This recording has been designed specifically for you, the frontline dementia care professional who is providing the best care possible to dementia patients living with moderate-severe stages. They display complex and challenging behaviors, like agitation, hitting, screaming, wandering, delusion, resistance and withdrawal.
Persons with dementia need increasing support that is provided in a way that communicates friendship, compassion and dignity. However, those of us in a support role experience first-hand the frustration, disappointment and even anger that accompanies the day-to-day responsibilities of dementia caregiving – often leading to burnout due to emotional exhaustion, depersonalization of patients and feelings of failure. That is not the personal level of care you sought to give others while in school.
Avoid the real potential consequence of failed behavior management in your dementia care – join Leigh Odom, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, CDP, CADDCT and learn evidence-based non-pharmacologic treatments and person-centered strategies to minimize the effects of dementia behaviors. Watch and come away with:
Developing person-centered behavior plans in dementia care results in higher quality care, increased quality of life for the patient and decreased provider burnout. For your benefit and that of your patients, register today and get the dementia care training to be a better problem-solver!
|Manual - Problem-Solving Challenging Behaviors in Dementia (7.92 MB)||171 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Leigh Odom, PhD, CCC-SLP, CDP, CADDCT, is an associate professor of speech-language pathology at Western Carolina University. She has been practicing as a speech-language pathologist for nearly 15 years almost exclusively with families affected by neurogenic communication disorders. As the lead academic and clinical instructor of neurogenic content in her department, Dr. Odom has been teaching both graduate and undergraduate neurogenic courses since 2008. Dr. Odom is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer, frequently collaborating with families and healthcare providers to improve dementia care as a dementia care trainer and support group facilitator. She has published nearly 20 articles in peer-reviewed research journals, and has led numerous trainings at state and national professional conferences. Dr. Odom is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences, and the North Carolina Speech-Hearing-Language Association.
Financial: Leigh Odom maintains a private practice. She is an associate professor at Western Carolina University. Dr. Odom receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Leigh Odom is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences; and the North Carolina Speech-Language Hearing Association.
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