Caring for Dementia Patients During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Caring for Dementia Patients

During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Home Care, Hospice & Palliative Care Alliance is thrilled to start our second year of dementia training with nationally renounced dementia care educator, Teepa Snow. She will be speaking on Caring for Dementia Patients During the COVID- 19 Pandemic on January 21 at 1:00 pm. The webinar will be recorded and added to the Dementia Training website. Attendance, and the recording, is free for Alliance members.

The goal of maintaining social distancing boundaries to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus is challenging for all individuals, but is typically even more so for those living with dementia and their caregivers. This presentation will highlight the serious possible effects of social isolation, including the development of depression and anxiety, and ways to recognize these signs and symptoms. This session will also provide attendees practical tips for caregiving during the pandemic, such as connection strategies for video chat or phone calls, and communication techniques while using personal protective equipment.

 Satisfies state requirement for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias education: person-centered care, assessment and care planning, activities of daily living, dementia-related behaviors and communication.

Handout


Slides and additional handouts available for printing.

Handouts are intended for personal use only.  Any copyrighted materials or DVD content from Positive Approach, LLC (Teepa Snow) may be used for personal educational purposes only.  This material may not be copied, sold or commercially exploited, and shall be used solely by the requesting individual. 

Contact your supervisor or the agency’s education department for paper certificates to indicate your participation in this program. CEUs are validated by completing the quiz linked above.

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