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Thursday, March 22 • 8:00am - 11:30am
TH7 | Non-Pharmacologic Interventions for Persons With Dementia in Residential Care: Strategies for Implementing Cognitive Stimulation Therapy

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This session will introduce participants to evidence-based, non-pharmacologic interventions that will expand knowledge and competence regarding strategies to address behavioral symptoms in persons with dementia and improve quality of life. Through three presentations, the interactive session will highlight non-pharmacologic interventions appropriate for the LTC setting with specific strategies for implementation of one, Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST), into the residential environment. The first presentation focuses on the evidence and options for interprofessional non-pharmacologic interventions with specific attention being devoted to Reminiscence Therapy, Validation Therapy, and Reality Orientation. The second and third presentations will focus on a well-researched non-pharmacologic intervention, Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) which can be delivered by residential staff at multiple levels of clinical training to address behavioral symptoms and issues in persons with dementia.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Discuss the evidence for non-pharmacologic interventions for persons with dementia.
(2) Describe criteria for appropriateness to receive non-pharmacologic interventions for persons with dementia.
(3) Apply knowledge and skills gained to introduce Cognitive Stimulation Therapy within the residential care setting.
(4) Implement strategies for integration and evaluation of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy.

avatar for Marla Berg-Weger, PhD, LCSW

Marla Berg-Weger, PhD, LCSW

Marla Berg-Weger, PhD, LCSW, is a Professor at Saint Louis University Schools of Social and Medicine and serves as the Executive Director of the Gateway Geriatric Education Center and Co-Project Director with John Morley, MB, BCh, for the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program. Dr... Read More →
avatar for Janice Lundy, MA, MHA

Janice Lundy, MA, MHA

Janice Lundy, MA, MHA, is Director, Department of Social Work and Geriatric Care Management at Perry County Memorial Hospital, Perryville, Missouri. Certified by the International CST Centre at University College of London, Ms. Lundy and colleagues deliver over ten CST groups/week... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Hayden, OT, RN

Deborah Hayden, OT, RN

Deborah Hayden, RN, BSN, OTR/L, Director, Occupational Therapy Services, Perry County Memorial Hospital, Perryville, Missouri. Along with her colleague, Janice Lundy, Ms. Hayden co-facilitates CST groups in the out-patient and residential care setting, publishes, and provides training... Read More →

Thursday March 22, 2018 8:00am - 11:30am EDT
San Antonio 5-6
  Clinical Medicine