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Category Archives: Alzheimer’s / Dementia

Care and Conquer Education Series

The Alzheimer’s Association, St. Louis Chapter announces the fourth annual Care & Conquer Education Series.  This is the region’s premier resource for the latest information on research and early detection of Alzheimer’s disease.
November 6, 2014: Cape Girardeau, Mo.
November 8, 2014: St. Charles, Mo.
November 11, 2014: Fairview Heights, Mo.
November 13, 2014: St. Louis, Mo.
November 15, 2014: North St. Louis
November 18, 2014: Rolla, Mo.
Please visit www.alz.org/stl/in_my_community_56765.asp for more information and registration.

Antipsychotic Drug use in Nursing Homes Trend Update

On October 22, 2014, CMS released recent data related to the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes.  Please see the State-specific data here for more information.

National Partnership Announces New Goal

The National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care announced a new national goal of reducing the use of antipsychotic medications in long-stay nursing home residents by 25 percent by the end of 2015, and 30 percent by the end of 2016 through a media press call.  Below you will find links to a Press Release and Fact Sheet released in conjunction with this announcement.

Accelerating Antipsychotic Reduction While Improving Quality of Life With Personalized Music

October 2, 2014:  Noon – 1:00 p.m. CT

This is a FREE webinar, presented by Dan Cohen, MSW, Executive Director, Music & Memory, to learn how music benefits and reduces the need for antipsychotic medications for those with dementia.  For more information, please visit www.tmfqin.org/Networks/Nursing-Home-Quality-Improvement and to register.

The Pivotal Role of Nurses in Assuring Quality and Person-Directed Care

This 4-part webinar series introduces evidence-based framework including person-directed care principles targeting current issues for residents living with dementia.

September 23, 2014:   Nursing Practice Model for Long-Term Care Settings
October 21, 2014: Preventing Hospitalizations of Nursing Home Residents-Focus on the role of the Nurse
November 20, 2014: Eliminating the Use of Antipsychotic Medications- It Can’t BE Done Without Professional Nurses
December 11, 2014: Teamwork: Nurses and Nursing Assistants Working Together to Provide Person-Centered Care

Please visit www.pioneernetwork.net/Events/HotTopics for more information about this webinar series.

Dementia CPG for Prescribers and Non-Prescribers

AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine presents a free 5-hour professional development course focusing on the overall quality of care given to persons with dementia.  Please visit www.amda-training.com for more information and registration.

Alive Inside – A Story of Music & Memory: Now in Theaters Nationwide

August 15, 2014: Tivoli Cinemas, Kansas City, Mo. – Visit http://www.aliveinside.us/#see-the-film.

Music & Memory website:  http://musicandmemory.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BeAliveInside