Activity Programming for Persons with Frontotemporal Dementia

A practical approach to designing and implementing opportunities for engagement for individuals with frontotemporal dementia.

Presented on: 9/2/15

Target Audience

Registered Nurses and other healthcare professionals who work with the older adults and perswons with dementia.

Learning Objectives

After this presentation the learner will be able to:

1. Define and describe the classifications of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and how these may affect programming
2. Identify key differences in engaging a person with FTD versus traditional activities in long-term care and key symptoms that could affect engagement
3. Describe changes that continue in programming throughout the progression of the disease

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 0.00 Attendance
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Stacey Young, MA, ACC
Director of Memory Care Programs
Broadmead Retirement Community
Stacey Young has worked in the field of activities and dementia care for over 11 years.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology  in 1998 and her Master’s Degree in Aging Studies in 2000, both from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.  She has worked in various settings including long term care, assisted living and care for the memory impaired. Stacey has been Activity Director Certified through the National
Certification Council for Activity Professionals since 2002, and recently became Activity Consultant Certified.  A past Director of Recreation and Engagement at Copper Ridge, Stacey currently serves as Director of Lifestyle and Dementia Programs at Broadmead Retirement Community.  Stacey has presented on a variety of topics relating to the provision of activities to the memory impaired including such topics as cross community activity competitions, laughter in dementia care and documentation in activity programming.  She has presented to groups including activity professionals, long-term care professionals, and caregivers providing direct care for loved ones in their home.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 0.00 Attendance


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