Alzheimer’s Association Offers Project ECHO Series on Emergency Preparedness

In response to COVID-19, the Alzheimer’s Association has developed a special topic Project ECHO series based on their guidance Emergency Preparedness: Caring for persons living with dementia in a long-term or community-based care setting. 

Utilizing web-based video conference technology, this series will highlight best practices using case-based learning and brief presentations by dementia care experts, fostering an "all teach, all learn" approach. The sessions will focus on the areas of person-centered care, illness prevention, resident engagement and connectedness to family and friends, nutrition support, mobility and wandering, and recognizing and discussing strategies related to dementia-related behaviors in emergency situations.

Up to 25 assisted living communities from across the US will be selected to participate in this Project Echo series. Communities selected must agree to:

  1. Participate in 5 one-hour Zoom sessions from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. on June 3, 10, 17, 24 and July1;
  2. Use the opportunity to bring together appropriate team members to participate in each session;
  3. Consider submitting a case study for discussion;
  4. Participate in a post-evaluation at the conclusion of the series; and
  5. Have access to a webcam and internet.

There is no cost to participate. If you are interested in being a part of this learning opportunity, complete the registration form and submit by Friday, May 15.  Communities will be notified of their acceptance status by May 26.

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