Wendy Schmitz, MD, HMD, FAAHPM, Earns Fellow Status from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Wendy Schmitz, MD, HMD, FAAHPM, of Dayton, Ohio, recently earned the designation Fellow of the…
According to alzheimers.net, nearly 44 million people worldwide have Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia as of 2015. Many families provide care for their loved ones at home. Unfortunately, most caregivers lack the knowledge of how to help the patients and cope with this disease. Dr. Govind Bharwani, a nationally recognized expert in Alzheimer’s and dementia care, provides a monthly educational program offering practical techniques for home caregivers to improve the quality of life for people with dementia (PWD), as well as solutions to reduce stress on caregivers.
Dr. Bharwani has received six national awards and his therapy program to address the needs of Alzheimer’s and dementia patients is used in nursing homes throughout the nation. Dr. Bharwani is the Co-Director of Ergonomics and Alzheimer’s Care at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. The program is sponsored by Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, Wright State University, and the Greater Dayton Brain Health Foundation. These educational sessions are offered at no cost to caregivers.
In his educational series at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, Dr. Bharwani shares the techniques being used successfully in nursing homes with caregivers so that they can apply these techniques during the care of their loved ones at home. BBET uses the combination of music, video and stimulating therapies to reduce the mental stress on PWD. They have been proven to reduce anxiety, negative behaviors and the need for medication.
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