Dementia Training on Wednesday

Where is the Toilet Seat? Common Visual Spatial Changes in Alzheimer’s Disease

Our first dementia care education webinar of 2022 is on Wednesday, January 12, at 11:00 am Eastern.

Join us live by registering with the link below, or watch the recording. It will be posted on the dementia page the following day.

Where is the Toilet Seat?

Common Visual Spatial Changes in Alzheimer’s Disease

Our clients with dementia may experience changes in how they perceive the world around them. Perception frequently changes with the progression of their dementia. Dementia damages the brain, if this damage is in areas that help process images the individual will see things differently and have problems with vision and spatial awareness. Deficits in visual spatial skills can increase risks of falls, contribute to unawareness of their relationship to the environment, and increase their propensity to get lost or find their way. This webinar will introduce the common causes of visual issues in the elderly and clients with dementia, and review strategies to assist the dementia client with their visual problems.

Objectives

  1. Recognize the prevalence and frequency of visual issues in the Dementia/ Alzheimer’s population.
  2. Identify causes and understand the importance of addressing visual issues in the Dementia /Alzheimer’s client.
  3. Employ treatment ideas to address visual problems associated with dementia.

Outline

  1. Review the prevalence and the common visual changes that occur with Normal Aging and Dementia
  2. Identify some of the common causes of visual issues in the elderly.
  3. Discuss problems clients with Dementia may deal with on a daily basis due to visual issues.
  4. Review strategies to maximize success with the visually impaired dementia client.

Resources

Bibliography

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5 thoughts on “Dementia Training on Wednesday

  1. I thought this training was supposed to be today, Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at 11:00am…. Will we need a new password to get in, or do we still use NHdementia2021? Guy Tillson at Pemi-Baker in Plymouth

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  2. Thanks for your message! The Dementia Training program is available for volunteers and employees of agencies who are members of the state Alliance. Registration is only provided through the education directors, volunteer coordinators and administrators of those agencies.

    Interested in membership? Let me know. Thanks.

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