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Creating Moments of Joy

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Purpose

This presentation is offered in collaboration by UnityPoint Hospice and Iles Funeral Home and is designed to provide clinicians and caregivers with care techniques that will help them to struggle less with the challenges of dementia care and focus more on creating moments of joy for people with the disease.

Learning Outcomes

After attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the losses that people with dementia experience
  • Identify 3 ways we can assist in compensating for these losses
  • Explain verbal and nonverbal communication skills which can help a person with Alzheimer's disease feel heard and supported
  • Examine 3 ways to creatively and effectively turn challenging situations into moments of joy.

Target Audience

Nurses and clinicians working with people, and their support people, who have Alzheimer's Disease, as well as members of the community who have interest in learning more about caring for people with Alzheimer's disease.

Continuing Education Credit

IBON Provider #308, UnityPoint at Home, awards 2.75 contact hour(s) for full attendance. No partial credit will be awarded.

The certificate must be retained by the licensee for a period of four years. It is the licensee's responsibility to determine if the continuing education programs they attend meet the requirements of their professional licensure board.

Cost

Free *Cost of continuing education credit processing graciously covered by Iles Funeral Homes.

Presenter

Jolene Brackey, BA is the owner of Enhanced Moments, a company specializing in Alzheimer's care. Brackey is driven by her passion to change society's attitude towards aging by inspiring minds, rejuvenating spirits, and empowering people to make a difference in the way we care for our elders. Reaching out to others to improve care for those affecting with Alzheimer's disease, Brackey has been the keynote speaker at numerous conferences including those for the Alzheimer's Association, Mayo Alzheimer's Conference for Families, and many others across the nation. Brackey has also authored a book, Creating Moments of Joy - Along the Alzheimer's Journey, selling over 100,000 copies nationwide.

Sponsors

UnityPoint at Home & Iles Funeral Homes