Wed, Dec 07|
Decoding Behaviors in Dementia
Challenging behaviors in persons living with dementia can be expressions of unmet needs. Learn approaches that can prevent or minimize agitation, calling out, or aggression and discover three common medication mistakes that often occur. Earn up to 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit.
Time & Location
Dec 07, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
About the event
Instructors: This webinar is conducted by Maribeth Gallagher, DNP, FAAN, a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She serves as the Director of the Dementia Program at Hospice of the Valley and as an expert clinician for a pre-hospice program called Supportive Care for Dementia. Her commitment to optimizing dementia care was initially inspired by her own experiences as a family caregiver, sharing the journey with her loved one with dementia from diagnosis to death.
Learning objectives: 1) Describe how behaviors are expressions of unmet needs (pain, urinary retention, constipation, need to move, fear, etc.). 2) List two approaches that will minimize agitated and aggressive behaviors in persons living with dementia. 3) Describe three common medication mistakes in managing agitation (4 Ps).
Hospice of the Valley is accredited by the Arizona Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. CME Provider Number: 4006914.
Hospice of the Valley designates this Live Activity educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.