Aging Brain, Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias: Bridge the Commu
Digital Seminar

Aging Brain, Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias: Bridge the Communication Gap, Manage Challenging Behaviors and Connect with Your Clients and Their Caregivers


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Faculty:
Jennifer McKeown
Duration:
5 Hours 50 Minutes
Copyright :
Apr 19, 2018
Product Code:
POS053495
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

  • Transform your interactions with clients and engage them in meaningful activities
  • Minimize agitation, anxiety, and other behavioral and psychological symptoms
  • Medications, preventative treatments, and side-effects explored
  • Work with families to maximize support and improve care
  • Sex and sexual identity in dementia and Alzheimer’s patients – what you need to know!

The challenges and frustrations of working with people suffering with dementia can feel overwhelming. You worry because your clients’ needs aren’t clearly communicated and you need a better way to reach them. Difficult behavioral issues like agitation and anxiety often get in the way of your ability to provide care. Interventions and techniques that worked yesterday, don’t work today. And you even need to work with patients and their spouses regarding uncomfortable personal issues like sex and sexuality that they didn’t teach you about at school.

As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Director of Social Work for a skilled nursing facility, Jennifer McKeown has spent the last decade immersed in the Alzheimer’s and dementia field. Through her work with hundreds of dementia sufferers and their families, she has acquired the hands-on skills, techniques, and solutions you need to handle the challenges, answer your questions, and provide the best care possible.

Join Jennifer as she walks you through what works and what doesn’t with geriatric patients facing Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Return to your practice better able to evaluate, assess and effectively intervene in depression, anxiety, aggression and other behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. Broaden your understanding of medications, preventative treatments, and the impact of their side-effects on older patients. Walk away with innovative tools to overcome communication deficiencies and a game plan for maximizing client support in partnership with caregivers and family members.

Practical and understandable, Jennifer’s animated and interactive delivery style will draw you into the dire nature of dementia and leave you feeling empowered and eager to use your new skills!

Don’t wait, sign up for this multifaceted seminar today!

Key benefits of attending:

  • Communication tools to transform your interactions with clients and engage them in meaningful activities.
  • Sidestep problem behaviors – identify and understand triggers for delusions, hallucinations, and anxiety.
  • Up-to-date behavioral interventions to manage agitation and elopement, reduce risks, and allow you to adapt treatment as the disease changes.
  • Learn how to handle sex and sexual identity in dementia with confidence and sensitivity.
  • Tips and tactics for working in partnership with families to improve care.

Credits

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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards


Counselors

This intermediate self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


New York Counselors

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This self-study activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


Texas Counselors

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Provider #: 2477. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


South Carolina Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists

This program has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Approval #4540.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Nurses

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.

 

**FLORIDA PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To be reported to CE Broker, while completing the online post-test/evaluation, please answer YES to the question: “Do you need your hours reported to FL CE Broker?” and include your complete license number when you are prompted (i.e. MH1234, RN9876543, OT159, etc.). After completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, your information will automatically be sent to cepesi@pesi.com to be reported. If you forget to answer yes, please send an email to cepesi@pesi.com with the following information: full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, date you completed the post-test, and your name and your license number. Please allow 3-4 weeks for processing.


Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 6.3 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

AOTA

PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 self-study contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate. Expires: 04/19/2020.


Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number BAP #77. This course qualifies for 6.3 self-study continuing education credits.

>**FLORIDA PARTICIPANTS ONLY: If you did not answer YES to the question: “Do you need your hours reported to FL CE Broker?” while completing the online post-test/evaluation, please send an email to cepesi@pesi.com with the following information: full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, date you completed the post-test, and your name and your license number. Please allow 3-4 weeks for your hours to be posted.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 6.25 continuing competency hours.


Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 CE credit hours.


New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This self-study course qualifies for 7.6 contact hours.


Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2106032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 6.25 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Psychologists

This self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education. PESI, Inc. designates this self-study activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. This activity was originally recorded on 04/19/2018. It was last reviewed on 09/08/2018 and is valid until 09/08/2021.

Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.


Canadian Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 6.0 self-study continuing education hours.


Florida Psychologists

PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology. Provider Number BAP #77. This product qualifies for 6.3 self-study continuing education credits.

**FLORIDA PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To be reported to CE Broker, while completing the online post-test/evaluation, please answer YES to the question: “Do you need your hours reported to FL CE Broker?” and include your complete license number when you are prompted (i.e. MH1234, RN9876543, OT159, etc.). After completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, your information will automatically be sent to cepesi@pesi.com to be reported. If you forget to answer yes, please send an email to cepesi@pesi.com with the following information: full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, date you completed the post-test, and your name and your license number. Please allow 3-4 weeks for processing.


Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. 


Canadian Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level self-study course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Colorado Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This self-study course has been approved for 6.3 continuing education hours. 

 

COLORADO PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To be reported to the Colorado Chapter of the NASW, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com and provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study package has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


New York Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This self-study activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Ohio Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Successful completion of this self-study course meets the qualifications for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Pennsylvania Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


California Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Educational Psychologists

This intermediate activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Florida Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number BAP #77. This self-study course qualifies for 6.25 continuing education credits.

**FLORIDA PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To be reported to CE Broker, while completing the online post-test/evaluation, please answer YES to the question: “Do you need your hours reported to FL CE Broker?” and include your complete license number when you are prompted (i.e. MH1234, RN9876543, OT159, etc.). After completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, your information will automatically be sent to cepesi@pesi.com to be reported. If you forget to answer yes, please send an email to cepesi@pesi.com with the following information: full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, date you completed the post-test, and your name and your license number. Please allow 3-4 weeks for processing.
Kansas Speech-Language Pathologists

Approved for 7.5 self-study continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Speech-Language Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.


Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

This course contains 6.0 hours of self-study continuing education. It was not offered for ASHA CEUs. Please retain your certificate of completion. If audited for ASHA Certification Maintenance, you can submit this certificate of completion at that time. For state licensure, teacher certification renewal, or other credential renewal, contact those agencies for information about your reporting responsibilities and requirements.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.


Handouts

Faculty

Jennifer McKeown Related seminars and products: 1

LMHC, CDP, CADDCT


Jennifer McKeown, LMHC, CDP, CADDCT is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Dementia Practitioner and Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer, who has seen hundreds of patients and their families through the process of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. She found her true calling while working as a hospital social worker and a director of social work for a nursing home. Jennifer has immersed herself in the field over the last decade and serves as the director of social work for a skilled nursing facility focusing on psychosocial support and family education. Jennifer is also an adjunct professor for a community college providing professional courses on dementia to service providers as well as nursing and social work students. 
Speaker Disclosures: 
Financial: Jennifer McKeown is director of social work at Bethany Village. She is an adjunct professor for Corning Community College. Ms. McKeown receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. 
Non-financial: Jennifer McKeown is a member of the American Mental Health Counseling Association.


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Objectives

  1. Distinguish between different types of dementias by accurately identifying manifestations of each type and understand how these differences impact diagnosis and prognosis.
  2. Determine an approach to evaluate and assess depression, delirium, hallucinations, and other behavioral pathologies in demented patients.
  3. Employ journaling, aromatherapy, touch and other research-informed interventions in your treatment plans for depression, anxiety, and agitation in clients with dementia.
  4. Maximize support for your clients with tips and tactics that nurture collaboration with and within families, foster the therapeutic alliance, and improve care.
  5. Analyze appropriate and inappropriate sexual behaviors in relationships where one member suffers from dementia, and know when and how to assess for ability to consent.
  6. Explore the ethics of dementia with an in-depth look at end-of-life issues and elder abuse and be able to correlate how the ethics of dying impacts the clinician, client, and their family.

Outline

  • Diagnosis, Prognosis and Pharmacological Treatment
    • Types of dementia and pseudo-dementia
    • Alzheimer’s disease
    • Diagnosis and prognosis
      • Stages/Presentation
      • Risk factors/Genetics
    • Assessment tools
    • Medications and side-effects explored
      • Current medications
      • Preventative treatments
  • Bridge the Communication Gap with Innovative Approaches
    • When traditional communication is replaced by behaviors
    • Person centered: Gathering beliefs and values
    • Effective tips for communicating with dementia patients
      • Find the meaning behind the gesture
      • How to avoid arguments
      • What questions to ask, and how to ask them
    • Meaningful activities that connect
      • Music and memory
      • Photo books, boxes
      • Postcards and other innovative tools
  • Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms: Triggers and Intervention Techniques
    • Depression and anxiety
      • Journaling
      • Music and memory
      • Aromatherapies
    • Agitation - triggers, pain and care planning
      • Music
      • Aromatherapies
      • Bright Light therapy
    • Delusions and hallucinations
      • Potential causes and complications
    • Wandering as a stress reliever
    • Elopement -reducing risks and action steps
    • Adapting as the disease changes
  • Work with Caregivers: Family as Members of the Care Team
    • Family dynamics
    • Normalizing change
    • Validation, empathy and active listening
    • Providing 1:1 counseling to families
    • Anticipatory grief counseling
    • Caregiver self-assessment scale
    • Caregiver burnout and where to go for help
  • Sex, Intimacy and Sexual Identity in Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
    • Sexual manifestation and expression
    • Dementia and marital sex
      • Assessment tools for ability to consent
      • Sexual expressiveness and interventions for dignity
    • LGBTQ Culture
      • Needs and competencies
      • SAGE: Advocacy & Services for LGBTQ Elders
  • The Ethics of Dementia
    • End of life issues
    • Power of Attorney
    • Elder abuse

Target Audience

Social Workers, Counselors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Case Managers, Speech-Language Pathologists, LPN’s, RN’s, CNA’s, Homecare Workers, Nurse Practitioners, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists/Physical Therapist Assistants, Other Medical Professionals

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