Mastering the Art and Science of Dementia Care – (via Zoom)

Oct 24, 2024

8:30 am – 4:00 pm (MT)

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  • Course Overview

    Most team members in long-term care settings serve people living with dementia to one degree or another, but few are aware of the latest dementia research and how to leverage it for optimal results. This comprehensive all-day workshop helps participants move their skills to a new level by taking a deep dive into the two areas that make the biggest difference: great interpersonal technique and an understanding of the factors that drive cognitive decline.

    When we communicate better and help those we are serving function better, we can often prevent negative behavioral expressions, reduce antipsychotic usage, boost physical capacity, and improve quality of life.

    The course also explores leadership tools to help attendees take what they learn back to their teams and implement it. Participants will learn:

      • The VITAL 5 Pillars of Effective Dementia Care
      • New advances in our understanding of Alzheimer’s disease
      • Non-pharmacological techniques to influence behavior
      • New research about how to improve symptoms of depression, anxiety, suicidality, and other mental health challenges
      • How to make bathing, dressing, toileting, and medication assistance a more positive experience
      • How to create effective physical environments
      • Innovative strategies for recruiting and retaining highly engaged and effective team members

  • About the Presenter

    Eric Collett, Principal and Founder

    A Mind For All Seasons, LLC

    Eric Collett is the Principal and CEO of A Mind For All Seasons, LLC., an innovative company specializing in helping people of all ages optimize their cognitive functioning and improve symptoms of post-concussive disorders, dementia, brain fog, anxiety, depression, ADD, and other brain-related conditions.

    He is a nationally recognized speaker, consultant and dementia expert, a licensed residential care administrator, and a teacher at Boise State University and the College of Western Idaho.

    Eric believes that lifelong learning is a key to finding powerful new solutions to significant challenges and has been working to change lives through innovative dementia care techniques, brain health interventions, program development, and leadership strategies since 2000.


  • Fees and CEUs

    • $149.00 per person
    • Up to 7 CEUs possible

    Explanation of CEUs:

    • CEUs are awarded only to those individuals who are registered for the class (no substitutions are allowed).
    • Registered attendees must attend the entire presentation to receive CEUs.
    • Generally, one CEU is awarded for every sixty (60) minutes of actual presentation time.

    Registrant Responsibilities:

    • Upon paying for the course, registered attendees will receive a login link.
    • Registrants are not to share their login link or webinar phone number. Doing so could result in the authorized registrant not receiving CEUs for the session.
    • If a registrant is unable to attend, there is a link at the bottom of their registration e-mail that allows them to cancel their registration for a refund, prior to the start of the webinar.
    • Refunds will not be given after the beginning of the workshop.
    • Registrants should retain copies of their CEU certificate and any handouts in the event of audit by their licensing agency.

    Education offered by Idaho Health Care Association (IHCA) may also be sufficient for other license types (i.e.: Social Work, Certified Dietary Manager, etc.) as long as the learning objectives and educational levels of the presenter(s) meet the licensure requirements. It is up to each attendee to determine the appropriateness of a session and whether it will meet the requirements of their license type.


  • Agenda

    8:30-10:00 am – Session 1

    • Introduction, Groundwork, The VITAL 5 Pillars (Part 1)

    10:00-10:15 am – Break

    10:15 am-noon – Session 2

    • The VITAL 5 Pillars (Part 2), and The Technique Toolbox

    12:00-12:45 pm – Lunch (on your own)

    12:45-2:15 pm – Session 3

    • Research-Based Approaches to Influencing Care (Part 1)

    2:15-2:30 pm – Break

    2:30-4:00 pm – Session 4

    • Research-Based Approaches to Influencing Care (Part 2), and Effective Teamwork and Collaboration


  • Handouts

    If the presenter provides handouts, they will be posted here.

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