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Seminar Detail

The Aging Brain: Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias: 2-Day Certificate Course

Where:
SYRACUSE, NY
When:
Thursday, December 19, 2019 - Friday, December 20, 2019

This event is not currently available for purchase.

For more information: Call (800) 844-8260
Course Description:

Individuals with dementia 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 Certificate Course is a must-have for anyone working with patients facing Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias that will give you the tools, skills and understanding of the disease you need to provide the best care possible.

Over two intensive days you’ll discover how you can assess for and differentiate between different types of dementias, overcome the communication issues that can obstruct quality care, work more collaboratively with family and caregivers, maximize daily functioning, and safely and effectively intervene when difficult behaviors arise.

No matter your profession, you can’t afford to miss out on this chance to get the skills, tactics and knowledge you need to more confidently and capably work with dementia patients.

Sign up today!
Objectives:

  1. Assess the impact of dementia on brain structure and function.
  2. Determine the difference between “normal forgetfulness” and cognitive impairment.
  3. Discriminate Alzheimer’s Disease from other dementias by identifying manifestations of each type.
  4. Articulate the differences between the Folstein, Mini-Mental Status examination, SLUMS and MOCA as screening measuring tools for cognitive impairment and dementia.
  5. Communicate how difficult questions from family members can be answered with confidence and sensitivity.
  6. Establish how clinicians can effectively intervene in delusions, resisting care and combativeness.
  7. Articulate how clinical interventions can be adapted to provide patients with individualized care and promote more effective participation in therapy.
  8. Correlate patients’ strengths and limitations to potential therapeutic approaches for older adults.
  9. Specify how professionals can work in partnership with families to improve care.
  10. Investigate the concept of caregiver guilt and its implications for the client, clinicians, and those caring for older adults with dementia.
  11. Explore how end of life and elder abuse issues inform decisions regarding patient responsibility and documentation.
  12. Characterize how to differentiate dementia from depression despite similar clinical manifestations.
OUTLINE

DAY ONE

Brain Topography, Function, and “Normal Aging”
  • Temporal Lobe
  • Frontal Lobe
  • Parietal Lobe
  • Occipital Lobe
  • Impact of dementia on brain structure and functioning
  • How we view the patient – compassion and sensitivity in your work
Cognitive Disorder and “Forgetfulness”
  • ”Normal aging” and ageism
  • Transient Cognitive Decline
  • Pre-cursor to dementia
  • Mild Neuro-Cognitive Disorder
Clearly Understand Diagnosis for Alzheimer’s Disease and Differentiate it from Other Dementias
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Vascular
  • Parkinson’s
  • Lewy Body
  • Frontotemporal
  • Potentially reversible conditions
  • Wernicke-Korsakoff
Easy-to-Use Cognitive Assessment Tools
  • Mini-Mental State Examination
  • SLUMS
  • Clinical applications
  • Administration and scoring
  • Objective and subjective interpretation
The Latest Medications and Preventative Treatments
  • Current medications
  • Early and Mid-stage Alzheimer’s
  • Mid and Late-stage Alzheimer’s
  • Preventative treatments
  • Alternate interventions


DAY TWO

Mental Health Evaluation
  • Depression
    • Major depression
    • Persistent depressive disorder
    • Adjustment disorder
    • Grief
  • Anxiety
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Differentiate dementia and depression
  • Practical applications
Mental Health Interventions
  • Therapy modalities
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Pet therapy
  • Garden therapy
Difficult Behaviors Related to Dementia: Triggers and Effective Intervention Techniques
  • Goals and general concepts
  • Individualizing care – strengths and limitations
  • Depression
  • Delusions and hallucinations
  • Potential causes and complications
  • Agitation/restlessness – triggers and care planning
  • Activities of daily living – structure and engagement strategies
  • Tactics for verbal and physical combativeness
  • Elopement – reduce risks and action steps
  • Adapting as the disease progresses
Working with Caregivers: Family as Members of the Care Team
  • The most common questions from family
  • Family dynamics
  • Normalizing change
  • Anticipatory grief counseling
  • Caregiver self-assessment scale
  • Caregiver stress, depression and guilt – coping mechanisms
  • Coping for the clinician
Ethics
  • End of life issues
  • Responsibility to patient
  • Power of Attorney
  • Documentation
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

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.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and 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.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

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.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.




Counselors
This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 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.

New York Counselors: CE credit is available. PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Marriage & Family Therapists
This activity consists of 760 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

New York Marriage & Family Therapists: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses in full attendance will earn 12.6 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


Pharmacology Nurse Practitioners
This program offers 165 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 2.75 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 12.5 clock hours and 12.5 participant hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


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 12.5 contact hours or 1.25 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.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary per state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This course qualifies for 15.2 Contact Hours.

New York Psychologists: This live activity consists of 760 minutes of continuing education instruction and is related to the practice of psychology.


Speech-Language Pathologists
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This course is offered for 1.25 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).


Social Workers
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PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2020 - January 27, 2023. Social Workers completing this course receive 12.5 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

New York Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Other Professions
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