Thursday, September 27, 2018
1:00pm-4:00pm (3 CE hrs)
Speaker: Dr. Daniel Nightingale
This course is recommended for everyone.
This presentation covers the clinical picture of neurocognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and how they impact the individual; The CAR and Dementia Triangle as Models for ensuring a valued dental experience for the patient; environmental factors and simple changes that will have a positive impact on patients living with dementia visiting your office and activities and interactions you can make available in the office. This will be delivered through interactive sessions and Power Point.
- Have an understanding of the main types of dementia
- Be able to assist in the reduction of anxiety and fear from reception to chair
- Learn to ask the most relevant questions at intake of a new patient with dementia
- Have an understanding of how our attitudes as clinicians impact the patient
Dr. Daniel Nightingale is a Clinical Dementia Specialist and Psychotherapist specializing in the field of dementia. Now based in Western New York, he is originally from the UK and practices in both the US and the UK. Dr. Nightingale is the co-founder and CEO of Dementia Therapy Specialists in the US and Founder and CEO of Dementia Doctor in the UK, an educator, researcher and writer – he is a writer for the UK based journal Expert Care Manager and penned The Nightingale Model of Enriched Care. He is the world leader in the use of hypnotherapy as a treatment option for people with dementia – this follows the peer reviewed, published empirical research he led in conjunction with Dr. Simon Duff and the University of Liverpool. More recently, he has created the training program My Dreams of Being: Inclusion of Reality™ and My Dreams of Being: Supporting Someone Through Their Journey of Young Onset Dementia™ as well as a 6-hour program for dentists and dental staff in order to better support patients with dementia (this program is taught by using the models he created which include the C.A.R Approach and the Dementia Triangle). Having been trained by the infamous Dr. Patch Adams to use comedy and clowning in healing, he often performs in Memory Care Communities as well as doing standup comedy on the club, casino and private party circuits.
In this presentation, Dr. Nightingale does not refer to products of a commercial company with which he has a significant relationship.