LBDA Webinar: Improving Oral Health by Managing Care-Resistant Behavior in Persons with LBD
This webinar will provide caregivers with ways to assist their family members with mouth care. The presentation will discuss the links between oral health and other health problems, such as pneumonia, diabetes, heart disease and strokes. The webinar will also explore realistic mouth care practices that caregivers can use when either helping with mouth care or doing it for the person with LBD.
Rita A. Jablonski, PhD, ANP-BC
Dr. Rita Jablonski is a registered nurse and nurse practitioner with 30 years of clinical experience caring for persons with dementia in a variety of settings. An expert in both gerontology and oral health, she is an established researcher who is currently conducting a study that is examining ways to improve the delivery of mouth care to persons with dementia residing in nursing homes. Dr. Jablonski is an Associate Professor at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.
Ann Kolanowski PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN
Dr. Ann Kolanowski is the Elouise Ross Eberly Professor of Nursing at the School of Nursing and Professor of Psychiatry at the College of Medicine, Penn State University. For the past two decades she has conducted research on factors associated with behavioral symptoms and delirium exhibited by persons with dementia. Her work has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Health, the Alzheimer’s Association and the Neuroscience Nursing Foundation. She is currently a principal investigator on a 5-year NIH funded project, “Reserve For Delirium Superimposed on Dementia.” Dr. Kolanowski has published over 70 papers in scientific journals on dementia. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the Gerontological Society of America, and Director of the Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence at Penn State University.
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