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Category Archives: Alzheimer’s / Dementia

A Meeting of the Minds Webinar with guest Dr. Al Power

June 23, 2015:  2:00 p.m. CT

Dr. Al Power is the author of Dementia Beyond Disease: Enhancing Well-Being.  In this webinar, Dr. Power will look at the experience of dementia through the seven domains of well-being — identity, connectedness, security, autonomy, meaning, growth, and joy — and explore how each is challenged, both by brain changes and by our attitudes and care systems, and how we can use transformational approaches to restore each domain even for people with advanced cognitive change.

Dr. Power will also talk about why many “nonpharmacological interventions” and alternative therapies don’t really work any better than pills.  Participants in the webinar will learn to view dementia in a new light and will challenge many of the approaches that have been taken for granted.

To register for this FREE webinar, please visit here.  You may also visit the Dementia Alliance International’s event page located here.

New Generations Quarterly Newsletter – Fall 2014

The Section for Long-Term Care has published New Generations – Volume 12, Issue 3, Fall 2014.  This issue is now accessible here.  Please visit our website here to view this edition along with an archive of previous newsletters.

Alive Inside Movie is Now Available to Purchase

Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory is now available on Netflix, DVD and Blu-ray!  Click here for more information.

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.