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Home  >  Board Review Courses  >  The Aging Brain: Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias: 2-Day Comprehensive Training Course (Feb 05, 2020)
Contact Hours : 12.6 | CME : 12.5 | CE Hours : 12.5 | CEUs : 1.25

The Aging Brain: Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias: 2-Day Comprehensive Training Course (Feb 05, 2020)

Feb 05, 2020   |   Oakland, California  United States of America
Organized by : PESI HealthCare
Specialties : Neurology
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The Aging Brain: Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias: 2-Day Comprehensive Training Course is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Feb 05, 2020 at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Oakland - Airport, Oakland, California, United States of America. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 12.6 contact hours / 1.25 CEUs / 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction / 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Target Audience:
• Social Workers
• Nurses
• Speech-Language Pathologists
• Psychologists
• Counselors
• Nursing Home Administrators
• Assisted Living Facility Administrators
• Case Managers
• Long Term/Acute Care Professionals
• Physical Therapists
• Occupational Therapists
• Marriage and Family Therapists

Course Description:
Older adults with dementia and other mental health issues interact with a variety of professionals including nursing staff, psychologists, counselors, social workers, OTs, PTs, SLPs, home health aides, adult day center staff, and first responders. Still, many haven’t had extensive training on the complexities that make working with this population so challenging.

Without appropriate training safety risks grow and opportunities to improve care and quality of life are missed.

This 2-day comprehensive course is a must-have for anyone working with older adult patients facing Alzheimer’s Disease, other dementias, and mental health issues like anxiety and depression. Over two intensive days you’ll discover how you can assess for and differentiate between different types of dementias, maximize daily functioning, better work with significant mental health issues like anxiety, depression and substance use in older patients, and safely and effectively intervene when difficult behaviors arise.

No matter your profession, you can’t afford to miss this chance to get the skills, tactics and knowledge you need to provide the best care possible!

Objectives:
• Explore brain function in older adults, recognize the impact of dementia on brain structure and function, and determine the difference between “normal forgetfulness” and cognitive impairment.
• Diagnose Alzheimer’s disease and distinguish it from other dementias by accurately identifying manifestations of each type and understand how these differences impact diagnosis and prognosis in older adults.
• Articulate differences between the Folstein Mini-Mental Status examination, SLUMS, and MOCA as screening measuring tools for cognitive impairment and dementia.
• Communicate answers to the most difficult questions family members ask regarding diagnosis and prognosis and confidence and sensitivity.
• Detect triggers for delusions, resisting care, and combativeness and learn to defuse problem behaviors with clinical strategies that reduce risks and can be adjusted as the disease progresses.
• Adapt clinical interventions used in-session to provide patients with individualized care and promote more effective participation in therapy.
• Correlate patients’ strengths and limitations to potential therapeutic approaches when developing treatment plans for older adults with mental health issues or dementia.
• Maximize support for your clients with tips and tactics for working in partnership with families to improve care and strengthen the therapeutic alliance.
• Investigate the concept of caregiver guilt and its implications for the client, clinicians, and those caring for older adults with dementia.
• Analyze appropriate and inappropriate sexual behaviors in relationships impacted by dementia and effectively intervene when ability to consent is impaired.
• Explore the ethical issues related to dementia and elucidate how end of life issues and elder abuse inform decisions regarding patient responsibility and documentation.
• Effectively employ tools that assess for common mental health conditions found in the geriatric population including alcohol abuse, anxiety, and depression and learn to differentiate dementia from depression despite similar clinical manifestations.

Registration Desk

Contact No. : (800) 844-8260
Email:
info@pesi.com

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Venue Address

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Oakland - Airport
77 Hegenberger Road
Oakland, California, United States of America

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