Functional Freedom Despite Dementia -
Healthcare Training Seminar
Your Evidence-Based Guide to Maintaining
Dementia is one of the leading causes of death among older Americans – its
prevalence doubling every 5 years after age 65, afflicting nearly 30% of adults
by their 85th birthday. Often undiagnosed or undertreated, dementia takes its
toll on mobility, speech, and memory; silently stealing independence as its
victims withdraw from complex activities.
Discover new, evidence-based techniques in one day that can stop functional
degeneration and help your patients achieve functional gains faster than you
ever imagined. Join Dr. Connie Lambert as she guides you step-by-step through
the process and pitfalls of determining the source and cause of dementia – both
critical elements of planning the treatment program. Learn to confidently
identify the type of dementia present, recognize the functional barriers it
causes, and easily discern temporary dementia symptoms from permanent ones.
Explore effective approaches to each barrier and discover how to kick-start
progress by setting finite, functional goals and combining new techniques to
meet them. Last but not least, review the best documentation practices to adapt
to recent Medicare changes and ensure maximum reimbursement. Whether you're
aiming to reach higher Resource Utilization Group (RUG) levels in a skilled
nursing facility or have your sights set on increasing participation in
Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) at home, Functional Freedom Despite Dementia
will arm you with all the tools you need to help your patients reclaim their
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
• Identify the type of dementia the patient is
experiencing and steps to manage or reduce the aspects that interfere with
• Recognize functional barriers with dementia patients and set finite goals
• Provide skilled, functional treatment and documentation for patients
previously thought to be inappropriate for skilled treatment
• Utilize the procedural memory tract in treatment plans to increase function
• Detect behavioral issues interfering with treatment and determine how to plan
functional treatment to manage and eliminate behaviors
• Collaborate with facility administrators, minimum data set (MDS) nurses, and
other personnel to advance treatment goals
• Document treatment in functional terms
THE PRESENTER'S BIO
CONNIE LAMBERT, PT, CCM, PhD, is a
well-known specialist in the field of geriatric rehabilitation and dementia
care. She graduated from Ohio State University in 1984 with a degree in physical
therapy, specializing in neurologic disorders, and soon noticed the near absence
of rehabilitative efforts for individuals with dementia in the long-term care
setting. She returned to graduate school and earned her doctorate degree in
research psychology, focusing on the brain chemistry and function of aging
adults with dementing disorder. Since then, she has spent her career working
with patients, therapists, physicians, families, and facilities.
Dr. Lambert has developed state-of-the-art treatment protocols for individuals
with Alzheimer's disease and behavioral dysfunction, trained countless
professionals, and lectured throughout the country. She believes every situation
is unique and every solution is one of a kind. Most importantly, Dr. Lambert
teaches therapists and other professionals how to deliver effective treatment to
improve function in individuals with dementia.
Financial - Receives a speaking honorarium from Cross Country Education
Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
• Physical Therapists
• Physical Therapist Assistants
• Occupational Therapists
• Occupational Therapy Assistants
• Speech-Language Pathologists
• Speech & Language Pathology Assistants
• Activity Professionals
• Nursing Home Administrators
• Social Workers
• Dietary Managers
This course has been pre-approved for 6 hours of
continuing education by NCCAP approval #NCCAP31284-14.
This program has been submitted for 6 continuing education credits to the New
Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for Physical Therapists and
Physical Therapy Assistants.
According to the regulatory criteria established by the New Jersey Board of
Social Work Examiners, and by our compliance with that criteria, Cross Country
Education offers this program for 6 Clinical (C) hours for New Jersey Social
Workers to meet the continuing education requirements for the 2012-2014 renewal
of your New Jersey social work license/certification.
Cross Country Education is recognized by the New York State Education
Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for
physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This
seminar is awarded 7.2 contact hours.
This program has been approved for 6 contact hours of continuing education under
the auspices of the National Association of Social Workers New York State
Continuing Education Recognition Program. Approval number S-530-G.
Cross Country Education is seeking Direct Access approval from the Pennsylvania
State Board of Physical Therapy.
Cross Country Education, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing
education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on
Accreditation. This course is offered for 6 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education.
This course is offered for .6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not
imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures
by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Introductory, Category 2: Occupational Therapy
Cross Country Education is approved by the American Psychological Association to
sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Cross Country Education
maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program offers 6
CE credits for psychologists. Full attendance is required to receive credit for
psychologist, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on
the APA guidelines.
Cross Country Education, LLC is approved by the Continuing Education Board of
the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing
education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. See course
information for number of ASHA CEUs, instructional level and content area. ASHA
CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific
products or clinical procedures. This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs
(Intermediate level; Professional area).
Cross Country Education provider #1005, is approved as a provider for social
work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Licensure Boards (ASWB),
through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program (an approved provider
since 1999, approved through 1-27-15). Cross Country Education maintains
responsibility for the program. Social workers will receive 6 continuing
education clock hours for participating in this course. Licensed social workers
should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current
continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Visit ASWB's website at
www.aswb.org for more information.
Cross Country Education is approved by the California Board of Registered
Nursing, Provider #CEP 13345, for 7.2 contact hours.
This program has been approved for 6 general educational clock hours by the
Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (approval #159819).
Cross Country Education is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing,
provider #50-466. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing education hours 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 filing requirements.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider with the Iowa Board Of Nursing,
approved provider #328. This course is offered for 7.2 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is a Certified Sponsor of professional continuing
education with the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards
(NAB) and has approved this program for the number of clock hours listed under
their sponsor agreement with NAB/NCERS. State licensure boards, however, have
final authority on the acceptance of individual courses.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM