Dementia Hacks:

Expert Strategies for the Most Difficult Symptoms and Behaviors

April 30, 2021

8:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Virtual presentation presented by:

Course Description

This in-depth virtual workshop will address effective strategies to help people living with dementia during care interactions and care delivery by managing and reducing challenging behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. The workshop will guide learners to develop refined observational and analytical skills to prevent, recognize and intervene effectively when behavioral challenges occur. Learners will gain skills in matching their own approaches to the person’s needs and retained abilities by modifying communication techniques, the environment, and the task at hand to accomplish care delivery that promotes a sense of control and dignity for the person living with dementia.  Various sessions throughout the workshop will address typical issues and common behavioral symptoms and will help learners carefully focus on methods to best manage each symptom. Learners will engage with lecture slides, videos, interactive role-play, problem-solving, brainstorming, and case studies. In addition to Memory Care Home Solutions clinical staff, this event will feature guest speakers Washington University Geriatrician Dr. Timothy Holden, creative communication coach and founder of Project Present Ann Marie Mohr, and a panel of persons living with dementia and care partners to share their experiences. Learners will leave with new knowledge and skillsets in behavioral symptom identification and management strategies. Additionally, learners will have access to an interactive drop-in follow up session with Memory Care Home Solutions clinical staff for further learning and debriefing two weeks after the event.

Course approval applications are being submitted for continuing education credit for nursing home administrators, physical therapists, physicians, psychologists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and social workers.



  1. Learners will identify five common behavioral and psychological dementia symptoms.
  2. Learners will evaluate the benefits of pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.
  3. Learners will describe effective combinations of multi-modal helping techniques to prevent and manage each behavioral and psychological dementia symptom.
  4. Learners will use a structured and organized approach to recognize and cope with challenging behaviors by meeting unmet needs and intervening early and often with at-risk individuals.
  5. Learners will recognize the value of promoting well-being in reducing challenging behaviors and symptoms.



Early Professional Registration (includes CEUs):  $60/person by March 1st

Regular Professional Registration (includes CEUs): $79/person after March 1st

Family Caregiver & Student Registration: $30/person

Group pricing: $40/person for groups of 3+

Planning Committee Members

Marla Berg-Weger, PhD, MSW • Anna Brende, BA • Kari Burch, OTD, OTR/L

Jill Cigliana, MSOT, OTR/L • Ariel Mann, MSW • John Morley, MD

Rikka Skillrud, MSOT, OTR/L • Amy Sobrino, MSW, LCSW

For more information please contact

  • Amy Sobrino, MSW, LCSW
    Amy Sobrino, MSW, LCSW Program Services Coordinator

Requests for cancellation must be received in writing by email five (5) business days prior to the seminar in order to receive a full refund, minus a $10 administrative fee.  Cancellations received less than five business days from the seminar date will be issued a credit voucher to be used for a future Memory Care Home Solutions event.  If you are registered and do not attend the event, you are still responsible for full payment.  In the unlikely event that the seminar cannot be held, registrants will receive a refund in the amount of the full registration fee.  If you are not satisfied after participating in our educational seminar, please let us know in writing within seven days and we will issue a credit voucher for use at a future Memory Care Home Solutions event. 

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