8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Target Audiences
Speech-Language Pathology
Communication Health Assistant


Time & Length of Session
Full Day Sessions

Person-Centered Strategies for Cognitive-Communication Disorders of Dementia

The language used in the descriptions reflects the language of the sessions.

Speech-language pathologists have the potential to be leaders in non-pharmacological approaches to support people with dementia. This presentation will discuss evidence-based approaches to incorporating personhood into cognitive-communication treatment. It will also highlight approaches to navigating the many organizational challenges involved in the implementation of dementia care across settings.

Learning objectives:

  1. Describe three functional, evidence-based approaches for the treatment of cognitive-communicative disorders.
  2. Discuss the integration of personhood and evidence-based practice for people with dementia.
  3. Explain three approaches to communicating with administrators and related policy professionals the value of cognitive-communicative treatment for people with dementia across health-care settings.

Natalie Douglas