9th Annual Geriatric Conference Building Partnerships for Geriatric Care
June 14 & 15, 2019
|June 14, 2019|
|1.00||5:00-6:00 pm||Engaging People Living with Dementia and their Caregivers as Co-Researchers in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research
A presentation on the importance of including people with dementia and their caregivers as co-researchers in studies of dementia care, with a focus on patient-centered outcomes research.
|Michael Lepore, PhD|
|6:00 – 6:45 pm||Poster Reception||Student Posters|
|1.00||6:30 – 7:30 pm||Self [Improv]ment: Care Giving
Improv offers a dynamic opportunity for collaborative thinking and innovative communication in all aspects of your life. By learning applied improv techniques, you will be able to confidently communicate and think on your feet in new ways as a caregiver. You will learn tools to be more present and be solution minded as you advocate for the health care needs of your loved ones.
|June 15, 2019|
|0.25||8:15 – 8:30 am||Welcome||Carole White, PhD, RN|
|0.75||8:30 – 9:15 am||Onboarding for Families at the Time of a Diagnosis of Dementia
A discussion of what families need in terms of information and support during the period surrounding the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.
|Neela Patel, MD
|0.75||9:15 -10:00 am||Persons living with dementia and their families: How to communicate, plan, and make decisions about current and future care
Discuss perspectives of people with dementia and their families around planning care, including research related to decision-supports, and proxy decision-making
|Jung Kwak, PhD, MSW
|0.75||10:15 – 11:00 am||Track 1: A Walk Through Dementia/Dementia Friendly Practices for Healthcare Professionals
5 Key Messages:
1. Dementia is not a normal part of aging.
2. Dementia is caused by diseases of the brain.
3. Dementia is not just about having memory problems.
4. It is possible to have a good quality of life with dementia.
5. There’s more to the person than the dementia.
|Jennifer Brackett, MsG
Michelle Kimzey, PhD
|Track 2: Patient-Centered Research Outcomes – Toolkit for Incorporating Voices of People Living with Dementia and their Families in Research (Part 1)
This session will focus on reviewing and revising standards for engaging community stakeholders, including people living with dementia and their families, in patient centered outcomes research focused on dementia care.
|Moderator(s): Dr. Carole White & the PCORI Stakeholder Advisory Council|
|0.75||11:05 – 11:50 pm||Track 1: Dementia Care Guidelines
Ten content areas of the new Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations will illustrate the goals of quality dementia care.
The participant will be able to:
· List at least 3 of the Alzheimer’s Association recommendations (grounded in the fundamentals of person-centered care) for quality dementia care.
· Apply the recommendations for quality care when working with individuals living with dementia and their families in long-term and community-based care settings. Demonstrate the tools for developing a systemic dementia care plan utilizing the recommendations.
|Ginny Funk (Alzheimer’s Association)|
|Track 2: Patient-Centered Research Outcomes – Toolkit for Incorporating Voices of People Living with Dementia and their Families in Research (Part 2)
This session will focus on activities to build capacity for stakeholder engagement in patient-centered outcomes research
|Moderator (s): Sara Masoud & the PCORI Stakeholder Advisory Council|
|11:50 – 1:00 pm||Lunch/Networking||with Vendors|
|0.75||1:00 – 2:00 pm||Memory’s Last Breath: Field Notes on my Dementia
Gerda Saunders will speak about her life living with dementia, what she has learned, and what she thinks people, in particular, the health care teams need to better understand in supporting people living with dementia and their families.
|Gerda Saunders, PhD|
|2:00-2:20 pm||Break (book signing or sale?)||Visit with vendors who will provide an afternoon snack!|
|0.75||2:20 – 3:05 pm||Track 1: Diversion Activities for the Hospital Setting
|Meghan Leibas, MSN,RN,CRRN|
|Track 2: Patient-Centered Research Outcomes – Measuring what Matters
This session will focus on identifying and prioritizing patient-centered outcomes that are important in better palliative care for people living with dementia and their families
|Moderator(s): Dr. Angelica Davila & the PCORI Stakeholder Advisory Council|
|Track 3: Texercise
Texercise is a statewide health promotions initiative operated by Texas Health and Human Services. Texercise aims to educate and engage individuals and communities in healthy aging activities (physical activity and nutrition). This session will share information on Texercise, how you can use its resources, and demonstrate Texercise exercises.
|1.00||3:15-4:15 pm||Person-directed Palliative Dementia Care: Optimizing Comfort and Quality of Life
A discussion on different aspects of living with dementia and how palliative care can impact patient(family) centered outcomes across the trajectory
|Amy McLean, DNP|
|0.25||4:15–4:30 pm||Wrap up||Carole White, PhD, RN|
|0.50||Online Evaluation||Opens after conference concludes|