eLearning: Your Client Has Dementia - Now What?

Product Type: Advocacy Toolkit
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About Self-Paced eLearning
Easily accessible in a one to two-hour program, Self-Paced eLearning provides video, quiz questions, and reference materials. The programs are available on demand for two weeks from your date of purchase. You work at your own pace, you control the video and question playback, you can stop part way through and your answers are saved. These programs provide CPD credit for working on your own, at your own pace.

This Self-Paced eLearning course is beneficial for: Lawyers in all practice areas who have or might have clients with dementia.

Learning level: All levels

Ethics and practice tips to minimize risks
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


Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 1 hour which involves 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

2-week Subscription: $100 (includes reference materials)

CLEBC Program Lawyer
Meredith Woods

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