WITH A TEAM APPROACH
COURSE OVERVIEW: Caring for the dementia patient can be one of the most challenging and rewarding opportunities in health care. In this one-day seminar participants will gain knowledge of the dementia disease process, the role of the interdisciplinary team in dementia management and practical applications for treatment strategies. This course is highly interactive and participants will be able to practice their new techniques with case studies and lab sessions throughout the day.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Speech Therapists, Nurses and Social Workers.
After completing the course, each participant will be able to:
1. Define “dementia” and identiify its causes.
2. Identify methods to measure and quantify dementia and its progression.
3. Understand Pharmacological treatment options for managing dementia and their side
4. Develop strategies to care for dementia patients as an interdisciplinary team.
5. Identify, predict and avoid problem behaviors in a variety of settings.
6. Demonstrate Therapy and Nursing interventions for the dementia patient.
7. Develop documentation for IDT regarding dementia patients.
I. Dementia and its etiologies
II. Anatomical changes in brain tissue subsequent to dementia
III. Quantifying Dementia
IV. Pharmacological Interventions
V. Role of the IDT in caring for dementia patients
VI. Therapy Interventions for the Dementia patient
V. Documentation for the IDT
VI. LAB – Case studies
Continuing Education Credit: CEH/CEU/Contact hours for PT/OT/SLP and Nursing pending approval.
COURSE TIMES: 8:30 - 4:30 p.m. (Lunch on your own)
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: $169 (Paid in full 30 days before class)
REGULAR REGISTRATION: $189
GROUP RATE (3+ from same company): Early $149/Regular $169
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