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Mindfulness for Dementia

Mindfulness is a powerful strategy to help relieve anxiety and stress. Learn the latest research and relevant strategies on how mindfulness can benefit those with dementia and their caregivers.

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Improve the quality of life for dementia patients and their caregivers 

 It is estimated that as many as 7% of adults over age 60 suffer from dementia. Symptoms of dementia can often cause changes in mood, depression, and anxiety. Caring for someone with dementia can also be stressful. Practicing mindfulness can benefit both those with dementia and their caregivers. This online program will present evidence-based strategies that you can incorporate into your practice to help patients and caregivers improve their quality of life. 

You will learn:  

  • How to explain what mindfulness is and what benefits arise from the practice 
  • Where and why mindfulness is beneficial in dementia and caregiver stress 
  • How our thoughts and core beliefs dictate our stress reactivity, and how mindfulness facilitates self-management of that reactivity
  • A variety of mindfulness practices 
  • How to apply mindfulness practice to work with patient, caregivers, and your own life 

Who should attend

This program is designed for RNs, LPNs, NPs, Social Workers, Counselors, Professional Caregivers, Nursing Home Administrators and other professional caregivers who support people with dementia and their families.


  • Head shot of instructor Dr. Ann Recine

    Dr. Ann Recine has practiced as a nurse practitioner for 15 years. Much of that time she has been a professor at UWEC with a specialty in Geriatrics Nursing. She has been teaching meditation to patients and staff since 2004. She has especially enjoyed seeing the life-giving effects of meditation in the lives of people with medical and psychiatric challenges. Her evidence-based approach to meditation is practical and easily individualized for people with dementia, their caregivers, and anyone who wants to improve their serenity and awareness.

CEU Information
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Participants will earn 3 Contact Hours upon completion of this program.

UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6669. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

Additional CEU Information by Profession: 

Wisconsin Social Workers

Our programs qualify as continuing education offered by an accredited university. The State Board recognizes contact hours for all listed programs.

Wisconsin Substance Abuse Counselors

The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services approves contact hours for programs consisting of relevant content taught by qualified presenters. Contact our office with questions about specific program approvals.

Wisconsin Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists

Our programs qualify as required continuing education offered by an accredited university. The State Board recognizes contact hours for all programs.

Wisconsin Licensed Counselors

Our programs qualify as required continuing education offered by an accredited university. The State Board recognizes contact hours for all programs.

Wisconsin Educators and School Psychologists

Continuing education programs from the University of Wisconsin campuses may qualify toward your Professional Development Plan (PDP).

Other Professions

Contact your professional board or organization for specific continuing education requirements.

Disability Accommodations

UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education encourages individuals with disabilities or other special needs to participate in our programs whenever possible. If you require a reasonable accommodation, please notify us at least two weeks in advance of the program so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Contact Continuing Education at 715-836-3636 / toll-free 866-893-2423, or use the Wisconsin Relay System (711). All requests are kept confidential.

An EEO/Affirmative Action employer, University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and ADA requirements.

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