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Seminar Detail

Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias Certification Training
Where:
WOODBURY, MN
When:
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This event is no longer available for purchase.

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

This one-day program is vital for anyone who works with dementia and needs skills and proven strategies to provide optimal care!

Join B. Heath Gordon, PhD, ABPP, as he provides you with the assessment tools and interventions you need to identify and differentiate between dementias, prevent and reduce difficult behaviors, and improve your ability to communicate with cognitively impaired patients!

More than just an overview of dementia and Alzheimer’s, this program will offer practical solutions to some of the most challenging real-life situations you face and bring you up to speed on the latest medications, preventative treatments, and advances in early detection that could impact your work.

Best of all, upon completion of this live training, you’ll become a Certified Dementia Care Specialist (CDCS) through the International Association of Aging Specialists, letting colleagues, employers, and caregivers know that you’ve invested the extra time and effort necessary to understand the complexities of the disease, build essential skills, and employ safe and effective best practices to provide quality care (visit agingcert.com for details).

Sign up today! No matter your profession, you’ll leave this comprehensive program more confident in your ability to minimize challenging behavioral issues associated with dementia, improve communication with your patients, and provide the best care possible for this vulnerable population!

CERTIFICATION MADE SIMPLE!
  • No hidden fees – PESI pays for your application fee (a $99 value)!
  • No additional forms to fill out.
  • Simply complete this live event and you’re a Certified Dementia Care Specialist through the International Association of Aging Specialists.
Attendees will receive documentation of CDCS certification from The International Association of Aging Specialists 4 to 6 weeks following the program. Professional standards apply. PESI customers do not need to complete steps 2 and 3 of the certification process at agingcert.com. Visit agingcert.com/customercare/faq for answers to frequently asked certification questions.
Objectives:
  1. Communicate how the manifestations of each type of dementia impacts identification and prognosis.
  2. Provide a synopsis of 2 assessment tools that can be employed to screen for possible cognitive difficulty.
  3. Specify how non-verbal communication skills can help professionals identify meanings behind gestures when working with patients who have dementia
  4. Characterize how patient safety can be enhanced with strategies to redirect wandering and mange paranoia.
  5. Establish how the latest medications, preventative treatments, and advances in early detection could impact care of people with dementia.
  6. Explore end of life issues and elder abuse and correlate how the ethics of dying impacts the clinician, client, and their family.
Outline

Manifestations and Prognosis for Each Type of Dementia
  • Cognitive decline vs. normal aging
  • Mild Neuro-Cognitive Disorder
  • Manifestations and prognosis for:
    • Alzheimer’s
    • Vasular Dementia
    • Lewy Body Dementia
    • Frontotemporal Dementia
    • Parkinson’s
  • Stages of dementia
  • Psuedo-dementias and reversible conditions
Cognitive Assessment Tools and Advances in Early-Detection
  • MOCA and SLUMS
    • Step-by-step utilization
    • What they tell you and what they don’t
  • Brain imaging
  • Research on biomarkers
  • Genetic risk proofing
  • When to refer for a formal neuropsychological assessment
Behavioral Interventions Toolbox: Causes of and Solutions to Challenging Behaviors
  • Identifying triggers for challenging behaviors
  • Assess for pain in dementia patients
  • What to do for sundowning?
  • Techniques to minimize combativeness and aggressive behaviors
  • Strategies to redirect wandering
  • Paranoia – causes and management
  • Effective responses to hallucinations and delusions
  • Strategies to reduce repetitive behaviors
  • How to improve personal care and activities of daily living
Communication Strategies to Improve Care
  • Successful non-verbal communication – find meaning behind gestures
  • Best practices to avoid arguments
  • Questions to ask, and how to ask them
  • Innovative communication tools
Psychopharmacology and Nutrition: The Latest Medications and Preventative Treatments
  • Approved medications for behavioral and cognitive symptoms
  • Nutritive interventions for Alzheimer’s prevention
  • Disease modifying medication
Ethical Issues Related to Dementia
  • End of life issues
  • Reporting abuse (physical, sexual, financial)
  • Multicultural considerations
Target Audience
  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Case Managers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Certified Nurses Assistants
  • Homecare Workers
  • Other Rehab, Medical and Mental Health Professionals

BRIAN GORDON, PH.D., ABPP

B. Heath Gordon, Ph.D., ABPP, is a licensed psychologist and is board-certified in clinical neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. Gordon is in independent practice full-time and his clinical focus is on adult and geriatric neuropsychology with patients ranging in cognitive and functional ability as well as stages of chronic illness. He also works as an independent consultant performing forensic neuropsychological evaluations in both civil and criminal cases.

Dr. Gordon has trained hundreds of professionals in the healthcare and mental health fields on Alzheimer’s Disease and neurocognitive disorders, diagnostic interviewing and mental status exams, cognitive screening of older patients, behavioral management of neurocognitive disorders, and the evaluation of decisional capacities in older adults. He holds an affiliate faculty appointment at the rank of assistant professor in the Division of Geriatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and he has published articles and book chapters on various topics in geriatric psychology including psychological assessment and mentoring geriatric psychologists, has presented at state and national conferences on topics in clinical and forensic neuropsychology, and has served as a clinical supervisor or preceptor for pre-doctoral psychology interns, psychology postdoctoral fellows, geriatric nurse practitioners, and fellows in geriatric medicine.

Dr. Gordon earned his Ph.D. from West Virginia University and is a member of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, American Board of Professional Psychology, American Psychological Association (APA; as well as the APA American Psychology-Law Society and Society of Clinical Geropsychology), Mississippi Psychological Association, and National Academy of Neuropsychology.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: B. Heath Gordon is in independent practice. He also works as an independent consultant. He holds an affiliate faculty appointment at the rank of assistant professor in the Division of Geriatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Gordon receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: B. Heath Gordon is a member of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, American Board of Professional Psychology, American Psychological Association, Mississippi Psychological Association, and National Academy of Neuropsychology.
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.

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




Case Managers
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This course has been awarded 6.25 clock hours by the Commission for Case Manager Certification. Full attendance is required.


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.

Minnesota Counselors: Application for MN BBHT continuing education credits has been submitted. Updates will be posted as they become available.

Wisconsin Counselors: CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education clock hours for Wisconsin Counselors. The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (MPSW 19) accepts continuing education programs relevant to counseling by approved providers of the Association of Social Work Boards (Sec. 20-195cc-3). Please see social work CE statements for this program.


Marriage & Family Therapists
This activity consists of 380 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.

Minnesota Marriage & Family Therapists: This course has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Marriage & Family Therapists for 6.25 continuing education credits.

Wisconsin Marriage & Family Therapists: This course has been reviewed and approved by the Wisconsin Association for Marriage and Family Therapy for 6.25 credit hours.


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 6.3 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


Nursing Home Administrators
This program has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 6.25 continuing education clock hours and 6.25 participant hours from NAB/NCERS.


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.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
This activity consists of 6.25 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.

Minnesota Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: This course has been submitted to the Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy for review. Credit is pending.

Wisconsin Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: 6.25 contact hours have been approved by the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association. You must attend at least 80% of the seminar to receive a certificate of attendance.

Minnesota Psychologists: This activity has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Psychology for 6.5 continuing education hours.

Wisconsin Psychologists: CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education credit hours for Wisconsin Psychologists. The State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services under Wis. Administrative Code Chapter PSY 4 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology by providers that are approved for Category 1 AMA credit. This program is certified for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Speech-Language Pathologists
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This course is offered for .6 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 6.25 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.

Minnesota Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This course has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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