A Conversation with Persons with Dementia and their Families Navigating the Maze of Services
Discussion Questions include but are not limited to:
When did persons with cognitive problems and their families recognize they needed help from others?
What were the unmet needs of persons with cognitive problems and their families?
Who was consulted when unmet needs associated with cognitive issues were noted?
Where did persons and families have to go to get services in their communities?
How helpful were the available services in addressing the identified needs of persons with cognitive problems and their families?
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Provision of health care to the public
Explain why persons with dementia and their family members feel alone in handling their situation. Name some of the identified needs of persons with dementia and their family members. Identify the barriers persons with dementia and their families face in locating services to address their needs.
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have worked in the field of aging for 32 years and have been Director of Education & Outreach Programs at SIU Alzheimer's Center for 21 years. I have served on the Illinois Public Health Association's Executive Council since 2007 as the Senior Health Section Representative. I have presented on a variety of topics related to aging and dementia at conferences and workshops primarily throughout Illinois but also nationally and internationally.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.