Dementia among persons with mental illness and other disorders that include changes in cognition, functioning and behavior is the emphasis for determining practical non-pharmacological intervention strategies that address the effects of brain changes on cognition, behaviors and affect.  Suggested interventions will adapt communication, the environment, the task, and schedule of daily routines in a way that is individualized to the person, specific disorder (e.g., the type of dementia), severity of disorder, and situation.  A brief overview of dementia (including types of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia with Lewy Bodies and Frontotemporal dementia) will be presented.

Handouts used during the training are provided to participants on-site; the complete set of handouts are available here.