Recorded on: 02/22/2018
Learn about the most current research about brain health, resident engagement and life enrichment. Dr. Winningham will share how life enrichment can impact occupancy, satisfaction and creating leading to a solid return on investment for providers. Concrete examples of how to enable life enrichment to be a part of day to day operations will be explored.
About the Speakers
Dr. Robert Winningham
Professor of Psychology & Chair of the Psychology Division
Western Oregon University
Dr. Robert Winningham is a professor of psychology and Chair of the Psychology Division (includes Gerontology & Psychology Departments) at Western Oregon University. He specializes in memory and the psychology of aging. His goal is to network with geriatric professionals to help older adults improve their quality of life.Dr. Rob Winningham has nearly 20 years of experience researching applied memory issues and has conducted research on older adults for the past 15 years.
He has developed programs to improve older adults’ cognitive and physical well-being and has trained over 4000 instructors in North America to offer similar programs. Dr. Winningham received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience in 2000 from Baylor University. Learn more about Dr. Rob
Charles de Vilmorin
CEO & Founder
While at Georgetown University, Charles wrote his thesis on retirement communities: The nursing home institution, a Foucauldian paradigm (2006). Around the same time, his grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer ’s disease and moved to a nursing home. These two experiences helped Charles realize how lonely, bored and secluded many residents of nursing homes and retirement communities were. Linked Senior was created to enhance the quality of the lives of these seniors.
He serves on the board of:
• The Validation Training Institute: The Validation Method is proven method of communication developed by Naomi Feil that helps improve the connection between caregivers and older adults experiencing dementia.
• AMDA: The Society for Post Acute and Long Term Care Medecine.