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Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias Certification Training



This recording is vital for anyone who works with dementia and needs skills and proven strategies to provide optimal care.

Join Dr. Sherrie All in this recording as she provides you with the assessment tools and critical interventions you need to identify and differentiate between dementias, prevent and reduce difficult behaviours, 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.

Better still, throughout the recording you’ll build essential skills, better understand the complexities of the disease, and discover how you can employ safe and effective best practices to provide quality care.

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


Become Certified in Dementia Care!

Completion of this course meets ALL the educational hours should you choose to apply for certification as a Certified Dementia Care Specialist (CDCS) through the International Association of Aging Specialists.

To learn more about how you can apply for CDCS certification and distinguish yourself from other professionals, visit agingcert.com


Details

Product Details
Average Rating:
   4.6
Speakers:
Sherrie All, Ph.D.
Duration:
6 Hours 13 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Mar 20, 2020
Product Code:
POS054880
Media Type:
Digital Recordings - Also available: DVD

CPD


CPD

This online program is worth 6.25 hours CPD.



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Speakers

Sherrie All, Ph.D.'s Profile

Sherrie All, Ph.D. Related seminars and products: 5

Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness


Sherrie All, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical neuropsychologist who has specialized in treating people with dementia, Parkinson's disease, TBI, MS, and other neurological disorders for over a decade. Dr. All is the founder and director of the Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness, a private neuropsychology practice specializing in cognitive rehabilitation and brain health. The evidence-based cognitive rehabilitation interventions she uses have helped hundreds of adults experiencing cognitive declines improve their thinking skills, expand their functional independence, and enhance their brain health.

Dr. All has worked as a consultant to the Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging, helping to develop and evaluate a holistic brain fitness program, and her work with individuals on ways to lower their personal risk for dementia has earned the attention of media outlets including The New Yorker and Crain's Chicago Business. Dr. All earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and is a member of the American Psychological Associations.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Sherrie All is the owner of the Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Sherrie All has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


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 impact the clinician, client, and their family.

Outline

Manifestations and Prognosis for Each Type of Dementia

  • Cognitive decline vs. normal ageing
  • 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

Behavioural Interventions Toolbox: Causes and Solutions to Challenging Behaviours

  • Identifying triggers for challenging behaviours
  • Assess for pain in dementia patients
  • What do for sundowning?
  • Techniques to minimize combativeness and aggressive behaviours
  • Strategies to redirect wandering
  • Paranoia – causes and management
  • Effective responses to hallucinations and delusions
  • Strategies to reduce repetitive behaviours
  • 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 Administrator
  • 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

Reviews

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Overall:      4.6

Total Reviews: 1681

Comments

Michael S

"Good speaker and well educated. Great learning tool!"

Carolyn U

"Excellent presentation with wonderful content. Very clinical and professional. Just what I wanted!"

Meredith L

"Course was great. Speaker made even the anatomy part fun and interesting."

Amy N

"Wonderful!"

Carol L

"Good course...lots of information"

Wayne H

"Excellent presentation. Dr. All was knowledgeable, personable and upbeat. Program was densely packed and comprehesnive."

Denise H

"GREAT presenter. Very knowledgeable and skilled. Very engaging, great presence. "

Courtney W

"Dr. All was extremely relatable and engaging. Really appreciated her mastery of the content balanced with a very digestible presentation/explanation and real-life application. I would recommend her to friends and colleagues and will explore other course offerings. Thank you!"

Claire C

"Dr. All has a way of explaining things in terms that make sense and make the material easier to retain."

Dawn Y

"I really appreciate the way that Sherrie presents complicated topics in a way that can be more easily understood by professionals at my level of expertise. Thanks Sherrie!"

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