Understanding Dementia Care (Aqua Apartments – Residents Only)

Are you a caregiver seeking to enhance your dementia care skills? Join us for the Understanding Dementia Care event, hosted by Dementia Spotlight Foundation. This knowledge-packed event will equip you with expert insights and practical strategies to provide the best care for your loved ones living with dementia.

Date: October 24th, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM 🏠

Location: Aqua Apartments, 4505 North Rome Avenue, Tampa, FL. 33603 (Residents Only)

🎙️ Key Speaker: Gary Joseph LeBlanc, CDCS, DSF Education Director Benefit from the vast experience of Gary Joseph LeBlanc, an authority in dementia care. With his deep understanding and personal journey, Gary will cover essential topics, including:

Navigating Dementia’s Stages: Learn to tailor your care approach as dementia progresses.

Effective Communication Techniques: Discover proven methods to connect and engage with individuals with dementia.

Creating a Positive Care Environment: Foster an atmosphere of compassion that uplifts both caregivers and patients.

Behavioral Management Strategies: Gain insights into addressing and managing dementia-related behavioral challenges.

Caregiver Self-Care: Explore strategies to prevent burnout and prioritize your well-being.

This event is a unique opportunity to learn, connect, and grow within a supportive community of caregivers. No RSVP needed – just mark your calendar and be there to network and learn from fellow caregivers and professionals.

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About This Event

This educational activity provides the background information needed to increase the nurses’ understanding of dementia, its causes and management, and their important role in providing care including strategies for using effective communication skills and managing behaviors.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe different types of dementia, causes, symptoms, and stages.
  • Describe the impact of environment and routine has on the person living with dementia.
  • Explain how behavior is a form of communication.
  • Identify three strategies you can use to respond to dementia-related behavior to have more success in day-to-day living, and decrease frustration and anxiety for everyone.