Topic: Promoting Effective Communication with People Living with Dementia (1CE)
This is an IDFPR Required Course for all healthcare license renewal
Theresa Dewey, ATR-BC, LCPC, Dementia Consultant at Dewey Dementia Consulting
Date and time:
Live Zoom events:
September 28th, 2023 Thursday evening 6 PM
September 30th, 2023 Saturday morning 10 AM
Pick any day to attend. You don’t need to select anything at check out, just use the zoom link provided.
Place: Spring Advisory Zoom
1 of CE credit hour for
· Illinois Social Workers (IDFPR)
· Illinois Psychologists (IDFPR)
· Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors (NBCC)
· Art therapists (ATCB)
• Attendees will recognize at least 5 communication changes that take place throughout the progression of dementia
• Attendees will identify at least 3 types of nonverbal communication
• Attendees will identify at least 5 strategies to promote effective communication with people living with dementia
Communication can be complicated by dementia, both expressively and receptively. We will zoom out to examine ways we communicate with people living with dementia without words, including tone of voice, body posture, and facial cues. We will also explore behavioral communication, what a person living with dementia may be trying to tell us without words.
This course will review basic concepts of dementia, including diagnostic process and available treatment options. We will then explore changes in communication related to each stage of dementia and best practices for supporting these changes.
Theresa Dewey is a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) and board-certified art therapist (ATR-BC) with over 19 years’ experience in dementia care, intellectual disability care, and end-of-life care. She has worked in various settings, including roles at residential facilities, art therapy studios, a behavioral neurology clinic, and the Alzheimer’s Association. Currently, she provides dementia education and consultation through Dewey Dementia Consulting. Dewey is passionate about ending stigma related to dementia and cognitive impairment. She received a Master of Arts in Art Therapy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA in Anthropology/Sociology from Rhodes College.
ILLINOIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY: Starting from January 2023, all health professionals licensed under IDFPR must complete required CE training in the areas of sexual harassment prevention, implicit bias awareness training, Alzheimer’s and dementia training, and mandated reporter training.
IL Public Act 102-0399 requires all health care professional who has continuing education requirements to complete a one-hour course in training on the diagnosis, treatment, and care of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias per renewal period. All healthcare licensees can take this CE from any qualified CE provider.