Digital Seminar

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


Faculty:
Roy D. Steinberg, Ph.D.
Duration:
6 Hours 08 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
May 01, 2020
Product Code:
POS062655
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

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!

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Roy D. Steinberg, Ph.D.'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.


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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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