New Webinar: How to Practice Person-Centered Care for People with Dementia in Nursing Homes [Unpublished]

How to Practice Person-Centered Care for People with Dementia in Nursing Homes

Speaker: Natalie Douglas, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Recording Available: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Recording Expires: Friday, December 31, 2021

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This webinar will outline practical ways to connect principles of person-centered care with the reality of skilled speech therapy provision to improve communication for people with dementia living in nursing homes.  Case examples and facets of implementation practice such as trust, empathy, co-learning, and addressing power differentials will be provided.

Learner outcomes:

By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss a case study highlighting evidence-based practice approaches to manage communication and life participation for a person with dementia.
  • Describe 3 elements of implementation practice that support training formal and informal care partners of people with dementia in techniques to support quality of life and communication.


Natalie Douglas is Lead Collaborator at Practical Implementation Collaborative and an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at Central Michigan University. Her work aims to advance best, person-centered practices in communication and quality of life interventions for people with dementia, aphasia and other acquired communication disorders in adults. She additionally aims to empower local healthcare and educational teams to support best practices, quality improvement initiatives and person-centered care through applying principles of implementation science and practice.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Douglas receives a salary from Central Michigan University.

Non-Financial: Dr. Douglas has no relevant non-financial disclosures.


ANCDS Members: No charge!
Non-Members: $50


Intermediate Level

Recorded Webinar:

The recorded version of this course will be available 6/9/2021 - 12/31/2021.

If you would like to receive ASHA CEUs and/or a certificate of attendance for viewing the webinar recording, please complete and submit the program evaluation form found on the webinar viewing page by December 31, 2021.

Those who received credits for attending the live webinar session are NOT eligible to earn additional credit for the recorded webinar.

Please note: CEU information is submitted to ASHA on a monthly basis. Therefore, it may take 6-8 weeks for your course to show up on your ASHA CE transcript. If it has been more than 8 weeks since you took a course and you have not seen your course posted, please contact [email protected].

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