Seminar Detail

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

Where:  SAN JOSE, CA

When:  Thursday, January 12, 2017 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.
OUTLINE

Mental Health Evaluation
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Alcohol Abuse
Cognitive Disorder and “Forgetfulness”
  • Transient Cognitive Decline
  • Pre-cursor to dementia
  • Mild Neuro-Cognitive Disorder
Diagnostics of Dementing Conditions
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Vascular
  • Parkinson’s
  • Lewy Body
  • Frontotemporal
  • Passengers on the bus metaphor
  • Reversible Conditions
Cognitive Assessment Tools
  • Mini-Mental State Examination
  • SLUMS
  • Clinical applications
  • Administration and scoring
  • Objective and subjective interpretation
  • Therapy modalities
Differentiate Dementia and Depression
  • Clinical indicators of depression and anxiety
  • Practical application
Psychopharmacology
  • Early and Mid-stage Alzheimer’s – Acetylcholinesterace inhibitors
  • Mid and Late-stage Alzheimer’s – Neurotransmitter Glutamate
  • Alternate interventions
Behavioral Interventions
  • Intervention strategies for depression, poor appetite, verbal and physical combativeness, refusing ADL care
  • Strategies for coping mechanisms for the caregiver and clinician
Working with Caregivers at Home
  • Caregiver guilt
  • Depression
Ethics
  • Responsibility to patient
  • Reporting abuse
  • Power of Attorney
  • Documentation

ROY D STEINBERG, PHD

Roy D. Steinberg, PhD, is a geropsychologist in Los Angeles where he maintains a private practice devoted exclusively to serving older adults and their caregivers. He is highly sought out for his expertise in diagnosing and facilitating treatment of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Dr. Steinberg received his PhD from the California School of Professional Psychology at Berkeley and is licensed in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, and California. 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 the author of the book, Forgetting the Memories: A Caregiver’s Journey Through Alzheimer’s Disease (2009). He has been featured in numerous media venues, including television, radio, and print, and is a nationally recognized speaker for professionals and laypersons, focusing on the assessment and treatment of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, and increasing the attention on caring for the caregivers.

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.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. Certificates of Completion are distributed at the conclusion of the live seminar for those who register prior to the event date and attend the full day. A letter of attendance will be issued to participants who register at the event, arrive late, or leave early. For those who registered day of (walk-ins), and are in full attendance, a certificate of completion for full CE credit will be sent within 30 days following the event. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

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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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This seminar qualifies for .5 hours of general ethics instruction. If ethics is not specified within your licensing board’s approval statement below, please contact your board to determine the applicability and amount of ethics allowed.


COUNSELORS
This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS
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This program offers 30 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for .5 contact hours toward your pharmacology requirement to receive credit. It is your responsibility to submit your certificate of successful completion and a copy of the seminar brochure to your licensing board.


NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATORS
This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 6.25 clock hours and 6.25 participant hours.


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS
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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


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SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS
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This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).


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