March 21, 2014: Conversations with Carmen
Guest: Dan Cohen, MSW, Founder and Executive Director of Music & Memory
Rooted in neuroscience research, the results are described as “nothing short of miraculous” and certainly contribute to efforts to reduce anti-psychotics. To learn more and register for this web-based talk show, please visit www.actionpact.com/calendar/event_details/conversations_with_carmen_webinar or click here to register.
May 11 – 17, 2014: Living the Aloha Spirit – Celebrate with a Hawaiian Theme
The American Health Care Association has announced the theme “Living the Aloha Spirit” for National Nursing Home Week 2014. To learn more, please visit www.nnhw.org.
“Help, help, help, help, help.” The repetition of a word or question is likely a cry for comfort and security. Learn ways to make a connection with those who have dementia. View Tip #6 here: CAT Tip #6, or visit http://primaris.org/tool/changing-antipsychotic-thinking-cat-calls.
View more tips at http://primaris.org/tool. The Missouri Local Area Network for Excellence (MOLANE) is the state coalition for Advancing Excellence.
April 10, 2014: Pioneer Network Webinar
In 2008, Empira, a Minnesota consortium of skilled nursing homes, implemented a program to prevent and reduce resident falls in fifteen of their homes. Register for this webinar and learn about the process and outcomes of Empira’s fall prevention program including how those homes became alarm-free, restraint-free, with corrected bed heights (no low beds), no floor mats, and the cautionary use of gripper socks.
Read more about this webinar and register by visiting www.pioneernetwork.net/Events/Webinars/HotTopics/.