Last week DAI members and others were privileged to have Dr Allan Power present a session, Dementia Beyond Disease: Enhancing Well-Being as part of our A Meeting of the Minds Webinar series. Thank you Al, your effort, and deep commitment to improving the lives of people with dementia is appreciated.
Dr Allen Power is an internist, geriatrician, and clinical associate professor of medicine at the University of Rochester, New York, and is an international educator on transformational models of elder care, particularly for those with changing cognitive abilities. Dr. Power is the author of two books, Dementia Beyond Drugs, and the newly released Dementia Beyond Disease. He has served as an advisor and educator for the US government for their antipsychotic reduction initiative. Dr. Power is also a board member and educator for The Eden Alternative, the world’s largest culture change movement for elder care.
You will find his presentation enlightening, and hopefully, if you work in dementia care, culture changing.
Dementia Alliance International (DAI) is a non-profit group of people with dementia from around the world that seeks to represent, support, and educate others living with the disease, and an organisation that will provide a unified voice of strength, advocacy and support in the fight for individual autonomy and improved quality of life.
See the recording of his session here. Apologies it has not been edited to improve the quality.
Dementia Beyond Disease: Enhancing Well-Being
We will post his power point slides here as soon as possible but due to my current poor internet connection, they won’t download here!
For those who want to follow Dr Power’s schedule, see his website here http://www.alpower.net/gallenpower_schedule.htm
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