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Tuesday Dementia Training with Dr. Michele Rigel, PT, DPT, CDP Certified Dementia Practitioner

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Tuesday Dementia Training with Dr. Michele Rigel, PT, DPT, CDP Certified Dementia Practitioner

How are we managing our Dementia patients during this Covid-19 pandemic? 

Dr. Rigel talks about managing her facility, the extra precautions that they took in handling their Dementia residents during this pandemic. 

In this episode:
00:35 – Introduction of Dr. Michele Rigel
03:00 – How is Dr. Rigel managing her facility with the ongoing Covid-19 crisis?
04:15 – Infection control is the key.
04:45 – What are the necessary procedures or tips carried out with patients/residents during this pandemic?
08:05 – Demonstrate to dementia patients proper handwashing (this is a very good therapeutic activity.) 09:30 – Additional tips from Dr. Rigel with managing Dementia residents during this pandemic.
11:45 – Remember the word FAST.
11:50 – Find friends/group that will push you to your next level.
12:35 – Take Action.
13:10 – Shoot for the moon.
13:55 – Teach it. 

Contact Dr. Michele Rigel:  drmichele@homerehabpa.com

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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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