The Power to Choose: Negotiating Autonomy and Risk

Mar 22nd 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In order to create the Best Life for those living with dementia, it is important to foster inclusion and normality. Dr. Power will describe how even well-meaning care partners and family members can limit people's rights through stigmas, self-fulfilling prophecies, and an overemphasis on safety that can actually be more harmful to the person. He will use real-life stories and examples to illustrate how a relational approach can be employed that negotiates risk to optimize choice and well-being.