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Dementia Reconsidered is a unique approach to teaching interdisciplinary, person directed support for, and care of, persons living with dementia. Dementia Reconsidered sessions are designed individually and we encourage you to attend any or all depending upon your interest.
Sessions 1 and 2 introduce attendees to core concepts and to approaches for addressing unique conditions brought on by the pandemic; both include an open Q&A with Dr. Wehry via Zoom. Session 1 is available through the training site (see below).
In Session 3, Compassion, Not Control, Dr. Wehry makes the case for a client-centered approach to shared and supported decision making that optimizes the client’s (and family’s) abilities and improves quality of life outcomes for persons living with disabilities, including dementia. Go to AgingME Trainings to see the recording.
Session 4, Using Medications Wisely, features Sydney Springer PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCGP. Drs Wehry and Springer review current pharmacologic approaches to the care of persons with dementia, with a special focus on the use and misuse of antipsychotic medications. The session includes a review of successful non-pharmacologic approaches to distress-signal behaviors and a discussion of why reducing antipsychotic prescribing to people with dementia remains so important. Go to AgingME Trainings to see the recording.