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Roy D. Steinberg
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17 Apr, 2018
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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 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.
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.
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- Explore brain function in older adults, recognize the impact of dementia on brain structure and function, and determine the difference between “normal forgetfulness” and cognitive impairment.
- Diagnose Alzheimer’s disease and distinguish it from other dementias by accurately identifying manifestations of each type and understand how these differences impact diagnosis and prognosis in older adults.
- Articulate differences between the Folstein Mini-Mental Status examination, SLUMS, and MOCA as screening measuring tools for cognitive impairment and dementia.
- Communicate answers to the most difficult questions family members ask regarding diagnosis and prognosis with confidence and sensitivity.
- Detect triggers for delusions, resisting care, and combativeness and learn to defuse problem behaviors with clinical strategies that reduce risks and can be adjusted as the disease progresses.
- Adapt clinical interventions used in-session to provide patients with individualized care and promote more effective participation in therapy.
- Correlate patients’ strengths and limitations to potential therapeutic approaches when developing treatment plans for older adults with mental health issues or dementia.
- Maximize support for your clients with tips and tactics for working in partnership with families to improve care and strengthen the therapeutic alliance.
- Investigate the concept of caregiver guilt and its implications for the client, clinicians, and those caring for older adults with dementia
- Analyze appropriate and inappropriate sexual behaviors in relationships impacted by dementia and effectively intervene when ability to consent is impaired.
- Explore the ethical issues related to dementia and elucidate how end of life issues and elder abuse inform decisions regarding patient responsibility and documentation.
- Effectively employ tools that assess for common mental health conditions found in the geriatric population including alcohol abuse, anxiety, and depression and learn to differentiate dementia from depression despite similar clinical manifestations.
- DAY ONE:
- Brain Topography, Function, and “Normal Aging”
- Temporal Lobe
- Frontal Lobe
- Parietal Lobe
- Occipital Lobe
- Impact of dementia on brain structure and functioning
- How we view the patient – compassion and sensitivity in your work
- Cognitive Disorder and “Forgetfulness”
- “Normal aging” and ageism
- Transient Cognitive Decline
- Pre-cursor to dementia
- Mild Neuro-Cognitive Disorder
- Clearly Understand Diagnoses for Alzheimer’s Disease and Differentiate it from Other Dementias
- Lewy Body
- Potentially reversible conditions
- Easy-to-Use Cognitive Assessment Tools
- Mini-Mental State Examination
- Clinical applications
- Administration and scoring
- Objective and subjective interpretation
- The Latest Medications and Preventative Treatments
- Current medications
- Early and Mid-stage Alzheimer’s
- Mid and Late-stage Alzheimer’s
- Preventative treatments
- Alternate interventions
- DAY TWO:
- Mental Health Evaluation
- Major Depression
- Persistent Depressive Disorder
- Adjustment Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder
- Alcohol Abuse
- Differentiate dementia and depression
- Practical applications
- Mental Health Interventions
- Therapy modalities
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
- Music Therapy
- Art Therapy
- Pet Therapy
- Garden Therapy
- Difficult Behaviors Related to Dementia: Triggers and Effective Intervention Techniques
- Goals and general concepts
- Individualizing care - strengths and limitations
- Delusions and hallucinations
- Potential causes and complications
- Agitation/restlessness - triggers and care planning
- Activities of Daily Living - structure and engagement strategies
- Tactics for verbal and physical combativeness
- Elopement - reduce risks and action steps
- Adapting as the disease progresses
- Sexual Intimacy in the Elderly
- Sexual manifestation and expression
- Dementia and marital sex
- Assessment tools for ability to consent
- Sexual expressiveness and interventions for dignity
- Working with Caregivers: Family as Members of the Care Team
- The most common questions from family
- Family dynamics
- Normalizing change
- Anticipatory grief counseling
- Caregiver self-assessment scale
- Caregiver stress, depression and guilt — coping mechanisms
- Coping for the clinician
- End of life issues
- Responsibility to patient
- Reporting abuse
- Power of Attorney
Social Workers, Nurses, Speech-Language Pathologists, Psychologists, Counselors, Nursing Home Administrators, Assisted Living Facility Administrators, Case Managers, Long Term/Acute Care Professionals, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists
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