An Interview with Gary Joseph LeBlanc: Dementia Care and the Use of Redirection in Hospital and LTC Settings

I had a fantastic conversation with Gary Joseph LeBlanc on the standards of Dementia Care Training in Hospital and LTC settings.  He offered incredible insight and even provided us with tips and tricks on how to redirect individuals with dementia, so they are happy and healthy in their care.

Gary is a Certified Dementia Communication Specialist and the author of “Staying Afloat in a Sea of Forgetfulness,” “The Aftereffects of Caregiving” “Managing Alzheimer’s and Dementia Behaviors” and co-author of “While I Still Can.”

He also founded the Alzheimer’s/Dementia Hospital Wristband Project and co-founder of Dementia Mentors.

Also, a weekly columnist of “Common Sense Caregiving” published in the Tampa Tribune, Hernando Today, Hernando Sun, Feather Sound News and many other health publications, LeBlanc has over 400 articles in newsprint on dementia care.  His newest book “Managing Alzheimer’s and Dementia Behaviors (Health Care Edition) has been credited for 3.5 CEUs.

He is currently training Florida’s Special Needs Shelters staff from the Florida Department of Health. To learn more about Special Needs Shelters and how you can register visit  http://www.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/emergency-preparedness-and-response/healthcare-system-preparedness/spns-healthcare/index.html.

You can check out my conversation with Gary below or visit my  Youtube Channel!

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