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Strategies to Improve Quality of Life for End-Stage Dementia


Developed and Presented By

Joyce Simard, MSW

Internationally Acclaimed Dementia Care Specialist,

Author and Geriatric/Palliative Care Consultant

Provided By

Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care

and Alzheimer’s Association, Great Lakes

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

5:30 - 6:00


6:00 - 7:00

CE Presentation

Holiday Inn Ann Arbor

3600 Plymouth Road

Ann Arbor, MI 48105

RSVP by 1-24-14

Phone: Ashley Walters 248-284-1352

Email: awalters@seasons.org

If you have a disability and/or have special needs, please contact

Brandy Horton at bhorton@seasons.org

Course Description:

Strategies for Improving Quality of Life for End Stage Dementia Patients

In this one hour presentation, Author of "Namaste Care," Joyce Simard, MSW, will address the special needs of patients with end stage dementia. Beginning with a discussion of Alzheimer’s disease prevalence and impact on society, Ms. Simard will review the course of progressive damage to the brain to help the learners understand the development of related symptoms. The audience will learn the criteria for hospice admission and the proper use of the FAST scale in the staging of dementia. To address the discomforts often experienced in end stage Alzheimer’s Disease, the PAINAD Pain Assessment Tool will be introduced. A discussion of benefits and burdens of various treatment options will illustrate the value of care that promotes comfort. Finally, effective strategies for improving quality of life will engage the audience in useful techniques which touch the senses of the cognitively impaired.

Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, provider # 1237, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.orf, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Seasons Healthcare Management, Inc. dba Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care maintains responsibility for the program.

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