Annual Caregiver Conference

Angela Neal Activities for Meaningful Care, Alzheimer’s & Dementia, Quality of Life, Signs & Symptoms of Dementia, Special Events

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Type: In-person Topic: Alzheimer's & Dementia, Special Events Location: Salem, OR

Presentation Topics:

Understanding Your Role in Successful Transitions
Presented by: Josh Allen, RN, C-AL, VP of Quality, Senior Resource Group

Transitional care encompasses a broad range of services and environments designed to promote the safe and timely transfer of older adults between levels of health care and across care settings. High-quality transitional care is especially important for individuals with multiple chronic conditions including dementia. In this session, you’ll learn about the important role you play in successful transitions and how improving the transition of older adults between care settings can significantly improve quality of care and quality of life by reducing adverse events and re-hospitalizations.

Trauma Informed Approach to Care
Presented by: Sherry Stock, ABD/PhD CBIST, Executive Director of Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

This session will use illustration and story-telling to give you an understanding of how prevalent trauma is and how it impacts a person’s emotional, interpersonal, and neurological development and their everyday behavior.  We’ll review the framework for a trauma informed approach to care and practical strategies for care including how to address the challenges that occur when a person who has suffered trauma is also living with dementia. As we seek to support older adults, it is critical we understand how to minimize the impact of trauma to promote physical, mental, and emotional health.

Practice, Practice, Practice – Developing Skills to Assist People Living with Dementia
Presented by: Kathleen Landel, MA, Positive Care Coach, LLC, Positive Approach® to Care Certified Trainer

This interactive session will provide all skill levels an opportunity to practice hands-on “care partnering” techniques for effective communication with people living with dementia. Based on Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach® to Care (PAC), an experienced PAC trainer will guide you through skills practice using a combination of discussion, role play and problem solving. This session will be devoted to practicing important skills using Positive Physical Approach™ and Hand-under-Hand® to effectively assist with activities of daily living like personal care, eating, and mobility.

Laughing is a Healthy Matter!
Presented by: Andréa Crisp, Certified Laughter Yoga Trainer and Coach

Did you know that laughter counts as exercise? Laughter Yoga is a unique new physical activity where anyone can learn to laugh for no reason at all! It is a perfect blend of playful and energizing laughter exercises. Science has shown that laughter has an amazing array of health benefits and many leading experts in the field believe that these benefits are available whether the laughter is real or fake. In Laughter Yoga, laughter is used as a tool, not an emotion. Through group activity and eye contact, simulated laughter exercises quickly become real, contagious and enthusiastic laughter.

CEUs:  5.5

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Provided By

Oregon Care Partners


April 24, 2019 at 9:00am-4:30pm


7.5 Hours

Salem Convention Center - Willamette Ballroom - TEL: (866) 614-1900

200 Commercial Street S.E., Salem, OR 97301

Angela NealAnnual Caregiver Conference