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.
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.
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.