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Holistic Palliative Care for Alzheimer's/Dementia Patients

Posted 1/3/2012 Categories: chronic care, palliative care, dementia, hospice, webinar, alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and accounts for the largest percentage of dementia cases. For patients with end-stage Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, palliative and hospice care professionals can achieve optimal results by providing holistic end-of-life care services.

As part of their interdisciplinary topics series, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is hosting a webinar to discuss the importance of interdisciplinary team collaboration in assessing and holistically treating these patients and supporting their families.

Amedisys Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Kevin Henning, and China Phillips, Nurse Practitioner at Columbus Hospice, will:

  • identify pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options
  • discuss behavioral issues associated with patients with dementia
  • offer strategies with a focus on nursing and other interdisciplinary team member interventions to help families adapt to the day-to-day challenges of caring for a loved one with advanced dementia.

For more info and registration:

January Interdisciplinary Topic Holistic Palliative Care for Alzheimer/Dementia Patients
January 12, 2012 - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET
CE/CME Offered: Counselor, Nurse, Physician, and Social Work

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