Approaches for older adults with dementia and alcohol use or nicotine dependence in community and long-term care will be explored. Learn to distinguish between addiction and substance use in the context of dementia, including how to support individuals with dementia who may have problematic alcohol or tobacco use. The session will discuss approaches to supporting harm reduction, safe tapering or cessation as part of the plan when transitioning to long term care.
Presented by: Marilyn White-Campbell, Geriatric Addiction Specialist BSO, Behaviour Support for Seniors Program, Baycrest, Toronto, ON
Sponsored by All Seniors Care