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The Aging Brain: Assessments, Treatments & Interventions for Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias



Individuals with dementia interact with a variety of professionals including nursing staff, psychologists, counsellors, social workers, OTs, PTs, SLPs, home health aides, adult day centre staff, and first responders.

But whatever your profession, proper skills and understanding of the disease is needed to work with this population. Without the appropriate training, safety risks grow and opportunities to improve care and quality of life are missed.

This essential training program will provide you with the tools, strategies, and practices you need to best serve patients facing Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

In just one day you’ll learn how you can better assess for and differentiate between different types of dementias, overcome the communication issues that can obstruct quality care, work more collaboratively with family and caregivers, maximize daily functioning, and safely and effectively intervene when difficult behaviours arise.

Best of all, upon completion of this training, you'll be eligible to become a Certified Dementia Care Specialist (CDCS) through the International Association of Aging Specialists, letting colleagues, employers, and caregivers know that you've invested the extra time and effort necessary to understand the complexities of the disease, build essential skills, and employ safe and effective best practices to provide quality care (visit agingcert.com for details).

Purchase today! You can’t afford to miss out on this chance to get the skills, tactics, and knowledge you need to provide the best care possible for these patients!


Details

Product Details
Average Rating:
   4.6
Faculty:
Roy D. Steinberg
Duration:
6 Hours 08 Minutes
Copyright:
01 May, 2020
Product Code:
RNV062655
Media Type:
DVD - Also available: Digital Seminar
Access:
Never expires.

CPD


Continuing Professional Development Certificates - PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 6.0 hours CPD.

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Faculty

Roy D. Steinberg's Profile

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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.

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.


Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Objectives

  1. Analyze the impact of dementia on brain structure and function, and determine the difference between “normal forgetfulness” and cognitive impairment.
  2. Differentiate dementias from one another by identifying manifestations of each type.
  3. Articulate differences between the Folstein Mini-Mental Status Examination and SLUMS and effectively utilize them as screening measure tools for cognitive impairment and dementia.
  4. Employ adaptable behavioural 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.

Outline

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 – Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors
  • Mid and Late-stage Alzheimer’s – Neurotransmitter Glutamate
  • Alternate interventions

Behavioural 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 patient
  • Reporting abuse
  • Power of Attorney
  • Documentation

Target Audience

  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Counselors
  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Assisted Living Facility Administrators
  • Long Term/Acute Care Professionals
  • Case Managers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists

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Overall:      4.6

Total Reviews: 1202

Comments

Jaclyn K - Huntley, Illinois

"Really enjoyed seminar and presenter! "

Tami B - KANSAS CITY, Missouri

"Took this course for personal more than professional reasons as my father has been diagnosed with dementia. This information will be very helpful in my families journey. Thank you!!"

SCOTT L - ASHLAND, Wisconsin

"Outstanding seminar. I would highly encourage others to attend Dr. Steinberg's presentations."

Jung O - NEW YORK, New York

"Very explanatory and educational "

PAMELA S - PUYALLUP, Washington

"Well presented with a full spectrum of information."

Sally C - CONSHOHOCKEN, Pennsylvania

"This is a very valuable seminar and Dr Steinberg's way of presenting it was excellent!"

Jill T - WAMPSVILLE, New York

"Excellent presentation and information. I especially appreciated the presenter's actual examples given to clarify and reinforce the information that he was presenting. There were so many additional notes that I made on the handouts that it took longer than the 6.25 hours to complete this course. This information will be useful to me, family members and friends as we travel through our later years. Thank you for having these quality programs for us."

Mary Jeanne O - Waipahu, Hawaii

"EXCELLENT!"

Julie Z - Torrance, California

"This was an outstanding presentation! "

Vanessa M - SAMMAMISH, Washington

"Great course. Expert examples of information relative to working with older adults."

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