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Dementia Care Conference 2022

  Conference agenda

8 to 9 a.m. Doors open, check in, breakfast, exhibit hall

8:50 a.m. Welcome, program begins

9 to 10:30 a.m. “Dementia 360: Seeing it From All Directions.” This session will provide you with a wide variety of perspectives on dementia. It will help you develop programming and services that meet the needs or all those affected by the disease. It will address dementia-related issues from the point of view of the individuals with dementia, individuals without dementia, family members, care-giving staff, food service and housekeeping staff, maintenance and reception staff, as well as friends and visitors, regulators, and marketing. By the end of this session, you will be able to discuss the impact of dementia on each of these ‘players’, describe some of the key strategies to meet the needs each has, and begin to develop programming and services that have a high probability of making a positive difference in the lives of all concerned.

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. “Coping with Challenging Situations in Dementia Care.” This session is designed to help care partners better understand why the person they are trying to help may at times exhibit ‘challenging behaviors.’  It will focus on looking beyond the disease to recognize other possible factors that may be causing or contributing to the challenges.  Care partners will be introduced to the ‘six pieces of the puzzle’ that may be used to help determine these contributing factors.  This problem-solving approach will be presented to help learners reduce the intensity, frequency, or occurrence of challenges.  This session will also help learners develop better communication skills when working with people living with dementia by emphasizing the value of empathetic and supportive communication. The overall goal of the session is to reduce or minimize unproductive conversations and resistive behaviors by using effective verbal and physical skills.

12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Lunch and exhibitors

1:15 to 2:45 p.m. “Improving Dementia Care in the Hospital Setting.” People with dementia present unique challenges and risks in the hospital setting. Hospitalizations have been identified as ‘high risk’ for people with dementia. The goal of this session, is to provide effective strategies for screening, assessing, and treating people with dementia with the least number of unintended side effects and negative
outcomes. This session is designed to help medical personnel improve the quality of care and patient outcomes for patients with dementing illnesses. Key components in assessment, medical treatment, and daily care routines will be highlighted and explored for use in the hospital setting.

2:45 p.m. Closing and evaluations

(Note: Continuing education details at the bottom of this page.)

 

See the map below for directions on how to get to correct parking (circled in red). The conference will be held at the adjoining Building 1 on this map.

CONFERENCE FEES:
Registration closed

sponsor information

For information on sponsorship, contact Bonnie at 903-509-8323.

PEARL SPONSORS

RUBY SPONSORS

EMERALD SPONSORS

Wesley House of Lindale Assisted Living/Memory Care

Heart of Texas Hospice

Prestige Estates

And a special thank you to the Foundry Coffee House for providing coffee for our conference!

AMBER SPONSORS

Continuing Education Details

Activity Professional Education:

NCCAP Pre- Approval Number: NCCAP5028641-23

TITLE Of Session: Positive Dementia Care Conference

CE HOURS: 4.5

Continuing Medical Education:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) through the joint providership of The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service and Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County. The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service is accredited by TMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their
participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education:
The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service has awarded 4.50 contact hours of
Continuing Nursing Education.

Licensed Nursing Facility Administrators
The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service is approved to provide Licensed Nursing Facility Administrator continuing education hours, per LTCR Licensing and Credentialing, HHSC Regulatory Services. This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 4.50 total participant hours.

Licensed Professional Counselors:
Up to 4.50 LPC hours may be earned at this event.
Licensed Psychologists:
The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service is approved as a provider of professional development hours for licensed psychologists, per the Texas Administrative Code Rule §463.35 (f)(1). The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service has awarded 4.50 professional development hours.

Social Workers:
The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service, the continuing education provider, ensures that the education provided is directly related to the practice of social work; and that the individuals presenting the information have the necessary experience and knowledge in the topics presented. The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service has awarded 4.50 hours of credit.

Certificate of Attendance:
The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service has designated 4.50 hours for attendance.