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Sit back in the comfort of your office and enjoy ICAA educational programs delivered to you via webinar. These broadcasts are specifically created for active-aging professionals – business owners, managers, suppliers, wellness and activities personnel. Through interviews or individual-speaker sessions, you will be exposed to the opinions of top experts from a variety of subject areas designed to help you and your staff stay on top of trends, meet new challenges and serve your customers better.

Increasing quality of care and quality of life with Alzheimer's clients

Date: September 26, 2018

Time: 9:00 am PT, 11:00 am CT, 12:00 pm ET

Duration: 60 minutes

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Sam Fazio, Ph.D., is director of quality care and psychosocial research at the Alzheimer’s Association. Dr. Fazio has worked for the national headquarters of the Association since 1994 in a variety of areas, including education and training, program services, and medical and scientific relations. He received his doctorate in developmental psychology from Loyola University Chicago and has been involved in the field of aging since 1987, previously working for Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center at the Alzheimer’s Family Care Center, an adult day center. The author of The Enduring Self in People with Alzheimer’s: Getting to the Heart of Individualized Care and co-author of Rethinking Alzheimer’s Care,” Dr. Fazio has also presented nationally and internationally and written many journal articles and book chapters.

Doug Pace is the director of mission partnerships with the Alzheimer's Association, providing strategic leadership to enhance the Association’s influence with government and other organizations. Previously, Doug was the executive director of the Advancing Excellence in Long Term Care Collaborative, which created a national campaign to improve the quality of life and quality of care for the country’s 1.5 million nursing home residents. He has also served in leadership positions at the Long-Term Quality Alliance, Leading Age, and the National Commission for Quality Long-Term Care at the New School in New York. Doug is also a licensed nursing home administrator who ran a 210-bed facility that included skilled nursing, assisted living, and Alzheimer’s care.

This webinar will provide an overview of care practice recommendations recently released by the Alzheimer’s Association and discuss how they can be used to increase the quality of care and quality of life for people with Alzheimer's and related dementia. The recommendations, which were released in a special supplement of The Gerontologist in February 2018, address issues involving person-centered care, detection and diagnosis, assessment and care planning, medical management, education and support, ongoing care, workforce issues, supportive and therapeutic environments, safety, progressive support and transitions, and coordination of care.

You’ll be able to:

  1. 1. Understand the importance of evidence-based, peer-reviewed recommendations and recognize the importance of person-centered care in long-term service and support settings so that people with Alzheimer's and related dementias live well throughout the disease progression.
  2. Gain an understanding of the principles from each of the topic areas of the new Dementia Care Practice Recommendations and learn how healthcare professionals can apply these principles in all long-term service and support settings.
  3. Increase their knowledge about the latest facts, figures, and current research initiatives and programs for people living with Alzheimer's and related dementias.

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