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COVID-19 Webinar Series: #5-Dementia Symptom Assessment and Management During Lockdown

  • Thursday, August 20, 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Webinar


Join the 5th webinar in the 2020 COVID-19 webinar series brought to you by EPN, Maryland-National Capital Homecare Association (MNCHA), & Learn Care Together LLCRegistration is free, but required. Register today!


Session Description:

This session will describe strategies to assess and manage symptoms experienced by individuals with dementia who are receiving home care during the COVID 19 era.  Innovative ideas to enhance communication, conduct visits while maintaining physical distance, and maintain physical function during lockdown will also be discussed.


At the end of this session, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe strategies to assess and manage symptoms experienced by individuals with dementia who are receiving home care during the COVID-19 era.
  2. Discuss innovative interventions to enhance communication, safely conduct in person visits, and maintain physical function during home restrictions.


About the Speaker

Dr. Beth Galik

Elizabeth Galik, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP is a Professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing and a nurse practitioner who specializes in improving neuropsychiatric care practices for older adults and their caregivers.  In addition to her teaching, she has served as the Principal Investigator of 4 externally funded research grants that focus on working with caregivers to optimize function and physical activity and effectively manage behavioral symptoms among older adults with dementia. 

Dr. Galik provides patient care to older adults and their caregivers in outpatient clinics, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and also has developed a house call practice for dementia symptom management.  She has served as a Past President of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association, a Scientific Review member for the National Institute on Aging and the International Psychogeriatric Association.  Additionally, she is the Co-Editor in Chief of Caring for the Ages and an expert advisor for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid to improve behavioral health and reduce the inappropriate use of psychotropic medications in long term care and acute care settings.

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