ALZHEIMER’S EDUCATIONAL WEBINAR SERIES

Webinar: Recognizing Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression in Those Living with Dementia

August 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT

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This webinar will assist learners in recognizing some of the signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression in those living with dementia.  It will address the similarities and differences between symptoms seen in those with healthy brains and those living with brain change.  Attendees will also learn how to respond to these symptoms to decrease the chances for escalation and ‘non-helpful’ hospitalizations.

Objectives:   By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe some common signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety
  2. Discuss the ways in which these symptoms may present differently in those living with dementia
  3. Describe recommended strategies to address depression and anxiety in those living with dementia

 

Guest speaker:

Teepa Snow

Occupational Therapist

Founder, Positive Approach to Care

 

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Thank you to our webinar sponsors:

Date:
August 4
Time:
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT

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https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/caregivers-dementia.html

Daily Care & Activities

https://www.alz.org/help-support/caregiving/daily-care/activities

Choosing the activity

  • Keep the person’s skills and abilities in mind.
  • Pay special attention to what the person enjoys.
  • Consider if the person begins activities without direction.
  • Be aware of physical problems.
  • Focus on enjoyment, not achievement.
  • Encourage involvement in daily life.
  • Relate activity to work life.
  • Look for favorites.
  • Consider time of day.
  • Adjust activities to disease stages.

Your Approach

  • Help get the activity started.
  • Offer support and supervision.
  • Concentrate on the process, not the result.
  • Be flexible.
  • Break activities into simple, easy-to-follow steps.
  • Assist with difficult parts of the task.
  • Let the individual know he or she is needed.
  • Make the connection.
  • Don’t criticize or correct the person.
  • Encourage self expression.
  • Involve the person through conversation.
  • Substitute an activity for a behavior.
  • Try again later.

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