Join Our Webinar Series
Join Kahl Home and the Avila Institute of Gerontology as we talk about person-centered care in our Memory Care units. There will be a 3-part series event that will be held virtually. The speaker will present for approximately 45 minutes with a Q&A at the end.
November 29 at 6pm - Brain Aging: The New Perspective
An inevitable decline in thinking and memory; this has been the 50-year perspective on brain aging. However, research in the last five years presents a new perspective. Proactive interactions can prevent or decelerate brain function decline, and reactive interventions can minimize existing losses.
December 6 at 6pm - Maintain your Brain with Proactive Interventions
Seniors can influence brain function with proactive interventions; lifestyle choices such as adequate physical and mental exercise, sleep, social activity, stress management, and a sense of purpose. Learn which proactive brain maintenance tools and techniques prevent or postpone age related brain loss.
December 13 at 6pm - Maintain your Quality of Life with Reactive Interventions
Well diagnosed progressive decline is challenging; about half the cases of dementia go undiagnosed and almost a third are misdiagnosed. However, current research provides hope with emerging tools for better symptom management. Reactive interventions such as a more managed surrounding environment, more well scheduled interventions, and better educated caregivers can help maintain your quality of life.
Meet the Presenters:
Alfred Norwood, MBA, BS
Faculty, The Avila Institute of Gerontology
Alfred is an expert in behavioral psychology who has worked with the Avila Institute for the last 15 years, researching, developing, and presenting workshops and in-services on a number of topics associated with aging and dementia. He has many years of experience working as a consultant for long-term care systems and facilities and has trained staff in the use of non-pharmaceutical, individualized care plans for long-term care and assisted living residents living with mild cognitive impairment to severe dementia.
Sr. M. Peter Lillian
Director, Avila Institute of Gerontology, Inc.
Sr. M. Peter Lillian has over forty years' experience in the continuum care ministry as a Carmelite Sister for the Aged and Infirm. Sr. Peter Lillian has served her community in many administrative positions and has lectured many times on Alzheimer's disease, palliative care, geriatric spiritual care, family care issues, stress reduction, leadership development, and team building. Sr. Peter has developed successful dementia-care programs, dementia care curriculums and assisted in developing a palliative care resource manual that is specific for geriatric care. She currently holds three state licenses as a Nursing Home Administrator.
What Is The Avila Institute?
The Avila Institute of Gerontology is an educational source for Long-Term Care Professionals, Religious Communities, and Families to best provide compassionate care to their beloved elderly. Serving the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm as their educational arm, we have been providing education to caregivers for over 30 years.
Learn more about the Avila Institute.