Application Process Open for Free Training on Emergency Preparedness for Persons with Dementia Living in Assisted Living

The national Alzheimer’s Association is offering 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.

Up to twenty-five (25) assisted living communities from across the U.S. will be selected to participate in this Project Echo series.

  • FORMAT: Live Zoom virtual meetings; case-based learning and brief presentations by dementia care experts; “all teach, all learn” approach.
  • TIME COMMITMENT: Five (5) one-hour sessions over five weeks.
  • DATES: Wednesdays from 2-3 CDT beginning October 21 through November 18.

Content will highlight best-practice recommendations and will include the following topics:

  • Introduction/Illness Prevention/Person Centered Care
  • Communication/Support/Isolation
  • Nutrition and Mobility
  • Dementia Related Behaviors
  • Evaluation and Putting it all Together

Members interested in being a part of this learning opportunity should complete the application form by the Friday, October 9, 2020 deadline. Acceptance is on a first-received basis.

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