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Optimizing Safety and Well-Being in Cognitively Impaired Patients


Karen Clay, MSW, LICSW

Social Worker

UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center



Learning Objectives

By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

  • Identify common safety concerns for persons with dementia and utilize community resources and behavioral interventions to improve safety
  • Discuss evidence around quality of life for persons with dementia
  • Identify resources in the community to improve the quality of life for persons with dementia

[From the Winter 2019 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series (Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias); NW Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center]

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