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CR 3-304 Still Someone: Organizing Older Adults with Memory Loss

Instructor: Margit Novack
Total time: 75 minutes
CEUs: 1.0
Conference Year: 2016


Course Description
Control and dignity are complex issues for older adult clients, but for the client with memory loss, the need for control and dignity is greater. How do you maximize the individual's sense of control, as well as their dignity? This session describes a platform for understanding the impact of aging on memory, and provides concrete skills organizers can use to increase success with elderly clients, while maximizing the client's dignity and sense of control.

Learning Objectives
1. Understand types of memory loss and other factors that influence memory. 
2. Understand how people with memory loss can still participate meaningfully in decision-making. 
3. Learn communication strategies that reduce client anxiety and frustration and maximize client dignity and independence. 

Code Words
Please be sure to listen for and record the code words given during the presentation. The instructor will explicitly verbalize code words periodically throughout the class (i.e. "The first code word is...") Note: Not all instructors give code words. If you do not hear any, please indicate "none given" on the course evaluation.