SUPPORTING SOMEONE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA + LANGUAGE AROUND DEMENTIA
- Discussion on what to look when supporting someone with dementia
- Language choice and its role in perception and portrayal of dementia and behaviour
Learning outcome: What to look for (signs and symptoms) when supporting someone living with dementia. Awareness around appropriate language use when describing or defining behaviour.Presenter
Arsh Katoch is a physiotherapist that works as the Team leader with Dementia Support Australia and previously was working as a senior dementia consultant with the Severe Behaviour Response since 2015. He has previously worked as a senior physiotherapist for seven years in geriatric care in acute, community and residential aged care, with the main focus on caring for people with dementia. His interests are pain management for people living with dementia, environmental factors contributing to dementia (especially in the prison system) and exploring QoL for someone living with dementia. He is also a member of the APA Gerontology Committee Victoria, and has special interest in promoting further education and awareness for Physiotherapists, especially at tertiary level, in supporting people with dementia.