Date(s) - 11/07/2018
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Target Audience: Nursing Home Administrators, RNs, LPNs, CNAs, Social Workers, Activity Directors, Occupational and Physical Therapist, Dietary, Diabetes Educators
CE Approved: Nursing Home Administrators (5 patient care hours)
Program: Registration 8:30 a.m., Program 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Lunch 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Purpose: Dementia may cause changes in intimacy and sexual behavior which can be a challenge for caregivers. This workshop will explore best practices regarding a better understanding and responses to intimacy and sexual situations with residents who have dementia.
- Distinguish the differences between sexuality and intimacy.
- Provide information to help families/spouses understand the progression of dementia.
- Discuss the resident’s rights.
- Identify sexual abuse.
- Discuss STD’s.
- Share strategies to prepare families, staff, and residents for situations involving intimacy and sexuality issues.
Speaker: Brenda Akers, MSW, Social Worker, Lutheran Senior Services at Meramec Bluffs, St. Louis, Missouri. Brenda has worked as a social worker since 1996. Her passion is working with individuals with dementia.
Bookings are closed for this event.