Transformative Dementia Care Communication and Response (Train the Trainer) Keynote Speaker: Joshua Freitas, Ph.D.(c), M.Ed., BC-DEd, et al CERTUS Senior Living/Institution and National Institute for Dementia Education (NIDE)
This Keynote presentation is grounded in evidence-based research that focuses on the safety of the person with dementia. Interventions which minimizing elopement, increasing positive communities, and overall resident safety will be looked at through behavior-based cues and shuttle environmental factors. The framework of this presentation is a participatory train the-trainer method to ensure attendees leave with useful tools which can easily be impended and used for training others. As transformation is the key objective this session it will be sure to inspire professional to make a difference by sharing knowledge and understanding that is learned.
As the population of people living with dementia will increase 38.5% by 2025 in Florida, it is crucial that we share information that could save a life, help caregivers, and keep those with dementia. This presentation would be an hours in length and is pact with helpful tips, ideas, an techniques for working with people with dementia.
Joshua J. Freitas is an award-winning memory care program developer, researcher, and author. His careand training philosophies have been featured in prominent publications, including Long-Term LivingMagazine, Healthcare Provider Magazine, Science Today Magazine, local news channels, and much more. Freitas serves as the Vice President of Program Development at CERTUS Senior Living, LLC, where he oversees memory care philosophy and initiatives throughout the company. Also, Freitas has been appointed as the Chief Education Officer and Chair of the Council for the National Institute for Dementia Education (NIDE) where he works with dementia experts from around the nation to push best practices forward. Currently, Freitas is a Doctoral student at California Institute of Integral Studies where he focuses on Clinical Gerontology and Aging Neuroscience. He has also studied Non-Pharmacological Healthcare at Lesley University, Healthcare Economics at Harvard University, and Music Education and Music Therapy at Berklee College of Music.
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