The Decoding Dementia Gathering


The Decoding Dementia Gathering

DementiaDementia InterventionsLife EnrichmentQuality of LifeStaff Efficiency

Linked Senior, Activity Connection, the National Association of Activity Professionals (NAAP), and the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP) are proud to partner and provide quarterly educational #ActivitiesStrong virtual gatherings. Building on the success of past #ActivitiesStrong Gatherings, this free, half day virtual event will provide attendees with resources and important strategies for improving their dementia care programming so that it is more meaningful for residents. The event will bring together the country’s leading resident engagement experts who will focus on the latest trends in care, highlight exclusive data and share best practices to help senior living communities shape the future of resident engagement. Join us for this #ActivitiesStrong even to learn about the current state of resident engagement, discover best practices and understand what kind of long lasting change we can make that will impact how we build person-centered experiences for older adults.  

Understand how best practices like LEGO Serious Play can help the life enrichment department meaningfully engage residents living with dementia
Enable interdisciplinary collaboration on your team by learning how one community started and maintained a dementia inclusive community
Learn about specific examples of person-directed approaches to meaningful resident engagement – all aimed at training and supporting team members 

Session Presentation Resources: 

Session 1: Dementia and LEGO Serious Play for Improved Engagement (Download Presentation Here) (Watch the recording here)

  • Loretta Veney (Inspirational Speaker and Trainer, Owner and Principal Consultant at Superior Training Solutions)

Break 1 (Download Presentation Here)

  • Dr. Jennifer Stelter, Psy.D., CDP, CADDCT, CCTP, Chief Engagement Officer, Resident Engagement Institute, Director of Product Research, Linked Senior

Session 2: Dementia Inclusivity Our Journey (Download Presentation Here) (Download Handout Here) (Watch the recording here)

  • Donielle Palmer (Director of Resident Services, Westminster Canterbury Shenandoah Valley)
  • Abby D’Arcangelis, MT-BC (Music Therapist, Westminster Canterbury Shenandoah Valley )

Session 3: The Person Comes First – Learning and Education for Those Who Work with People with Dementia (Download Presentation Here) (Watch the recording here)

  • Kirsten Jacobs (Senior Director of Shared Learning Initiatives, LeadingAge)
  • Moriah Bernhardt, MA, ATR, CDP (Senior Director of Programs, Christian Living Communities)