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Tools to Optimize Quality Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care: Tackling Loneliness and Social Isolation

Course: #4961Level: Intermediate1 Hour 130 Reviews

This session will review practical and cost-effective strategies care providers can implement to impact these areas. Following the framework of person-centered care, providers will hear about meaningful and purposeful activity, sensory, technology, and wellness strategies they can implement to mitigate the potentially harmful effects of isolation.

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Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to recognize the scope of the problem related to isolation for residents with dementia.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify practical approaches to implement person-centered care initiatives while in isolation.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list ways to enhance social connectedness while in isolation.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to recognize how elements of a person-centered approach can minimize behaviors and enhance functional performance while in isolation.


0-10 Minutes Background, Infection Control Challenges
10-15 Minutes Person-Centered Care
15-25 Minutes Impact of Routines
25-35 Minutes Social Isolation and Loneliness
35-45 Minutes Active Engagement and Purpose
45-50 Minutes Staying Connected
50-55 Minutes Case Study
55-60 Minutes Key Take-Aways Regarding Activity and Engagement


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