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Music & Memory: Overview of Best Practices Course

SDAHO is inviting administrators, nurses, social workers, activity professionals, caregivers and others that directly work with individuals living with dementia to attend a 3-hour course on how music impacts dementia care. This session will take place virtually on December 14 (9am-12pm CST), where Rachelle Morgan, board-certified music therapist will share tips on how to successfully integrate music into caregiving for people with dementia.
This course is sponsored by the SD Music and Memory Program and SDAHO. South Dakota Music and Memory facilities are eligible for ONE discount/scholarship per year for specified conferences or webinars. To determine if your facility qualifies email Denise Kolba at denise.kolba@sdfmc.org. Continuing education credits will be provided to nursing home administrators and social workers.

After attending this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify 3 neurological and cultural explanations for the unique effectiveness of music in dementia care
  • Learn 3 key concepts for using music to create a pleasing environment and improving quality of life for individuals with dementia (without causing overstimulation)
  • Identify 3 key steps in using music to help with completing ADLs and reducing agitation and aggressive behaviors
  • Discuss music programs designed to help people with dementia (including music therapy, Music & Memory, and streaming services) and troubleshoot problems with participants’ existing programs
To register and learn more, visit Music in Dementia Care: Overview of Best Practices.

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