Living Well with Dementia: An Exploration of Person-Centered Approaches

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Living Well with Dementia: An Exploration of Person-Centered Approaches

Posted on October 18, 2019

Live Webinar: Tuesday, December 17th, from 1pm – 2pm EST

What does it mean to live well with dementia? How does a positive frame shift the assumptions we make about the interests and capacity of someone living with dementia? Who are the true experts? Join us for an exploration of person-centered approaches to dementia care—both philosophical and practical.

Participants will be able to:

  • Define the values that guide and underpin person-centered approaches to dementia care.
  • Explore national and international examples to prompt new ideas and thinking.
  • Consider what small (or large) steps you and your organization can take to grow your current offerings.

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*All attendees will receive 1-hour of NCCAP, NCCDP and NAB CEU credits for attending the live webinar.

Kirsten M. Jacobs, MSW
Director, Dementia and Wellness Education
LeadingAge

Photo: Kristen Jacobs

Kirsten Jacobs began working in aging services more than seventeen years ago. She credits her four amazing grandparents for her passion for the field. Her undergraduate thesis project, which was dedicated to sharing art with older adults, set the stage for an ongoing interest in dementia and holistic wellbeing. Kirsten has held various positions in senior living, memory care, and long-term care managementincluding administrator and executive director. Currently, she serves on the education team at LeadingAge, a national association of elder serving organizations.

As the director of dementia and wellness education, Kirsten leads LeadingAge’s dementia and wellness education strategy and provides thought leadership to various audiences, including speaking/presenting and delivering technical assistance to LeadingAge members. Kirsten also leads LeadingAge’s ageism work which supports the organization’s vision, an America freed from ageism.

Kirsten earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in the field of Arts Administration with a minor in Studio Art from Scripps College (Claremont, CA), and a Master of Social Work (MSW) and gerontology certificate from Portland State University (Portland, OR).

Charles de Vilmorin
CEO
Linked Senior

Photo: Charles de Vilmorin

Charles de Vilmorin is the co-founder and CEO of Linked Senior, a resident engagement platform for senior care. He has more than 9 years of experience in the healthcare and long-term care field. He is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and Validation Method Worker.