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Digital Seminar

Challenging Geriatric Behaviors


Speaker:
Latasha Ellis, PhD, LCSW, LISW-CP, OSW-C
Duration:
Full Day
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Sep 14, 2016
Product Code:
POS076695
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD


Description

  • Difficult Communications
  • Hallucinations
  • Resistance to Care
  • Aggressive Behavior
  • Wandering
  • Sundowning
  • Food and Fluid Deficit/Malnutrition
  • Family Involvement

Caregivers find many older adult behaviors to be challenging. Dementia and delirium are the most frequent contributing factors. Knowing what to expect and what to do related to specific behaviors can decrease frustration and increase satisfaction for everyone involved. A framework for rethinking challenging behaviors provides guidance for choosing management strategies.

Assessment and management techniques are based on theory and evidence. Through interactive discussion, clinical examples, and videos, this program focuses on day-to-day strategies to prevent and/or manage challenging geriatric behaviors.

 

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Speaker

Latasha Ellis, PhD, LCSW, LISW-CP, OSW-C's Profile

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Latasha Ellis, PhD, LCSW, LISW-CP, OSW-C, a licensed clinical social worker, entrepreneur, and educator with over 22 years of post-graduate experience in the field of medical social work and mental health. For over 16 years, she has committed her career to working in an acute care hospital serving patients with chronic illness, more specifically patients with end stage renal disease, cancer, cardiac disease, and chronic lung disease. Dr. Ellis is currently a certified oncology social worker through the American Board of Oncology Social Workers. During her tenure, she developed the hospital’s psychosocial oncology program, which provides programs and services to assist oncology patients adjust to the emotional challenges of a cancer diagnosis. Though currently in private practice, Dr. Ellis continues to work closely with area primary care providers to help patients managing chronic illness, understand advance care planning, and bridge the gap between physical health and emotional health.

Dr. Ellis values the impact of culture on healthcare practices, outcomes, and the patient-provider relationship. Her research titled, Culture into Practice: African American Doctor-Patient Dyad, explored the subjective experience of African American general practitioners as they treated same race patients with depression.

In addition to her clinical experience, Dr. Ellis is an adjunct faculty member at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte and Walden University School of Social Work. She has also presented live seminars on topics like “Managing Challenging Patient and Family Behaviors” and “Challenging Geriatric Behaviors.”

Dr. Ellis holds a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree from Morgan State University, a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the University of Maryland at Baltimore, and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the Institute for Clinical Social Workers in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Ellis also holds a Certificate of Clinical Supervision from the National Association of Social Workers, a Certificate in Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care from the University of Michigan School of Social Work.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Latasha Ellis maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-Financial: Latasha Ellis has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

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Outline

Identifying Baseline

  • Objective Measurements
  • Risk Factors for Escalation of Challenging Behaviors
  • Influence of Gender, Cultural and Societal Factors
  • Environmental and Interactional Considerations
  • Lifelong Patterns and Preferences

Differentiating Among Dementia, Delirium, and Depression

  • Diagnostic Criteria
  • Signs/Symptoms
  • Management

Alzheimer’s Disease: Assessment and Management

  • Various Types of Dementia
  • Progression and Stages: Retrogenesis
  • Pharmacological Treatment Options
  • Problems Commonly Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease: Difficult Communication, Hallucinations, Resistance/Aggression, Wandering, Sundowning, Malnutrition
  • Interventions to Provide a Positive Experience

Difficult Communications and Hallucinations

  • Contributing Factors
  • Verbal and Non-verbal Techniques
  • Therapeutic Use of Self
  • Reorientation, Reminiscence

Validation

  • Problem Solving
  • Entering Their Reality

Resistance to Care

  • Routine Hygiene Needs
  • Reasons for Resistance
  • Successful Techniques

Physically Aggressive Behaviors

  • Reverse Developmental Behavior
  • Behaviors as a Way to Communicate
  • Identify the Problem/Trigger
  • Environmental and Interactional Factors
  • Causes of Escalation

Wandering and Sundowning

  • Contributing Factors
  • Assessment
  • Exercise and Activity
  • Environmental Management
  • Interactional Management

Food and Fluid Deficit/Malnutrition

  • Reasons Why They May Not Eat
  • Ways to Promote Nutritional Intake
  • Tips for Persons Who Need Feeding Assistance
  • The Eating Environment
  • End of Life

The Family Caregiver as Part of the Team

  • Family Dynamics: Role Change
  • Emotions Expressed During Caregiving: Positive and Negative
  • Positive Communication Among Staff, Family, and Older Adult
  • Assisting the Caregiver to Meet the Needs of the Care Recipient
  • Helpful Resources
  • Ways to Help Reduce Stress for the Caregiver

 

Objectives

  • Apply assessment techniques to establish baseline behaviors in older adults.
  • Discuss factors that contribute to challenging geriatric behaviors and relate them to prevention.
  • Differentiate among delirium, dementia and depression in the elderly.
  • Explain the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and related treatment options.
  • Select appropriate environmental, interactional, behavioral, and/or physical/pharmacological interventions to prevent and/or manage challenging geriatric behaviors.
  • Differentiate between effective and ineffective strategies to manage difficult communications, hallucinations, resistance and aggressive behavior, wandering, sundowning, and food and fluid deficit/malnutrition.
  • Identify resources that provide information or services for caregivers.

 

Target Audience

Registered Dietitians & Dietetic Technicians, Nurses, Nursing Home Administrators, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists/Physical Therapist Assistants, Social Workers, Speech-Language Pathologists, and other Healthcare Professionals

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Overall:      4.9

Total Reviews: 7

Comments

Betty B

"Extremely informative course"

Tammy M

"Great presenter, thank you!"

Maureen S

"Excellent program! Excellent Faculty Memeber! I will recommend both!"

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