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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Webinar: "Creative and Practical Tips for Getting through the Day/Using Humor in Dementia Care"

Start Date: 10/22/2020 4:00 PM EDT
End Date: 10/22/2020 5:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: Online Webinar

Organization Name: Virginia Assisted Living Association (VALA)

Julie Moore
Email: jmoore@valainfo.org
Phone: (804) 332-2111

This session will encourage attendees to learn more about themselves and those living with dementia to promote positive interactions. During the session, we will explore personality traits, environmental and activity preferences, planning and organizational needs and desires, stress indicators, and routine preferences that are specific to each individual. We will then learn how to apply this knowledge and awareness so that days come together more often than they fall apart! Attendees will also learn verbal and nonverbal techniques to improve daily interactions with those living with dementia. Evidence about the value of humor in staying or getting healthy will be shared, as well as evidence related to the value of humor in developing and maintaining healthy attitudes and behaviors in care partner relationships. Specific examples and strategies for introducing humor into situations and relationships with those living with dementia will be provided and demonstrated.

Objectives: By the end of this session, learners will be able to:?

  • Discuss the importance of knowing oneself and those that are living with dementia in effectively planning and creating days that work well
  • Identify and compare strategies for stress identification and stress reduction
  • Develop daily patterns and routines that are beneficial and meet needs on a regular basis
  • Discuss the importance of humor in daily routines with those living with dementia

Continuing Education Credits: This program has been approved  by NAB/NCERS for 1.0 total participant hours of continuing education. Only individuals pre-registered for the call and marked in attendance will be eligible to receive CEUs. 

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Closed: 10/22/2020 4:30 PM

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Upcoming VALA Webinars

VALA is proud to offer upcoming webinars for assisted living administrators, regional staff members, caregivers, nurses, and other staff members. The webinars will offer a variety of continuing education credits dependent upon the topics (i.e. NAB, Nursing, Social Work). Many of the webinars are held live with the ability of participants to interact with the presenter during the webinar.