Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminar

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 10:00am to 4:00pm

This is a past event.

USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, 124 & 224 3715 McClintock Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Led by:  Nathaniel C. Smith, BSRT, RRT, CADDCT, CDP, Director of Dementia Care Services, PruittHealth Corporation

Hosted by:  Caroline Cicero, Instructional Assistant Professor and USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

Topics Include:

  • Overview of Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia: Introduction, Diagnosis, Treatment
  • Communication & Feelings
  • Depression and Repetitive Behaviors
  • Paranoia, Hallucinations, Wandering and Hoarding
  • Aggressive Behaviors, Catastrophic Reactions, Intimacy and Sexuality
  • Personal Care: Pain, Nutrition, Bathing, Dressing, Toileting, Falls and Sleep Distrurbances
  • Activities 
  • Environment
  • Staff & Family Support and Abuse & Neglect Prevention
  • Diversity & Cultural Competence
  • Spiritual Care and End of Life issues

Course Goals & Objectives:

  • To provide fundamental education on dementia and dementia care
  • To enhance the quality of life of dementia patients through education care providers
  • To foster sensitivity and respect for the dementia client
  • To teach communication techniques
  • To provide sensitive approaches for assisting patients with activities of daily living


Event Type

Lecture / Talk / Workshop


Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff


University Park Campus

Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
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