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Tuesday Dementia Training with Lanisha Martin

How do we provide care to patients who have Dementia?

Lanisha Martin is a COTA, CDP, and Author of “Providing Care with Dementia”. Today, she will talk about her book and what can you learn from it.

In This Podcast:
01:13 – Introducing Lanisha Martin.
02:43 – It takes special skills to take care of a patient who has Dementia.
03:18 – What is COTA?
04:55 – Lanisha’s book.
08:10 – The goal is to LEARN.
09:17 – What can we learn from Lanisha’s book?
13:32 – Sundowning.
15:06 – Caregiver burnout.
16:06 – Good rapport.
17:31 – Music is very important to your memory.
18:16 – Sleep is important to people who have Dementia.
20:01 – Vision can also change the behavior.
24:48 – Sometimes, we don’t need lecturing, we just need a reminder.
28:41 – Where can you reach Lanisha and where can you find her book?
30:26 – Always remember the word F-A-S-T!

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About the author 

Dr Michael Chua PT, DPT

Dr Michael Chua is a physical therapist practising in Home Health, Skilled Nursing Facilities and Acute Care Hospital. His clinical interest involves pain management, geriatrics and dementia management. He enjoys treating patients and bringing out the best in them using positive treatment approaches, his dynamic work setting in a rural area provides an opportunity to treat a wide range from geriatrics to orthopaedics.

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