Don’t Drug Grandma: Relieving Pain and Agitation without Sedation in Dementia
We’ve all seen it: people with dementia, lethargic and disoriented when treated for aggression.
Should this be the goal?
We know pain, as well as delusions, paranoia, and distress come from the progression of disease, unmet needs and the effects of the local environment.
Can we do better?
Join a geriatrician to unpack the causes and bust the myths of treating agitation and pain.
When person centered care techniques fail – caring for needs, providing for comfort, playing music, etc – when these do not work, there remains a reliable solution.
However, it requires rethinking our approach and finding the right treatments, not constantly relying on the blunt instrument of sedation to relieve distress and psychosis.
Stop trading agitation for sleepy confusion.
The meds matter.
Weekly Webinar and Q&A
Join us for our weekly conversation on how you can manage the complex interplay of pain, agitation, and dementia. You will be presented with ideas you can use immediately to improve the lives of those you are caring for.
Dr Liz has a book coming out on May 31 – “Living in the Moment – Overcoming Challenges and Finding Moments of Joy in Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias.” This book serves as a human, approachable guide to navigating the seas of dementia – how to sail through the stormy days and how to enjoy the blue sky days.
Date: Every Wednesday, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM (Pacific Time)
Location: Online Webinar