Dementia Care During a Time of COVID

Jan. 27, 2021
1 to 2 p.m. ET

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on most long-term care facilities. In the last eight months, most have had to adjust and improvise their policies and procedures to accommodate new challenges and demands placed on residents and their families by both the pandemic and evolving government responses to the pandemic.

The impact of COVID-19 has been significant on residents with dementia. The challenges of providing optimal dementia care have significantly increased due to COVID-related adjustments. During this webinar, using both the latest research and "in situ" experience, Avila Institute of Gerontology presenters will provide:

  • A recap of the very latest research on the disease's causing dementia
  • Application of this research to identify the changing goalposts in dementia care, focusing on the limitations in providing optimal dementia care due to COVID-19 restrictions

Join CHA for this webinar that will provide insights and address challenges facing dementia care in relation to the pandemic.

This webinar is relevant for:

  • Long-Term Care administrators
  • Long-Term Care staff
  • Mission leaders
  • Sponsors



Jan. 27, 2021
1 - 2 p.m. ET (Please adjust accordingly for your time zone)

Registration Fee:

CHA members: FREE
Other registrants: $100


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Questions? Email CHA or call (800) 230-7823.



Sr. M. Peter Lillian Di Maria, O.Carm.
Director, Avila Institute of Gerontology

Sr. M. Peter Lillian, O. Carm., has over 5 years' experience in the continuum care ministry as a Carmelite Sister for the Aged and Infirm. Sr. Peter Lillian has served her community in many administrative positions and has lectured many times on Alzheimer's disease, palliative care, geriatric spiritual care, family care issues, stress reduction, leadership development and team building. Sr. Peter has developed successful dementia-care programs, dementia care curriculums and assisted in developing a palliative care resource manual that is specific for geriatric care. Over the past 15 years, Sr. Peter and the Avila Institute of Gerontology have worked with many congregations concerning aging issues, as well as providing congregational management and education services.

She has a bachelor of arts degree in secondary education and currently holds three state licenses as a Nursing Home Administrator.

norwood, alfred
Alfred Norwood, MBA
Faculty, Avila Institute of Gerontology

Alfred Norwood is an expert in physiological psychology who has worked with the Avila Institute for the last 15 years, developing and presenting workshops and in-services on a number of topics associated with aging. He has years of experience working as a consultant for long-term care systems and facilities and trained staff in the use of non-pharmaceutical, individualized care plans for residents with moderate to severe dementia.

Mr. Norwood has a bachelor of science degree in physiological psychology/psychobiology and a master of business administration degree from the University of Chicago.

CHA Member Benefit

CHA's webinars are designed to offer timely, convenient, relevant, cost-effective education about key topics and issues.

Can't Participate in the Live Event?

If your schedule doesn't permit you to participate in the live event, please register (FREE for CHA members) so that you will automatically receive a link to the archived version of the webinar.


For more information contact the CHA Service Center or Julie Trocchio, senior director, community benefit and continuing care.