Seminar Detail

Dementia: Early Detection, Managing Challenges & Future Directions

Where:
DEDHAM, MA
When:
Friday, October 14, 2016 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description
Imagine if you could approach the challenges of working with dementia patients with greater confidence, truly knowing that the interventions you provide are making a difference. Bobbi Duffy will provide you with the latest information on early detection of dementias and the treatment options generating the best outcomes. You will learn practical and proven methods for challenging behaviors to lessen the burden felt by caregivers and strategies to improve the quality of life for patients. Resources and tools for implementing the interventions you learn will be provided to you for future use. Finally, you will be able to hear about and share your challenging cases to get the answers desperately needed to manage your patients more easily and with greater expertise.
Please refer to the course brochure for continuing education information.
Learner Objectives:

  1. Distinguish between the various types of dementias and their manifestations.
  2. Explain the current methods of early detection.
  3. Differentiate between the psychotropic drug choices for dementia and associated behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.
  4. Evaluate useful and creative strategies to manage the unique dementia-related challenges.
  5. Propose the best solutions through discussion of enlightening case studies.
  6. Determine when geriatric psychiatry services should be sought to optimally manage patient symptoms.
Program Outline

  • Types of dementia
    • Alzheimer's
    • Lewy body
    • Vascular
    • Fronto-temporal/Other Dementias
    • Mixed
    • Early onset
  • Early Detection
    • Biomarkers
    • Imaging
    • Genetics
    • Risk factors
    • Screening tests
  • Pharmacological Treatment
    • Cholinesterase inhibitors/NMDA Receptor Agonists
    • Anti-depressants
    • Anxiolytics
    • Anti-psychotics
    • Black Box warnings
    • Reduction initiatives
    • Early vs. Mid vs. late stage medications
  • Non-pharmacological Interventions
    • Individualizing treatment
    • Disease specific interventions
    • Practical tips for implementation
  • The Unique Challenges
    • Caregiver stress, guilt & burnout
    • Traumatic brain injury
    • Aggression/Agitation/Anxiety
  • Ask the Expert
    • Case exemplars
    • Your challenging cases

BOBBI DUFFY, CRNP-PMH, APRN, MSN

Bobbi Duffy is currently a Clinical Director for one of the nation's largest geriatric behavioral health practices. In this role, she is frequently involved in dementia care and works closely with a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare providers to create patient-centered solutions. Bobbi draws from diverse experiences treating patients with dementia across a variety of settings, including: hospitals, home healthcare, and long-term care. Additionally, Bobbi maintains a small private practice that focuses on geriatric psychiatry and caregiver stress.

Bobbi is passionate about educating others. Her expertise is sought throughout the country on a variety of topics, from medication management to challenging behaviors. She remains committed to furthering her own education through pursuit of her Doctorate in Nursing Practice degree and remains dually board certified (as a Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist) through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.



Speaker Disclosures

Financial: Bobbi Duffy maintains a private practice. She is a Clinical Director for MedOptions. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Bobbi Duffy is a member of the American Nurses Association.
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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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