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Seminar Detail

The Aging Brain: Assessments, Treatments & Interventions for Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias

Where:
WAKEFIELD, MA
When:
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

This dynamic, one-day program will help you more effectively understand and intervene with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias that affect your geriatric patients. In an energetic and uplifting style, Dr. Steinberg will introduce you to a recipe of what works and what doesn’t with and for older adult patients and their care providers. Dr. Steinberg will address the cognitive implications of the aging process in general, its effects on individual patients, and the pathological changes and functional manifestations specific to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Walk away with the tools necessary to differentiate the diagnostic criteria for various types of dementias seen in older adults, including Alzheimer’s disease, Vascular Dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Fronto-Temporal Dementia and Lewy Body Dementia. You will return to your practice better able to participate in interdisciplinary approaches in evaluation and treating Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers. Don’t miss this ‘one-of-a-kind’ seminar.

Join geriatric psychologist Roy Steinberg, PhD, and walk away with:
  • Behavioral interventions to engage patients with dementia to participate in therapy
  • In-depth therapeutic approaches and practical strategies to use for ADL re-training and functional mobility for patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia
  • Strategies to strengthen and refine report writing/results
  • Answers to your patients and their families concerns and fears related to the aging brain
  • Tools to recognize underlying psychological conditions vs. dementia
  • Evaluation and development of treatment plans for patients with dementia
  • Cognitive interventions to maximize daily functioning
Objectives:
  1. Differentiate “normal forgetfulness” from cognitive impairment.
  2. Contrast diagnostic criteria for dementias seen in older adults: Alzheimer’s disease, Vascular Dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Fronto-Temporal Dementia, and Lewy Body Dementia.
  3. Utilize the Folstein Mini-Mental Status examination as a screening measure for cognitive impairment and dementia.
  4. Employ behavioral interventions to help patients with dementia participate more effectively in therapy.
  5. Explain the concept of caregiver guilt and its implications in caring for older adults with dementia.
  6. Evaluate and develop treatment plans for older adults with dementia.

ROY D. STEINBERG, PH.D.

Roy D. Steinberg, Ph.D., a gero-psychologist with over 22 years of experience, concentrates his work on diagnosing and facilitating treatment of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. He has lectured nationally on the assessment and treatment of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, and on increasing attention on caring for caregivers. Dr. Steinberg is the author of Forgetting the Memories: A Caregiver’s Journey Through Alzheimer’s Disease, a guide for caregivers that draws upon his profound knowledge of the disease, its manifestations and treatment, and his great love and tenderness as the son of an Alzheimer’s patient.

Dr. Steinberg maintains a private practice devoted exclusively to serving older adults and their caregivers. He provides evaluation, consultation, and psychotherapeutic services to older adults in nursing homes, assisted living, and medical facilities. Dr. Steinberg provides outpatient consultation, educational, and counseling services to families and other caregivers of older adults to facilitate coping with the process of dementia.

Dr. Steinberg is licensed in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, and California. He received his Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology at Berkeley. He has been featured in numerous media venues, including television, radio, and print.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Roy Steinberg maintains a private practice. He is an author for AuthorHouse. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Roy Steinberg has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

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