Therapeutic Seating in Dementia Care
This presentation explores the challenges those living with dementia face and how individualised seating assessments and the provision of clinical therapeutic seating can impact the health and wellbeing of patients and caregivers. The aim of the presentation will be to understand the impact that unsuitable seating can have upon people living with dementia and their caregivers; and the contribution of clinical therapeutic seating to health, wellbeing and quality of life.
By the end of this session, participants will be better able to:
- Recognize the impact of incorrect seating on residents, specifically those with dementia and their caregivers.
- Determine which chair features can lead to improved outcomes when seating those living with dementia.
- Use evidence-based justifications to suggest seating as an alternative to pharmacological strategies, supporting LTC residents, staff and family members.