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CLE-TV: Your Client Has Dementia - Now What?


Ethics and Practice Tips to Minimize Risk

Thursday, April 7, 2016
; Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

(Original course: Tuesday, June 23, 2015)

Who should attend: Lawyers in all practice areas who have or might have clients with dementia.

Learning level: All levels

As the number of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias increase, lawyers will increasingly be faced with clients who have dementia, or whose capacity becomes diminished over time. This raises many practice issues. Do you know the signs of dementia? Are you aware that instructions can be taken for some things and not others when a client has diminished capacity? Did you know that making accommodations in communication and physical surroundings can affect the client’s ability to give instructions?

This course will give you the tools to...

  • understand the signs of dementia
  • adopt successful communication strategies when working with clients who have dementia
  • identify instances when you can take instructions from a client who has dementia
  • identify questions to help you assess capacity
  • learn about changes you can make to your workplace

Kudos from past attendees

"excellent presentation"

"good perspective on how to deal with clients with dementia"

"good basic review of capacity tests and reminders regarding taking instructions"

"great tips on how to communicate with clients with dementia"

"valuable references to relevant legislative provisions, practice tips, and written resources "

Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 1 hour (a minimum of 1 hour will include aspects of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management).

Emily L. Clough — Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP, Vancouver
Barbara Lindsay — Director, Advocacy & Education, Alzheimer Society of BC, Vancouver
Rebecca Morris — Advocacy Analyst, Alzheimer Society of BC, Vancouver

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After March 31, 2016: Online: $100

2. "Last Kick at the Can 2015" Rebroadcasts: $100

Registration includes an electronic copy of the reference materials.

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Meredith Woods

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