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Saturday, March 24 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
SA15 | Improving Dementia Care Through MUSIC and MEMORYsm Program: The California Experience

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This session will present the methodologies and findings of a 3-year study that examined the effects of MUSIC and MEMORY on reducing antipsychotics and improving behaviors of residents with dementia in over 250 California nursing homes. Additionally, we will discuss in detail the experiences of nursing home staff in the implementation of this program as a quality assurance performance improvement (QAPI) initiative. Time will be spent with the audience members to discuss ways to improve QAPI implementation based on the findings from this study.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Discuss the impact of MUSIC and MEMORY as a non-pharmacological intervention for residents with dementia.
(2) Describe the collaboration between California Association of Health Facilities and UC Davis in conducting this study.
(3) Examine facilitators and challenges to the implementation of a QAPI initiative.
(4) Recognize how to adapt and apply the methodologies used in this program to other situations and topics.

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Debra Bakerjian, PhD, APRN

Debra Bakerjian PhD, FNP, FAAN, FAANP, is associate clinical professor, at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. She has over 25 years of nursing homes practice experience and has served as a consultant to many nursing homes in the area of quality of care and patient... Read More →

Saturday March 24, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm MST
Dallas 5-6