Date & Time
Monday, July 22, 2024, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
327 Remembering Those Who Can't: Dementia in Corrections

Successful implementation of dementia-friendly health care requires collaboration between health care professionals and custody. By addressing the unique challenges associated with dementia care in correctional settings, this framework enables early detection, enhances the quality of life for individuals with dementia, promotes staff and patient well-being and safety, and reinforces the understanding and compassion needed to serve this vulnerable population.

Educational Objectives

  • Review the various types of dementia, early signs of cognitive decline, and the unique vulnerabilities of patients with dementia
  • Describe standardized screening tools and how to conduct cognitive assessments
  • Discuss effective communication strategies aimed at de-escalation during potential crises

Level: Intermediate