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Live Webinar

Challenging Geriatric Behaviors


Faculty:
Steven Atkinson
Duration:
Full Day
Product Code:
LWC073670
Brochure Code:
PWZ73670
Media Type:
Live Webinar

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This is the best seminar on challenging geriatric behaviors that you will ever attend - GUARANTEED! Join Steven Atkinson, nationally-known expert, author and speaker on geriatrics, for a high-energy, dynamic seminar filled with interesting case studies, insightful discussions and interactive learning. You will leave this seminar with practical techniques that you can apply the next day!

Dealing with cognitively-impaired geriatric patients can be challenging even for the experienced healthcare professional. You will learn strategies to manage behaviors such as:

  • Dementia
  • Aggression
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Refusal of food and fluids
  • Inappropriate sexual advances


If older adults are routinely under your care, minimize your risk of escalating the problems associated with troublesome, often irrational behavior by attending this program. Gain valuable insights into the causes of challenging geriatric behaviors and learn innovative and practical intervention strategies to improve the care you provide.

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Steven Atkinson's Profile

Steven Atkinson Related seminars and products: 16

PA-C, MS


Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS, is a Board Certified Physician Assistant specializing in Geriatric Internal Medicine. He practices medicine in the greater Minneapolis area. In addition to his private practice, he has been on the faculty at the University of Utah since 1994 and has been involved in medicine for over 30 years.

Steven is the co-founder of Twin Cities Physicians, which serves older adults in nearly all levels of their care. He has presented nationally for over 15 years, primarily speaking about geriatric-related syndromes.

Steven is the author of Geriatric Pharmacology: The Principles of Practice & Clinical Recommendations, Second Edition (PESI, 2016) and also sits on several boards whose purpose is to elevate the level of care in medicine for the patients they serve. Steven has been described as a “dynamic” educator and one of the most engaging presenters around. Don’t miss him!

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Steven Atkinson is the founder and co-owner of Twin Cities Physicians; and owner of Mindful Geriatrics, LLC. He is an Adjunct Faculty at the University of Utah. Mr. Atkinson receives royalties as an author for PESI Publishing and Media. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Steven Atkinson has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose. 


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Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review. 


Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion.


Objectives

  1. Develop strategies to manage difficult behaviors in seniors who have an altered perception of reality.
  2. Identify the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias.
  3. Discuss current research on the prevention of Alzheimer's disease, as well as lifestyle factors to slow the disease progression.
  4. Summarize the safety issues associated with geriatric patients who drive and identify individuals who pose a safety threat.
  5. Explain why wandering occurs in individuals with cognitive impairment and develop strategies to minimize or redirect this behavior.
  6. Describe the environmental and behavioral causes of agitation.
  7. Differentiate between appropriate and inappropriate sexual behaviors in individuals with dementia.
  8. Distinguish between normal sleeping patterns and bedtime issues which could lead to increased health problems.
  9. Analyze the physical and psychological changes that affect an elder's desire and ability to eat including the changes in nutritional requirements.
  10. Identify the signs of caregiver stress and develop intervention strategies to prevent burnout.

Outline

Normal Aging, Dementia, Depression or Delirium
  • Normal aging changes of the mind
  • Depression, dementia, and delirium
  • Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
  • Diagnose, differentiate, and develop a plan of care
Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Stages
  • Assessment
  • Getting a diagnosis
  • Behavioral issues of early diagnosis
  • Management and interventions
  • Pharmacological treatments
Driving with Dementia
  • Driving safety
  • Legal issues
  • Assess driving abilities
  • How to take the keys away
Wandering
  • Reasons why cognitively impaired individuals wander
  • Is wandering a bad thing?
  • Issues to consider
  • Manage a wanderer’s behavior

Physical Aggression

  • Identify the cause of aggression
  • Loss of impulse control
  • Regression of the mind/child-like mind
  • Manage the problem

Inappropriate Sexual Behaviors

  • Normal sexual drive or inappropriate behavior
  • Cognitively impaired individuals
  • Medication management
  • Ethical considerations

Refusing to Eat/Forgetting to Eat

  • Reasons why geriatric patients slow or stop eating
  • Nutritional needs in a geriatric patient
  • Improve nutritional status
  • Malnutrition and dehydration
  • Alternatives to eating

Sleepless Nights

  • Sundowning and behavioral problems in the evening
  • Why does sundowning occur?
  • Environmental interventions to decrease aggressive behaviors
  • Medication management when it becomes problematic

Caregiver Stress

  • Physical, psychological, and emotional stress
  • Identify caregiver burnout and ways to help
  • Assist the caregiver

Other Issues

  • Ways to identify potential falls and prevent injury
  • Causes for orthostatic hypotension
  • Ways to avoid using restraints

Case Studies: Learning from Experience and Mistakes

  • How to manage sundowners
  • Strategies to improve hygiene
  • Reassurance and redirection

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Social Workers
  • Home Healthcare Providers
  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Registered Dietitians & Dietetic Technicians
  • Recreation Therapists

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