(Can also be delivered as a keynote or a breakout session)
Family members and professional caregivers are sometimes surprised and offended when someone with a cognitive disorder displays surprising or inappropriate sexual behavior.
In this presentation, Elaine helps attendees understand that this type of behavior is not uncommon in stroke survivors, people who are living with Alzheimer’s and other cognitive disorders, and individuals who take dopamine to control the symptoms of Parkinson’s.
Caregivers come away:
- Being aware of how unmet needs can look like anger, aggression, and other challenging behaviors
- Understanding the importance of joining people with cognitive disorders where they are
- Knowing some new methods for improving communication and reducing agitation and stress for the care receiver as well as the caregiver