Dementia: The Unmet Need
Keynote speaker Dr. Aggarwal, will provide a vision for how expressions of unmet need in people with cognitive changes related to dementia can be addressed in practical ways by both senior living staff members and family care partners, with a focus on finding solutions that acknowledge the person’s identity as a unique individual and as part of a family of origin story.
In a panel moderated by Erin Washington from Embodied Labs; Dr. Aggarwal, Janis Engelsman, Tricia Mullin, and Carrie Shaw will discuss this same topic from each of their perspectives as practitioners, trainers, administrators and industry professionals.
Included will be portions of The Dima Lab, an immersive VR experience where audience volunteers will embody the 1st-person perspective of a Lebanese American woman living with Lewy Body dementia and Parkinsonian symptoms and provide material for an interactive panel.
Come away from this event with:
* An enlarged understanding of what life with dementia may look, sound and feel like
* Practical tools for engaging with people expressing unmet needs
* More confidence to promote the highest quality of life possible for people living with cognitive change
Dr. Neelum Aggarwal, American Medical Women’s Association, Faculty
Rush College of Medicine
Janis Engelsman, RN, Learning Innovator & Culture Shaper
Tricia Mullin, Executive Director, Argentium Care
Carrie Shaw, CEO & Founder, Embodied Labs
Erin Washington, Head of Product, Embodied Labs
*$5 pre-registration, $10 at the door. Guests 65+ can attend for free with pre-registration.
Sponsored by: Embodied Labs; Chicago Methodist Senior Services; The Admiral at the Lake; The Village Chicago