After careful consideration, Azura Memory Care’s Annual Dementia Symposiums in May will be postponed to September due to continued concerns regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our Symposiums will still be held in the same locations, but with new dates and times:
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 | 8:30 am – 4:30 pm | Brookfield Conference Center, 325 S. Moorland Road, Brookfield WI
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 | 8:30 am – 4:30 pm | Florian Gardens Conference Center, 2340 Lorch Avenue, Eau Claire WI
Our Azura Memory Care family is excited to continue offering this EXCEPTIONAL opportunity to listen and learn from Teepa Snow, international expert in positive approaches in dementia care. It is our intent to transfer all registrations to the September 1st and September 2nd Symposium dates without any further action needed from those who have already registered. If necessary, reservations for these events are transferable to another individual. Requests of this nature can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional registrations for individuals and Community Booths can be made by clicking here and will be taken until the venue is full, with a final deadline of August 15, 2020. Cost to attend is $65 per person or $80 per person for 6.5 hours of Continued Education Clock Hours. The following are the topics that will be covered at the Symposiums:
Why Do They Do That? Understanding Symptoms and Situations of Dementia Seen in Hospital and Other Care Settings: This session is designed to help care partners and health care providers better understand why people living with dementia may sometimes say or do things that are unexpected and/or challenging. It focuses on understanding the many changes that occur in the brain during the progression of the disease and how these changes contribute directly to challenges in care.
Changing Resistance to Care to Participation in Care and Pain Management in Dementia: This session will focus on effective strategies for reducing resistance to care and fostering positive interactions for those with dementia in various care situations. It will also focus on the unique challenges of pain management for those living with dementia and the importance of appropriate pain management in helping to reduce resistance.
How Lifelong Personality Traits and Preferences Impact Dementia Care at Home, Hospital and other Care Settings: This session addresses the ways in which life-long personality traits determine choices, behaviors, and reactions for those living with dementia. By recognizing and using this information, health care providers and care partners can have more control over ‘how things go’ and in getting what they need, while respecting others and helping them as well.
Activities that have Meaning for those Living with Dementia: This session will help care partners develop and offer activity programs that are appropriate and effective when residents have various degrees of cognitive impairment. Emphasis will be placed on providing caregivers with the skills needed to determine the residents remaining skills and interests and then selecting activities that would promote interaction and engagement while reducing distress and isolation.
Thank you for your understanding and support of Azura’s Annual Dementia Symposiums! We are looking forward to having you join us for this INNOVATIVE, educational experience and look forward to connecting with you in September!