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Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias Certification Training


Faculty:
John Colletti, Psy.D.
Duration:
Full Day
Product Code:
LWC056150
Brochure Code:
PWZ83672
Media Type:
Live Webinar


Description

This one-day program is vital for anyone who works with dementia and needs skills and proven strategies to provide optimal care!
Join Dr. John Colletti as he provides you with the assessment tools and interventions you need to identify and differentiate between dementias, prevent and reduce difficult behaviors, and improve your ability to communicate with cognitively impaired patients!

More than just an overview of dementia and Alzheimer’s, this program will offer practical solutions to some of the most challenging real-life situations you face and bring you up to speed on the latest medications, preventative treatments, and advances in early detection that could impact your work.

Best of all, upon completion of this live training, you’ll be eligible to become a Certified Dementia Care Specialist (CDCS) through Evergreen Certifications. Certification lets colleagues, employers, and clients know that you’ve invested the extra time and effort necessary to understand the complexities of dementia care counselling. Professional standards apply. Visit www.evergreencertifications.com/CDCS for details.


CERTIFICATION MADE SIMPLE!

  • No hidden fees – PESI pays for your application fee (a $99.99 value)!
  • Simply complete this live event and the post-event evaluation included in this training, and your application to be a Certified Dementia Care Specialist through Evergreen Certifications is complete.*

Attendees will receive documentation of CDCS designation from Evergreen Certifications 4 to 6 weeks following the program. *Professional standards apply. Visit www.evergreencertifications.com/CDCS for professional requirements.

Sign up today! No matter your profession, you’ll leave this comprehensive program more confident in your ability to minimize challenging behavioral issues associated with dementia, improve communication with your patients, and provide the best care possible for this vulnerable population!

 

Credits


CE Information Coming Soon

Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this live webcast.
 



Faculty

John Colletti Related seminars and products: 1

Psy.D.


Dr. John Colletti, is a clinical psychologist who has specialized in geriatric psychology and the evaluation and treatment of individuals with dementia and other forms of cognitive decline for over 24 years.

 

Dr. Colletti is an expert in psychological, cognitive and functional assessment and has lectured to rehabilitation, healthcare and mental health professionals throughout the United States.  He maintains a private practice in Virginia where he provides consultation and psychotherapeutic services to long term care facilities.

 

Dr. Colletti earned his Psy.D. from Nova Southeastern University.


Additional Info

Program Information

CD/DVD

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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 and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. 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. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


Objectives

  1. Communicate how the manifestations of each type of dementia impacts identification and prognosis.
  2. Provide a synopsis of 2 assessment tools that can be employed to screen for possible cognitive difficulty.
  3. Specify how non-verbal communication skills can help professionals identify meanings behind gestures when working with patients who have dementia.
  4. Characterize how patient safety can be enhanced with strategies to redirect wandering and manage paranoia.
  5. Establish how the latest medications, preventative treatments, and advances in early detection could impact care of people with dementia.
  6. Explore end of life issues and elder abuse and correlate how the ethics of dying impacts the clinician, client, and their family.

Outline

Manifestations and Prognosis for Each Type of Dementia
  • Cognitive decline vs. normal aging
  • Mild Neuro-Cognitive Disorder
  • Manifestations and prognosis for:
    • Alzheimer’s
    • Vascular Dementia
    • Lewy Body Dementia
    • Frontotemporal Dementia
    • Parkinson’s
  • Stages of dementia
  • Psuedo-dementias and reversible conditions
Cognitive Assessment Tools and Advances in Early-Detection
  • MOCA and SLUMS
    • Step-by-step utilization
    • What they tell you and what they don’t
  • Brain imaging
  • Research on biomarkers
  • Genetic risk profiling
  • When to refer for a formal neuropsychological assessment
Behavioral Interventions Toolbox: Causes and Solutions to Challenging Behaviors
  • Identifying triggers for challenging behaviors
  • Assess for pain in dementia patients
  • What to do for sundowning?
  • Techniques to minimize combativeness and aggressive behaviors
  • Strategies to redirect wandering
  • Paranoia – causes and management
  • Effective responses to hallucinations and delusions
  • Strategies to reduce repetitive behaviors
  • How to improve personal care and activities of daily living
Communication Strategies to Improve Care
  • Successful non-verbal communication – find meaning behind gestures
  • Best practices to avoid arguments
  • Questions to ask, and how to ask them
  • Innovative communication tools
Psychopharmacology and Nutrition: The Latest Medications and Preventative Treatments
  • Approved medications for behavioral and cognitive symptoms
  • Nutritive interventions for Alzheimer’s prevention
  • Disease modifying medication
Ethical Issues Related to Dementia
  • End of life issues
  • Reporting abuse (physical, sexual, financial)
  • Multicultural considerations

Target Audience

  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Case Managers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Certified Nurses Assistants
  • Homecare Workers
  • Other Rehab, Medical and Mental Health Professionals

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