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Category Archives: Alzheimer’s / Dementia

New Generations Quarterly Newsletter – Spring 2014

The Section for Long-Term Care Regulation has published New Generations – Volume 12, Issue 2, Spring 2014.

A complimentary color copy will be distributed via regular mail to each licensed home in Missouri. The spring issue is now available on the Department’s website, along with an archive of previous issues.  Please visit http://health.mo.gov/seniors/nursinghomes/providerinfo.php.

24th Annual Caring for the Frail Elderly Conference

August 15 – 16, 2014:  Holiday Inn Select Executive Center – Columbia, Mo.

The Caring for the Frail Elderly Conference is the premiere Midwest conference dedicated to improving care for the frail elderly.  This inter-professional meeting advances care for older patients in clinical, hospital, nursing home, and end-of-life settings.  Since 1991, this annual event has provided state-of-the-art information on medical management, interdisciplinary care, and system change for physicians, nurses, social workers, state surveyors, nursing home administrators, attorneys, pharmacists, and other professionals.  To learn more, please visit http://medicine.missouri.edu/cfe/.

Reducing Antipsychotic Use in Nursing Homes: A Team Approach – Webinar

April 30, 2014:   Speaker:  Charles A. Crecelius, MD, PhD, CMD

Objectives:

1. Discuss recent regulatory changes regarding antipsychotic prescribing.

2. Review recent national efforts to decrease antipsychotic use.

3. Compare the role of various team members in ensuring appropriate antipsychotic use.

4. Recognize the elements of an effective gradual dose reduction program.

To learn more about this webinar, please visit Primaris at http://primaris.org/calendar/reducing-antipsychotic-use-in-nursing-homes-a-team-approach, or view the flyer here:  Reducing Antipsychotic Use April 30, 2014.

Foundations of Dementia Care Workshop

May 16, 2014:  Professional Training

Location:  Alzheimer’s Association, 2400 Bluff Creek Drive, Columbia, Mo.

To learn more, visit http://alz.org/greatermissouri/in_my_community_professionals.asp.

Special Event – Rock to End Alzheimer’s Concert Presented by Cartoons

April 26, 2014:  Location:  1614 S. Glenstone, Springfield, Mo.

To view all upcoming events, please visit the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Missouri Chapter, http://alz.org/greatermissouri/in_my_community_events.asp.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias ©

Developed in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, Chicken Soup for the Soul Living with Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias features 101 inspiring stories written by people living with or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia.  An excerpt is available on the Alzheimer’s Association blog at http://blog.alz.org/where-the-truth-lies-an-excerpt-from-chicken-soup-for-the-soul-living-with-alzheimers-other-dementias/.

Dementia Care Soup: Now with Person-Centeredness!

Hot Topics: Culture Change in Action – Spring Webinars from Pioneer Network

  • May 29, 2014:  Dementia Care Soup Recipe: The Stock
  • June 26, 2014:  Dementia Care Soup Recipe: The Ingredients

Visit Pioneer Network at http://www.pioneernetwork.net/Events/HotTopics/.