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From Reactive to Proactive: A Wellness Model for People Living with Dementia

November 9, 2018

Holiday Inn Portland South
25425 SW 95th Avenue
Wilsonville, Oregon 97070

In this full-day workshop from MOVE (Making Oregon Vital for Elders), geriatrician Dr. Al Power will:

  • Show how medically oriented dementia intervention fails to address peoples’ needs and enables dependence, distress, and the use of inappropriate medications
  • Discuss the pros and cons of nonpharmacological approaches and the needs-based behavioral model
  • Share alternate dementia practices and a framework that supports proactive, strengths-based evaluation and strategies that enhance several aspects of resident well-being
  • Teach essential skills for communication and for understanding distress

Who Should Attend?

Individuals who work in or support long-term care communities and care partners who:

  • Wish to deepen their understanding of and responsiveness to the needs of individuals living with dementia through person-directed practices
  • Want actionable solutions that create individualized approaches for improving the well-being of people living with dementia and their care partners

More Information & Registration

Visit Brown Paper Tickets to learn more and to register.

Continuing Education

Continuing education credit is available for NH, ALF/RCF, AFH, and memory care administers and direct care staff.


G. Allen Power, M.D., is a board certified internist, geriatrician, and newly appointed Schlegel Chair in Aging and Dementia Innovation at the Schlegel-U. Waterloo Research Institute for Aging in Ontario, Canada. He is also a clinical associate professor of medicine at the University of Rochester, New York, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians/American Society for Internal Medicine, and an international educator on transformational models of care for older adults, particularly those living with changing cognitive abilities. Learn more about Dr. Power.


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