South Coast Region Meeting: Behavioral Expressions: A New Approach to Behaviors in Dementia

Friday, June 23, 2017, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM PT

All LeadingAge CA members are invited to this upcoming South Coast Region Meeting. Attendees will have a chance to hear announcements from the association, network with other LeadingAge CA members and listen to a presentation from our featured guest speaker.

A major and worsening feature of dementia is the change in behavior that affected individuals experience. Behavioral and psychological changes, predominantly apathy and depression, emerge in the prodromal stage of dementia, known as mild cognitive impairment, and evolve to include symptoms such as agitation, anxiety, aggressiveness and wandering as memory and thinking abilities decline. Rather than approaching behavioral changes in dementia as problems, troublesome, or challenging, new approaches to dementia care conceptualize behaviors as expressions, emphasizing their communicative aspect and using tools such as the DICE approach to untangle their meaning and respond appropriately. This presentation is designed to empower members with both knowledge and tools to more effectively and compassionately respond to behaviors. 

12:00-12:30p: Welcome, Registration, Lunch
12:30-1:30p: Behavioral Expressions: A New Approach to Behaviors in Dementia
1:30-2:00p: Closing, Tour
Presenter: Cordula Dick-Muehlke, Ph.D, Cordula Cares
Registration fee: $25 includes lunch


Walnut Village
891 S. Walnut Street
Anaheim, CA 92802