Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care

MAY 17, 2012 at 9:00am-4:30pm

G. Allen Power

Based on the award-winning book by G. Allen Power, M.D., this in-depth learning experience uses the framework of Culture Change to create a new approach to caring for people who live with dementia. Learn why the current paradigm for dementia care can never produce satisfactory results and explore the Experiential Model of care that facilitates growth, meaningful engagement, and improved well-being via the application of person-directed practices.


  • Identify the limitations of our current approach to care for those living with dementia
  • Envision an “experiential model” for viewing dementia and recognize the importance of enhancing well‐being for all
  • Apply the model to everyday situations of need by using creative solutions to empower individuals to live full and positive lives


Dr. Power, an internist and geriatrician, currently works at St. John’s Home as a specialist in transformational models of long-term care. A Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester, Dr. Power is known as a dynamic and effective teacher who connects with all members of the caregiving team. He is the author of Dementia beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care, which won a 2010 Book of the Year Award from the American Journal of Nursing.


Monarch Hotel & Conference Center
12566 S.E. 93rd Ave.
Clackamas, OR 97015


Individual: $85
Organization: $350
(up to 5 attendees per organization)
Student: $35


8:30 a.m.

Who should attend

Individuals who work in or support long-term care communities (nursing homes, assisted living, foster homes, adult foster homes, etc.) and family members who…

  • Wish to deepen organizational awareness of and responsiveness to the needs of individuals living with dementia through person-directed practices;
  • Specialize in caring for people who live with dementia; and
  • Want to implement practice-based solutions that create individualized approaches that improve wellbeing for people living with dementia and their care partners.
CE Credit

6 CEUs approved for AFH, RCF, ALF and NHA


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