Early Dementia Predictors, Assessments, &
Interventions: Maximize Therapeutic Outcomes
- Social Worker / Therapists Training Seminar
Explore Effective Strategies for Each Stage of
By the year 2030 it is predicted that 20% of the
population will be age 65 or older, and the number of people suffering from
dementia worldwide is expected to hit 76 million. There is a natural tendency
for elderly individuals to become increasingly isolated, and lose interest in
daily activities. Some become more indecisive and lose the ability to
concentrate, causing psychomotor agitation and insomnia, which leads to weight
loss and decreased energy. The culmination of these symptoms is depression,
which is extremely common in preclinical Alzheimer's disease and often a
predictor that dementia may be on its way. These changes are so subtle that
family members and caregivers often do not see the impact until it is beyond the
stages of early dementia.
In this course attendees discover the important predictors of dementia and
distinguish between the various types. Explore effective intervention strategies
for each stage of dementia and identify proper depression screening tools.
Caregiver education strategies will be provided and you will leave with multiple
prevention and intervention approaches to implement in clinical practice
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
• Identify five predictors of dementia
• Articulate the complex relationship between depression and dementia
• List types and stages of dementia with sample cognitive linguistic
interventions for each
• Outline simple language and how to redirect hallucinatory and delusional
• Implement prevention strategies including nutritional status strengthening,
screening for epilepsy, using lighting to improve sleep patterns, emotional and
peer support, and building of meaningful skill sets
• Choose the proper screening tool for depression in any phase of dementia
ELLEN N. FRIEDMAN, MA, CCC-SLP, is a
Speech-Language Pathologist with over 20 years of experience. She completed her
Master's program at Cleveland State University and has a private practice in
Ohio where she works clinically in outpatient, school, and home health settings.
Ms. Friedman began her subspecialty voice practice in 1993, which has expanded
to include pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients with voice, swallowing,
digestive, cognitive-linguistic, speech/language deficits, and dementia. She is
a former president of the Northeast Ohio Regional Association of Medical
Speech/Language Pathologists and is published in the fields of voice and
gastroesophageal disease. Ms. Friedman teaches on the national level. She also
taught in the graduate school of speech pathology at Kent State University, and
was on the faculty at Cleveland State University, teaching clinical procedures.
Ms. Friedman was an invited speaker at last year's Nevada State Speech and
Hearing Association conference, a speaker at Molloy College, and will be
speaking for the Windsor Canada regional hospital system.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Speech-Language Pathologists
- Occupational Therapists
- Occupational Therapy Assistants
- Physical Therapists
- Physical Therapist Assistants
- Rehab Managers
- Activity Professionals
- Nursing Home Administrators
- Social Workers
American Nurses Credentialing Center -
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.
The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. - 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 1: Domain of OT, 2: Occupational
American Speech-Language Hearing Association - 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).
Association of Social Work Boards - 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
California Board of Registered Nursing - Cross Country Education is
approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 13345, for
7.2 contact hours.
Florida Board of Nursing - 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.
General Statement - 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
Iowa Board of Nursing - 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.
Illinois Physical Therapy Association - This program has been submitted
to the Illinois Physical Therapy Association for approval of 6 credit hours.
This course content is not intended for use by any participants outside the
scope of their license or regulation.
Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services - This program has
been submitted to the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services for
approval of Nursing Home Administrators continuing education for 6 contact
Kansas Physical Therapy Association - This program has been submitted to
the Kansas Physical Therapy Association for 6 contact hours.
National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards - 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.
National Certification Council for Activity Professionals - This course
has been submitted for approval of 6 hours of continuing education to NCCAP.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM -