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Effective Interventions for Geriatric Patients
Course - Online
$459.97 USD
$199.99
Product Details
Format:
Online Course
Authors:
ROY D STEINBERG, PHD
STEVEN ATKINSON, PA-C, MS
Publisher:
PESI HealthCare
Copyright:
6/17/2018
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
CRS001260
Objectives
[+] [-] 062655 - The Aging Brain: Assessments, Treatments & Interventions for Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias
  1. Analyze the impact of dementia on brain structure and function, and determine the difference between “normal forgetfulness” and cognitive impairment.
  2. Diagnose dementias, including Alzheimer’s disease, by accurately identifying manifestations of each type and understand how these differences impact prognosis in older adults.
  3. Articulate differences between the Folstein Mini-Mental Status examination, SLUMS, and MOCA and effectively utilize them as screening measure tools for cognitive impairment and dementia.
  4. Develop adaptable behavioral interventions that can provide patients with individualized care and promote more effective participation in therapy.
  5. Investigate the concept of caregiver guilt and its implications for the client, clinicians, and those caring for older adults with dementia.
  6. Correlate patients’ strengths and limitations to potential therapeutic approaches when developing treatment plans for older adults with dementia.

[+] [-] 073670 - Challenging Geriatric Behaviors
  1. Develop strategies to manage difficult behaviors in seniors who have an altered perception of reality.
  2. Identify the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias.
  3. Discuss current research on the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as lifestyle factors to slow the disease progression.
  4. Summarize the safety issues associated with geriatric patients who drive and identify individuals who pose a safety threat.
  5. Explain why wandering occurs in individuals with cognitive impairment and develop strategies to minimize or redirect this behavior.
  6. Describe the environmental and behavioral causes of agitation.
  7. Differentiate between appropriate and inappropriate sexual behaviors in individuals with dementia.
  8. Distinguish between normal sleeping patterns and bedtime issues which could lead to increased health problems.
  9. Analyze the physical and psychological changes that affect an elder’s desire and ability to eat including the changes in nutritional requirements.
  10. Identify the signs of caregiver stress and develop intervention.

[+] [-] 077665 - Differentiating Dementias
  1. Identify the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
  2. List appropriate diagnostic tests to achieve accurate diagnosis.
  3. Devise interventions that are effective and promote positive communication between staff, family & the older adult.

Outline
[+] [-] 062655 - The Aging Brain: Assessments, Treatments & Interventions for Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias
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
  • 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 client
  • Reporting abuse
  • Power of Attorney
  • Documentation

[+] [-] 073670 - Challenging Geriatric Behaviors
Normal Aging, Dementia, Depression or Delirium
  • Normal aging changes of the mind
  • Depression, dementia, and delirium
  • Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
  • Diagnose, differentiate, and develop a plan of care
Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Stages
  • Assessment
  • Getting a diagnosis
  • Behavioral issues of early diagnosis
  • Management and interventions
  • Pharmacological treatments
Driving with Dementia
  • Driving safety
  • Legal issues
  • Assess driving abilities
  • How to take the keys away
Wandering
  • Reasons why cognitively impaired individuals wander
  • Is wandering a bad thing?
  • Issues to consider
  • Manage a wanderer’s behavior
Physical Aggression
  • Identify the cause of aggression
  • Loss of impulse control
  • Regression of the mind/child-like mind
  • Manage the problem
Inappropriate Sexual Behaviors
  • Normal sexual drive or inappropriate behavior
  • Cognitively impaired individuals
  • Medication management
  • Ethical considerations
Refusing to Eat/Forgetting to Eat
  • Reasons why geriatric patients slow or stop eating
  • Nutritional needs in a geriatric patient
  • Improve nutritional status
  • Malnutrition and dehydration
  • Alternatives to eating
Sleepless Nights
  • Sundowning and behavioral problems in the evening
  • Why does sundowning occur?
  • Environmental interventions to decrease aggressive behaviors
  • Medication management when it becomes problematic
Caregiver Stress
  • Physical, psychological, and emotional stress
  • Identify caregiver burnout and ways to help
  • Assist the caregiver
Other Issues
  • Ways to identify potential falls and prevent injury
  • Causes for orthostatic hypotension
  • Ways to avoid using restraints
Case Studies: Learning from Experience and Mistakes
  • How to manage sundowners
  • Strategies to improve hygiene
  • Reassurance and redirection

[+] [-] 077665 - Differentiating Dementias
  • Normal vs. Abnormal Aging
  • Types of Dementias
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease Dementia
  • Substance-Induced Neurocognitive Disorder

Author

ROY D STEINBERG, PHD

ROY D. STEINBERG, PhD, 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 in Los Angeles 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 PhD 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.

STEVEN ATKINSON, PA-C, MS

Steven Atkinson is a Board Certified Physician Assistant specializing in Geriatric Internal Medicine. He lives and works in Minneapolis, Minnesota interacting with patients in all care settings. He has been on the faculty at the University of Utah since 1994 and involved in medicine for nearly 25 years.

He is frequently asked to medically manage the most difficult geriatric patients and help families gain insight into this disease process. Some of his best talents include educating staff about how to manage patients' behaviors non-pharmacologically. Just recently, Steven was asked by the Medical School at the University of Colorado to help direct a fellowship program in Geriatrics. He has also spoken at the distinguished and "invitation-only" Denver Pathological Society.

He is a published author and speaks locally to families and facilities. He has spoken nationally and internationally since 2003 providing his expertise in the area of dementia and pharmacology. He has also been graciously recognized for his compassionate and dedicated service in Geriatric Medicine in the community within which he serves. Steven has been described as a "dynamic" educator and one of the most engaging presenters around. Don't miss him!

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Steven Atkinson is the founder and co-owner of Twin Cities Physicians; and owner of Mindful Geriatrics, LLC. He is an Adjunct Faculty at the University of Utah. Mr. Atkinson receives royalties as an author for PESI Publishing and Media. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Steven Atkinson has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
Contributors
The following individuals contributed to the planning of this educational event: Content Expertise - Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS; Nurse Planner - Barbara Chamberlain, RN, BSN; Target Audience Member - Becky Lange, OTR/L; Diane Dressel, RD; Mary Ellen Akan, MPT; Jack Klott, MSSA, LISW; Jane Yakel, MA CCC-SLP
Continuing Education Credits Awarded for Completion of Entire Package
[+] [-] Combined Continuing Education Credit From All Components
Breakdown of Continuing Education Credits by Components
[+] [-] 062655 - The Aging Brain: Assessments, Treatments & Interventions for Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias
[+] [-] 073670 - Challenging Geriatric Behaviors
[+] [-] 077665 - Differentiating Dementias
Audience
Case Managers, Chaplains/Clergy, Counselors, Nurses, Nursing Home Administrators, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists/Physical Therapist Assistants, Psychologists, Social Workers, Speech-Language Pathologists, and other Mental Health Professionals, Home Healthcare Providers, Physical Therapy Assistants, Registered Dietitians & Dietetic Technicians, Recreation Therapists, Physician Assistants, and other Healthcare Professionals