This series is for all health care professionals, allied health care workers and caregivers working with older adults. 
 

Cost

  • $20.00 provides access to the recorded 1-hour webinar after March 29, 2017


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Accreditation

The continuing education program indicated has been designated as  U of T Accredited  and awarded with the following types of accreditation​

  • ​The College of Family Physicians of Canada –  1.5 Mainpro+ credits
  • Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada –  1.5 Section 1 hours

 

 Contact:

For further information on the webinar series:

Sandra Bennett: sandra.bennett@camh.ca or courses.help@camh.ca
Tel: 416-535-8501 ext. 36732​​​
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