Invited Presentations

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Evaluation of Dr. Caspi presentation at CT Alzheimer’s Association Annual Educational Conference 2015.pdf

Caspi, E. (2017). Circumstances surrounding the death of 100 elders as a result of resident-to-resident incidents in dementia in long-term care homes. Presentation scheduled for 10.3.17 at HealthPartners Center for Memory & Aging, Neuroscience Center, St. Paul, MN.

Caspi, E. (2017). Summary of 73 fatal resident-to-resident incidents in dementia in long-term care homes: General preliminary results. Presentation delivered on 6.9.17 at the Ministry of Health of B.C., Victoria, Canada.

Caspi, E. (2017). Fighting for dignity: Prevention of distressing and Harmful resident-to-resident interactions in dementia in long-term care homes. Two-hour presentation delivered on 3.17.17 at the Minnesota Nursing Homes Social Workers Association, Minneapolis, MN.

Caspi, E. (2016). Resident-to-Resident Fatal Incidents in Dementia in Long-Term Care Homes. Interview held on 12.20.16 at Coroner Talk. Host: Darren Dake, Death Investigation Training Academy. The audio recorded interview will become available in the coming weeks.

Caspi, E. (2016). From Labeling to Learning: New Culture of Language in Caring for Elders Living with Dementia. Presentation delivered on 12.8.16 at Successful Aging Initiative, St. Louis Park, MN. Organizer: Annette Sandler.

Caspi, E. (2016). Fighting for dignity: Prevention of distressing and harmful resident-to- resident interactions in dementia in long-term care homes. Keynote presentation delivered on 10.14.16 at the Minnesota Medical Directors Association annual conference.

Caspi, (2016). Fighting for Dignity: Prevention of Resident-to-Resident Negative Interactions in Dementia in Long-Term Care Homes. In-Service presentation delivered on 10.12.16 at Annual Training for Surveyors and Supervisors of the Minnesota Department of Health (such as Health Regulation Division, Licensing and Certification, Office of Health Complaints, Home Care & Assisted Living Program). The Long-Term Care Ombudsman are also invited. The In-Service is generously sponsored by Orfield Labs Inc. (Steve Orfield), Minneapolis, MN.

Caspi, E. (2016). From labeling to learning: New culture of language in caring for elders living with dementia. Presentation delivered on 9.19.16 at Mary t (Margaret Place Cafe), Coon Rapids, MN.

Caspi, E. (2016). Fighting for dignity: Prevention of distressing and harmful resident-to- resident interactions in dementia in long-term care homes. Presentation delivered on 9.13.16 for LeadingAge Kansas’s Joint Provider/Surveyor Training. Wichita, KS.

Caspi, E. (2016). Fighting for dignity: Prevention of distressing and harmful resident-to- resident interactions in dementia in long-term care homes. Presentation delivered on 9.14.16 for LeadingAge Kansas’s Joint Provider/Surveyor Training. Topeka, KS.

Caspi, E. (2016). Fighting for dignity: Prevention of distressing and harmful resident-to-resident interactions in dementia in long-term care homes. Webinar delivered on 5.12.16 at BarinXchange, Toronto, Canada. Invited by Mary E. Schulz, Director, Information, Support Services and Education, Alzheimer’s Society of Canada.

Selected comments from attendees at the above BrainXchange webinar:

“Fantastic presentation – Thank you… Clear passion evident.”

“Excellent, excellent, excellent. So valuable! So much we want to implement and will do so to the best of our abilities. Challenge is funding, not only for staffing levels, but to change physical environment…”

“Fantastic presentation – Very inspiring.”

“Thank you Dr. Caspi and Jillian – Wonderful session. Lot’s of learning. Much appreciated!”

“Excellent topic and presentation. Will be sharing the information with colleagues.”

“Really helpful information; very useful.”

“Excellent topic and Dr. Caspi was a fantastic presenter! If only we had more time for questions! Thank you very much, great webinar!”

“I have sent the link to the slides to all staff as I want to come together to discuss what we CAN do. Thanks so much. Best webinar I have attended.”

Caspi, E. (2016). Deaths as a result of resident-to-resident altercations in dementia in long-term care homes: A need for research, policy, and prevention. Presentation delivered on 4.21.2016 to the Ethical Committee of The Care Navigator, Lakewood, Colorado.

Caspi E. (2016). Fighting for Dignity: Prevention of resident-to-resident negative interactions in dementia in long-term care homes. Presentation delivered on 4.13.16 at Stratis Health (Bloomington, MN) for the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative. This is a Great 8+ presentation organized by Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network and the Medicare QIO-QINs serving 18 states. Over 250 people attended the webinar.

Caspi, E. (2016). Fighting for Dignity: Prevention of Resident-to-Resident Negative Interactions in Dementia in Long-Term Care Homes. Presentation delivered on 3.11.16 at the Minnesota Elder Justice Center, St. Paul, MN.

Caspi, E. (2016). Fighting for Dignity: Prevention of Resident-to-Resident Negative Interactions in Dementia in Long-Term Care Homes. Presentation delivered on 2.2.2016 at the Minneapolis VA Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center Seminar Series.

Caspi, E. (2015). Prevention of behavioral expressions of unmet needs in people with dementia: Putting on a detective hat. Presentation delivered on 12.2.15 to the interdisciplinary team at VA Adult Day Health Center, Richfield, MN. Invited by Suzy Anderson. Assistant Nurse Manager. The presentation was videorecorded and is available on DVD.

Caspi, E. (2015). Understanding and preventing resident-to-resident aggression in dementia. Talk delivered on 2.26.2015 to VA Community Living Centers’ (formerly called VA nursing homes) psychologists and psychiatrists. Mental Health Services, VA Central Office.

Caspi, E. (2014). Understanding and preventing resident-to-resident aggression in dementia. Talk delivered on 11.14.14 as part of Social Connectedness Seminar Series at University of Rochester, NY.

Caspi, E. (2014). Understanding and preventing resident-to-resident aggression in dementia. Talk delivered on 11.12.14 to VA Canandaigua Community Living Center’s care staff and clinicians. Canandaigua, NY.

Caspi, E. (2014). Understanding and preventing resident-to-resident aggression in dementia. Talk delivered on 11.12.14 to VA Canandaigua Community Living Center’s medical directors and nursing directors. Canandaigua, NY.

Caspi, E. (2014). “Left on her own and becomes anxious and agitated.” A close look at a subgroup of vulnerable residents with dementia. Talk given on 9.18.14 on the Care Navigator. Host: Pamela Wilson.

Rosenbloom, M.H., Caspi, E., Gleekel, J., Rosenthal, C., (2014). Sharing perspectives: Journeying through the stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Panel workshop given on 10.19.14 at the 14th Jewish Community Fall Mental Health Conference, Temple Israel, Minneapolis, MN.

Caspi, E. (2014). Preventing resident-to-resident aggression in dementia. Talk delivered on 7.30.14 during the Side Event: The right of older people to holistic palliative care, adequate pain management and dementia care and support. The 5th Session of the Open Ended Working Group on Ageing. United Nations, New York, NY.

Caspi, E. (2013). Non-pharmacological prevention of aggressive behavioral expressions in older persons with Alzheimer’s disease. Talk given on 11.21.13 at Shaller Family Sholom East Campus, St. Paul, MN.

Caspi, E. (2013). A practical education program for Rabbis on understanding and assisting people with Alzheimer’s disease. MN Act on Alzheimer’s Twin Cities Jewish Community Task Force. Keynote speaker: Background on Alzheimer’s disease, approaches, and communication techniques. The program was held on 11.14.13 at Temple Israel, Minneapolis, MN.

Caspi, E. (2013). Preserving the personhood of older persons with Alzheimer’s disease: Possibilities and opportunities. Talk given on 10.25.13 at Shir Tikva Congregation, Minneapolis, MN.

Caspi, E. (2013). Distressed or distressing: Re-Framing behavior in Alzheimer’s. Radio talk given on 8.14.13 on Conversations in Care. Host: Tami Neumann. To listen to the show go to: http://tinyurl.com/ky2xfcm.

Caspi, E. (2013). Understanding and preventing behavioral expressions among older persons in mid-to-late stage dementia. Talk given on 6.13.13 at a family support group, Wilder Foundation, St. Paul, MN. Facilitator: Kathryn Ringham.

Caspi, E. (2013). Understanding and preventing responsive behaviors in seniors with memory-loss. Talk given on 1.22.13 at HealthPartners Center for Memory & Aging, St. Paul MN.

Caspi, E. (2013). Understanding and preventing responsive behaviors in seniors with memory-loss. Talk given on 1.22.13 at a support group for family care partners of seniors with memory-loss, Mt. Zion Temple, St. Paul, MN. (Facilitator: Chris Rosenthal).

Caspi, E. (2012). Prevention of Responsive Behaviors. Radio talk given on Dec 17 2012 on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio. Host: Lori La Bey. To listen to the show go to: http://tinyurl.com/c62pucc

Caspi, E. (2012). Providing dignified bathing experience and preventing resistance to care among residents with dementia in a nursing home. In Service given on 11.29.12 at St. Anthony Park Home, St. Paul, MN.

Caspi, E. (2012). Understanding and preventing responsive behaviors in older persons with memory-loss. Talk given on 11.27.12 at a support group for family care partners of seniors with memory-loss, Mt. Zion Temple, St. Paul, MN. (Facilitator: Chris Rosenthal).

Caspi, E. (2012). Insights on Qualitative Research Methods from direct observation doctoral research study in an assisted living residence for people living with dementia. Talk given on 4.12.12 at Qualitative Research Methods course at University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA. Invited by course instructor Prof. Donna H. Friedman.

Caspi, E. (2011). Aggressive behaviors between residents with memory-loss in an assisted living residence. Talk given on 12.1.11 at Compass on the Bay Memory-Support Assisted Living.

Caspi, E. (2011). Principles in prevention of responsive behaviors among persons with dementia. Talk given on 3.9.11 at a support group for family caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease. Petach Tikva Chapter of the Israeli Alzheimer’s Association.

Caspi, E. (2010). Aggressive behaviors between elder residents with memory-loss in an assisted living residence. Talk given on 12.12.10 to the interdisciplinary team at a psycho-geriatric day center, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Caspi, E. (2010). Principles in prevention of behavior problems among elders with memory-loss. Talk given on 12.6.10 at a support group for family caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease at the psycho-geriatric day center, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Caspi, E. (2010). Preventing negative emotions and agitative behaviors and encouraging positive emotions among elders with memory-loss.

11.22.10 – Support group for family caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease. Mishan Neot Afeka, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2.16.10 – Assisted Living Memory Support Program, NewBridge on the Charles, Dedham, M.A.

2.2.10 – Assisted Living for persons with memory-loss (dissertation site).

Caspi, E. (2010). Overview of methods of the dissertation study. Talk given on 2.11.10 at UMass Boston Qualitative Methods Course (Instructor: Donna H. Freidman, Ph.D.).

Caspi, E. (2010). Care staff strategies for managing emotions among elder residents with memory-loss. Talk given on 2.11.10 at the UMass Boston Qualitative Workshop.

Caro, F. & Caspi, E. (2007). Aging, Active, and Healthy: Insights from the Massachusetts Lifestyle Study. Talk given on 5.9.07 at the Brookline Senior Center, MA

Caspi, E. (2003). Validation Therapy. Talk given on 6.12.03 to the social workers of the Department for the Welfare of the Elders, Municipality of Ramat Gan, Israel.

Caspi, E. & Koren, C. (2003). Validation Therapy. Lecture given on 10.14.03 to the social workers of the Department for the Care of Elderly Population, Municipality of Kfar-Saba, Israel.

Caspi, E. (2003). Validation Therapy. Talk given on 2.12.03 at a support group of family caregivers of elders with Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s Association of Israel, Ramat-Gan Chapter, Israel.