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AFA Care Connection Webinar: Misunderstanding Pain in Dementia Care
September 14, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC-5
Sharing her care partner experience, this webinar will discuss the experience of the speaker and her father, who had Alzheimer’s Disease, was misdiagnosed as being “combative” and put on mood-altering drugs. However, the issue was that he could not communicate he was in pain. This webinar seeks to help those who are care partners for someone with dementia to understand how to recognize the signs and signals of pain, and to provide strategies to improve quality of life.
Marcy Cottrell Houle is a professional wildlife biologist, national speaker, and award-winning author of four books. She has written for The New York Times, L.A. Times, Nature Conservancy Magazine, Cricket Magazine for Children, and Reader’s Digest, among other national publications. Her newest book, The Gift of Caring: Saving Our Parents from the Perils of Modern Healthcare,” co-authored with Elizabeth Eckstrom, MD, MPH, and her book , “Wings for My Flight: The Peregrine Falcons of Chimney Rock,” have both won the national Christopher Award, for “books that affirm the highest values of the human spirit.”