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Innovative Interventions for the Aging Brain, Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
Audio CD
$169.99 USD
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Audio CD - 4+ hours   Instructions
Multi-disc audio recording with electronic manual and instructions.
4/19/2018 - Available Now for Pre-Order
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  1. Distinguish between different types of dementias by accurately identifying manifestations of each type and understand how these differences impact diagnosis and prognosis.
  2. Determine an approach to evaluate and assess depression, delirium, hallucinations, and other behavioral pathologies in demented patients.
  3. Employ journaling, aromatherapy, touch and other research-informed interventions in your treatment plans for depression, anxiety, and agitation in clients with dementia.
  4. Maximize support for your clients with tips and tactics that nurture collaboration with and within families, foster the therapeutic alliance, and improve care.
  5. Analyze appropriate and inappropriate sexual behaviors in relationships where one member suffers from dementia, and know when and how to assess for ability to consent.
  6. Explore the ethics of dementia with an in-depth look at end-of-life issues and elder abuse and be able to correlate how the ethics of dying impacts the clinician, client, and their family.
  • Diagnosis, Prognosis and Pharmacological Treatment
    • Types of dementia and pseudo-dementia
    • Alzheimer’s disease
    • Diagnosis and prognosis
      • Stages/Presentation
      • Risk factors/Genetics
    • Assessment tools
    • Medications and side-effects explored
      • Current medications
      • Preventative treatments
  • Bridge the Communication Gap with Innovative Approaches
    • When traditional communication is replaced by behaviors
    • Person centered: Gathering beliefs and values
    • Effective tips for communicating with dementia patients
      • Find the meaning behind the gesture
      • How to avoid arguments
      • What questions to ask, and how to ask them
    • Meaningful activities that connect
      • Music and memory
      • Photo books, boxes
      • Postcards and other innovative tools
  • Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms: Triggers and Intervention Techniques
    • Depression and anxiety
      • Journaling
      • Music and memory
      • Aromatherapies
    • Agitation - triggers, pain and care planning
      • Music
      • Aromatherapies
      • Bright Light therapy
    • Delusions and hallucinations
      • Potential causes and complications
    • Wandering as a stress reliever
    • Elopement -reducing risks and action steps
    • Adapting as the disease changes
  • Work with Caregivers: Family as Members of the Care Team
    • Family dynamics
    • Normalizing change
    • Validation, empathy and active listening
    • Providing 1:1 counseling to families
    • Anticipatory grief counseling
    • Caregiver self-assessment scale
    • Caregiver burnout and where to go for help
  • Sex, Intimacy and Sexual Identity in Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
    • Sexual manifestation and expression
    • Dementia and marital sex
      • Assessment tools for ability to consent
      • Sexual expressiveness and interventions for dignity
    • LGBTQ Culture
      • Needs and competencies
      • SAGE: Advocacy & Services for LGBTQ Elders
  • The Ethics of Dementia
    • End of life issues
    • Power of Attorney
    • Elder abuse


Jennifer McKeown, LMHC, CDP, CADDCT is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Dementia Practitioner and Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer, who has seen hundreds of patients and their families through the process of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. She found her true calling while working as a hospital social worker and a director of social work for a nursing home. Jennifer has immersed herself in the field over the last decade and serves as the director of social work for a skilled nursing facility focusing on psychosocial support and family education. Jennifer is also an adjunct professor for a community college providing professional courses on dementia to service providers as well as nursing and social work students.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Jennifer McKeown is director of social work at Bethany Village. She is an adjunct professor for Corning Community College. Ms. McKeown receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Jennifer McKeown is a member of the American Mental Health Counseling Association.
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CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements.

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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.

Social Workers, Counselors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Case Managers, Speech-Language Pathologists, LPN’s, RN’s, CNA’s, Homecare Workers, Nurse Practitioners, Other Medical Professionals