The Validation method motivates older adults with cognitive decline to communicate more, relieve stress, and enhance dignity and happiness in their final stage of life. … Read more
Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC/SLP, is an award-winning Dementia Educator, author and consultant. Passionate about enriching the lives of people with dementia, Jennifer is on a mission to put the focus of care on the person’s preferences, interests and abilities. She has combined Dr. Montessori’s philosophy of learning and living with what we know about aging and dementia care best practices. It is not a technique, task or intervention. It’s a way of living one’s life to the fullest extent possible. In this presentation you’ll learn how to incorporate simple, low cost evidenced based design guidelines into your community to help residents thrive.
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Join us for a presentation and discussion on how to transform care for older adults using positive psychology. We will begin by understanding the tenants of positive psychology; positive emotions, positive individual traits, and positive institutions. … Read more
Join Dr. Tracey Gendron, Gerontologist and Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Gerontology, in a discussion about taking the next steps to disrupt ageism in your organization. … Read more
Ashton Applewhite is an acclaimed author and activist, most recently on the subject of ageism.… Read more