Understanding the Psychiatric Issues of Dementia

  • 07 Jun 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Juniper Village, State College, PA


Understanding the Psychiatric Issues of Dementia

Please see the flyer for more information.

Target Audience: This training is for all interested individuals and specifically those who provide care to older adults, such as nurses, social workers, case managers, housing service coordinators, nursing home administrators, personal care home administrators, aging and mental health workers.
Juniper Village Senior Living at Brookline
1930 Cliffside Drive   
State College, PA 16801  

Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Cost: $75

Lunch Provided

CEUs: Program approved for 4 hours of Nursing, Social Work, Case Management, PCHA, and NHA credits. Participants must attend the entire session for credit. Partial credit cannot be awarded.

Registration Deadline: 
Sunday, June 4, 2017
At the completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:

§  Discuss the common psychiatric causes of problem behaviors in individuals with dementia:

§  Delirium

§  Depression

§  Anxiety

§  Behavioral and psychological
   symptoms of dementia

§  Articulate the risks of depression for those
   who are providing care for individuals with

§  Review common treatment interventions that
   may be used with individuals who are
   suffering from dementia including
   communication skills, behavioral
   management, and psychosocial

§  Identify evidence-based practices for
   psychiatric issues of dementia.

§  Explore community resources available for
   professionals and family caregivers.

9:30 AM          Final Registration

10:00 – 12:00 PM  Psychiatric Issues of
  • "Caregiving" and risks of depression
    • Behavioral symptoms
    • Interventions
    • Evidenced-based practices
  • Depression and Anxiety
    • Behavioral symptoms
    • Psychotherapeutic and behavioral interventions
    • Evidenced-based practices
  • "Behavioral and psychological or
     Neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia
    • Affects up to 90% of all individuals with dementia
    • Symptoms of disturbed perception, thought content, mood and behavior
    • Most burdensome aspect of care

12:00 - 12:45 PM    LUNCH

12:45 – 1:30 PM   Psychiatric Issues of
                           Dementia Cont.
  • Delirium
    • Assessment
    • Prevention
    • Intervention

1:30 – 1:45 PM      BREAK

1:45 - 2:45 PM      Behavioral Interventions/                                 Psychosocial Approaches                                 for Psychaiatric Issues
                            of Dementia

  • Behavioral responses to caregiving
  • "Institutional" - Enviromental Effects
  • Developing a "therapeutic alliance"

2:15 – 2:30 Conclusion and evaluations

Presenter: Ms. Linda Shumaker, RN-BC, MA, is a registered nurse currently serving as Outreach Coordinator of the Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition.  She has extensive clinical experience working in community mental health, geriatric assessment teams and long-term care.  In addition, she has been an instructor of psychiatry at the Penn State College of Medicine.  She has served as a founding member and former Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition, as a member of the Older Adult Committee of Pennsylvania Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Planning Council, and as a member of the Long Term Care Subcommittee of the Medical Assistance Advisory Committee.
She has previously served on the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania State Alzheimer's Association and the Advisory Board for the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.

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