Cutting Edge Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Memory Care

On-Demand Webinars: Cutting Edge Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Memory Care

Cutting Edge Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Memory Care

Behavioral Management/InterventionCognitive ResearchDementiaDementia Behaviors and Care PlanningLife Enrichment

Recorded on: 03/21/2023

People living with dementia and traumatic brain injuries often experience behaviors that can negatively affect their quality of life. Care partners and staff members are often unsure how to meaningfully engage with the person experiencing these behaviors. In this presentation, we will discuss how and why brain changes often lead to unwanted behaviors. Then, we will discuss a number of responses and interventions. Attendees will learn many new strategies that could help them better respond to unwanted behaviors and reduce their frequency. These strategies have the potential to reduce antipsychotic medication if the unwanted behaviors can be addressed using these techniques. In addition, attendees will learn how to engage residents in meaningful activities.

Participants who join this webinar will be able to:

  • Describe retrogenesis and how we can customize interventions to reduce unwanted behavior.
  • Describe how to customize redirecting strategies that will work best for any given individual living with dementia
  • Describe how knowledge of antecedent conditions could be used to reduce unwanted behavior.

Dr. Rob Winningham
Provost and VP for Academic Affairs; Professor of Psychology & Gerontology
Western Oregon University

Dr. Rob Winningham, received his Ph.D. in neuroscience from Baylor University. He joined the faculty at Western Oregon University in 2000 where he served as a Professor of Psychology and Gerontology. He helped create the Gerontology Department, when he was Division Chair of the Behavioral Sciences Division. He has served as the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Western Oregon University. His scholarship has focused on memory and aging for the past 30 years. He has trained thousands of professionals to offer high quality cognitive rehabilitation, wellness and therapy programs. In addition to publishing many peer-reviewed articles in the area of human memory and aging, Dr. Winningham has been invited to given well over 1500 invited presentations about memory and aging at various conferences and workshops. His book, Train Your Brain: How to Maximize Memory Ability in Older Adulthood was published by Routledge Publishing and his latest book is entitled Cranium Crunches, both of which can be found on Amazon.