St. Louis – Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Other Common Dementias

Date(s) - 06/20/2018
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Cardinal Ritter Senior Services, Mother of Perpetual Help Bldg, Lally Room



Target Audience: Nursing Home Administrators, RNs, LPNs, CNAs, Social Workers, Activity Directors, Occupational and Physical Therapist, Dietary

CE Approved: Nursing Home Administrators (5 patient care hours)

Program: Registration 8:30 a.m., Program 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Lunch 12 – 1 p.m.

Purpose: To help identify early symptoms, progression of disease and how care for someone will change as the disease progresses. Lewy Bodies, especially paired with Parkinson’s, can be one of the most challenging types of dementia to care for. Residents may hide the disease effects for as long as possible but often by the time it is known, it is too late. We need to help those with the disease to still have dignity, be respected, maintain independence, and live their best life possible.

1. Analyze the key differences between Alzheimer’s and other common dementias with focus on Lewy Bodies.
2. Discuss the behaviors and functions and how to build their care around each.
3. Identify how to help everyone involved understand their role in care and management of the disease.

Speaker: Angela Haas, BA, CDP, CDS, Dementia Care Consultant, St. Louis, Missouri. Angela has been involved with the elderly since childhood; starting with residential and nursing homes that her family owned and operated. She also brings a unique perspective to dementia care due to a personal experience with TBI dementia which stemmed from a car accident in 2003. She works with local nursing homes, home care companies, and individuals to help educate on true person-centered care and using creative techniques when someone progresses in their disease and behaviors or abilities change. Angela is dedicated to help communities fight for everyone with the disease to live their best life possible.


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