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End of Life Care and Letting Go: Providing Care in the Final Stages of Dementia

October 30, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Announcing our next monthly ECHO Hawaii Zoom session for UH Center on Aging’s Hawaii Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative’s (HADI) continuing education series on dementia issues for Memory Care Navigators and dementia care providers.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
10-11 am: Presentation, Q&A

PRESENTER: Dorothy Colby, Certified Positive Approach™ to Dementia Care Trainer, National Mentor

See below for log-in information. A pdf of the slides and attachment will be sent beforehand to known contacts, and to attendees upon request. Please let me know if you’ll be attending.

Dorothy Colby is a dementia care specialist and certified Teepa Snow Positive Approach™ to Care Trainer and National Support Mentor. She is the Administrator at Hale Kuike Nuuanu, a care home specializing in memory care and designed with current best practices in dementia care and environment. Dorothy has more than 20 years of professional and personal experience in caring for people living with dementia. Her workshops provide essential information for families and professional care partners on how to have a positive and meaningful relationship with loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia throughout their journey. She explains what is happening to the brain, so that we can empathize, adjust our approach and expectations, and be able to connect and support those who are living with dementia.

In this presentation of the Positive Approach to Dementia Care™ series, End of Life Care & Letting Go: Providing Care in the Final Stages of Dementia, you will “learn to recognize a patient’s progression into the final stages of dementia and provide best care with Teepa Snow’s disease-level appropriate techniques. You will also learn about: how to connect with someone in late stage dementia, how to recognize and manage pain, and how to help the care team grieve the loss and celebrate the person’s life; indicators that the disease has progressed into its final stages and how to provide the most effective comfort care; how to communicate when there are no words through visual, auditory, and physical signals of connection; advance directives, POLST, DNR orders, palliative and hospice care; giving the person with dementia permission to pass without giving up on them (Letting Go vs. Giving Up).”

(taken from http://www.dorothycolby.com/p/course-descriptions.html )


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If you are a new user, we recommend you download and install Zoom early and run a test connection. If you are unsure how to join a session or how to use Zoom, see www.echohawaii.org under the Resources tab for an instructional video. If you have remaining questions or would like to run a test session before the meeting , call UH TASI ECHO Support at 808-956-6668.

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ALSO: When you log on to the link above, you will be prompted to type your name in order to enter the meeting. Please type out your whole name so we can track who is attending. If you are calling in please let me know who you by email, because we’re keeping track of attendance and only the phone number will show up on the screen.

REMINDER: Please note that if you are only able to phone in and not use a computer, that the call-in numbers above are not toll free. All phones do not incur charges, but this might present a problem for those of you in offices that don’t allow your desk phones to call non-tollfree numbers. This problem can be alleviated by using your cell phone or logging on and using the audio from the computer for these sessions, or using a phone in your office that does allow this. If you are using your computer speaker you won’t need to call in.


October 30, 2018
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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