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AD / Dementia Trainings

Dementia Training for Healthcare Providers with Greg Jicha MD, PhD

Date: Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm ET by videoconference (ITV) 

Part I "Privacy & Confidentiality of Health Information for Patients with Dementia"
Part II "Recognizing Medical Conditions that Mimic Dementia"

  • Discuss the practical implications of capacity determination in patients with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
  • Explain the role of legally authorized representatives and distinguish the difference between guardianship and conservatorship for patients who have impaired capacity.
  • List at least three reversible medical conditions that could mimic the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.
  • Discuss the American Academy of Neurology practice parameters for recommended clinical tests and evaluations that should be completed in order to rule out reversible causes of the dementia.
  • Recognize the unique clinical strategies in screening for cognitive impairment with special populations, such as persons with intellectual disabilities.  impairment.

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Previous programs in this series can be found at

  • October 3, 2013  "Detecting & Diagnosing Pre-Clinical Alzheimer's and Mild Cognitive Impairment"
  • December 5, 2013  "Promoting Brain Health Activities and Preventing Memory Problems in Later Life"
  • February 6, 2014  "Safety Precautions in Older Patients: Medications, Driving Risks and Home Environment"

Essentials of Dementia Care: Becoming an Effective Trainer

Date: Fall 2014     Location: TBA 
Program Description: An estimated 4.5 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease. The quality of life for persons with Alzheimer's disease is directly related to the relationship they have with their direct care providers. In order to provide quality care, direct care providers must be trained in dementia care. This training will help trainers and educators to develop effective dementia care training programs for their direct care providers and family caregivers. Participants in the training will learn creative ways to teach dementia care concepts as well as innovative strategies for incorporating training into everyday work. Participants will receive a training manual complete with presentations and interchangeable learning activities for implementation within their training programs.
Who Should Attend: This training is designed for professionals (i.e. Physicians, Nurses, Nursing Home Administrators, Home Health, Area Agencies on Aging, Allied Health, Social Workers, Extension Agents, Staff Development Coordinators, and other health care professionals) who are responsible for implementing training in their care settings. Continuing Education credit for Nurses, Nursing Home Administrators, Social Workers and CHES (pending approval).

Agenda and Registration Form - Coming Soon