Wednesday, September 2nd (Session F3) - Envisioning the Future of Person-Centered Dementia Care from a Pandemic Perspective

Session F3

This session features a trio of renowned physicians who are thought leaders in the world of human-centered, person-directed, and relationship-based care and support for people living with dementia and those who care for and about them. It includes a reflection on all things dementia now that the world as we know it has been forever changed by COVID-19. Dr. Al Power will discuss “Beyond ‘BPSD’: A Well-being Approach, which is a proactive, strength-based approached to understanding distress. Dr. Dan Potts will share “Lester’s Legacy: Finding the Artist Within” focusing on personhood and humanity and the spiritual and holistic aspects of living with dementia. Dr. Jonathan Evans will present, “A Critique of the Past, Present and Future of Dementia Care, from a COVID-19 Lens.”

1. Describe a strength-based approach to understanding distress in people living with dementia.
2. Reflect on the inspiration to be gained, empathy to be fostered and life lessons to be shared via connecting with persons living with dementia through art and life narrative.
3. Explain the fundamental mismatch between care needs and care delivery based largely on false assumptions about dementia and an unwillingness to restructure care delivery and how the COVID-19 experience has made clear what the future must be for the care and support of people living with dementia.
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Jonathan Evans

MD, MPH, CMD, FACP

Jonathan Evans, MD, is the Medical Director of two nursing homes. He is Vice-President of The Consumer Voice Governing Board and serves on the Pioneer Network Board of Directors. In his article for Caring for the Ages (August 2017), he wrote this about Person-Centered Care and Culture Change: "Throughout history, the fields of medicine and nursing have always been guided by an ethical framework that has aspired and strived to put the best interests of the patient first. This often has been accompanied by a paternalistic attitude that assumes patients cannot know or decide what is in their own best interests as they are not experts in medicine. But how do others really know what is in our best interest — especially if they don’t really know us, our preferences, or our goals?" From his biography: "Evans sees relationships as an essential part of health care. He was among the earliest advocates of the culture change movement, persuading elder communities to shift from physician- and facility-oriented programming to person-centered care. He considers the details of an elder’s life story as essential as a medical history.  “Most medicine is meant to cheat death,” Evans says, “but in geriatrics, we accept death as normal. Our goal is to help people live and not just survive.”

Daniel Potts

MD, FAAN

Daniel C. Potts, MD, FAAN is a neurologist, author, educator and champion of those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and their care partners. Selected by the American Academy of Neurology as the 2008 Donald M. Palatucci Advocate of the Year, he also has been designated an Architect of Change by Maria Shriver. In 2016, he was chosen by the University of Alabama Medical Alumni Association as a recipient of the Martha Myers Role Model Award, which honors physician alumni whose lives epitomize the ideal of service to their communities. Along with his wife, Ellen W. Potts, MBA, he authored A Pocket Guide for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver, which is recommended by the Alzheimer’s Association, the American Academy of Neurology and Maria Shriver. Inspired by his father’s transformation from saw miller to watercolor artist in the throes of dementia through person-centered care and the expressive arts, Dr. Potts seeks to make these therapies more widely available through his foundation, Cognitive Dynamics. Additionally, he is passionate about promoting self-preservation and dignity for all persons with cognitive impairment. He practices neurology at the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center.

Al Power

M.D., Schlegel Chair in Aging and Dementia Innovation

Dr. Al Power worked as a geriatrician in long-term care communities for over 20 years. He led St. John's Home in Rochester, NY in becoming the world's largest Eden Alternative member home. He also helped St. John’s develop the only community-embedded Green House homes in the nation. Al is a former member of the Eden Alternative board of directors and a Certified Eden Educator. He is currently consulting with the Green House Project on their dementia educational tools. Al's work in Canada includes assisting Schlegel Villages with their culture change journey, as well as their support of people living with dementia. Al is currently co-writing a book with Dr. Jennifer Carson on creating inclusive communities for people living with dementia.

Kathy Hagen

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F3: Envisioning the Future of Person-Centered Dementia Care from a Pandemic Perspective
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2 Questions Please give us your feedback. Objectives: 1. Describe a strength-based approach to understanding distress in people living with dementia. 2. Reflect on the inspiration to be gained, empathy to be fostered and life lessons to be shared via connecting with persons living with dementia through art and life narrative. 3. Explain the fundamental mismatch between care needs and care delivery based largely on false assumptions about dementia and an unwillingness to restructure care delivery and how the COVID-19 experience has made clear what the future must be for the care and support of people living with dementia.
Nursing Home Administrator Certificate
1.25 NAB credits  |  Certificate available
1.25 NAB credits  |  Certificate available The National Continuing Education Review Services (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Board (NAB) has approved Pioneer Network Envisioning the Future: 2020 & Beyond Virtual Gathering program for continuing education credit. Program Approval Code: 20210831-72.75-A68660-DL. A total of 51.0 credits have been approved. Please note that .25 additional hours will be awarded for successfully completed post-tests taken. Maximum number of credits possible is 63.0.
Certified Dementia Practitioners Certificate
1.00 credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 credit  |  Certificate available Certified Dementia Practitioners – The National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners has approved the above named program for CEUs. A total of 51.00 attendee hours are possible.
Nurses Certificate
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Social Workers Certificate
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Activity Professional Certificate
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Recorded Session Certificate
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