Understanding the Psychiatric Issues of Dementia

  • 20 Sep 2017
  • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Brockway Depot Senior Center, Brockway, PA


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Understanding the Psychiatric Issues of Dementia

Jefferson County

September 20, 2017

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.
Brockway Depot Senior Center
425 Alexander Street
Brockway, PA 15824 

Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Cost: $39

CEUs: Program approved for 4 hours of Nursing, Case Management, PCH Administrators and Social Work by NASW.  Participants must attend the entire session for credit. Partial credit cannot be awarded.

CEU's may incur extra fee.

Registration Deadline: 
Monday, September 18, 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.

8:00 AM          Final Registration

8:30 – 10:30 AM  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

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM    BREAK

10:45 – 11:30 AM   Psychiatric Issues of
                             Dementia Cont.
  • Delirium
    • Assessment
    • Prevention
    • Intervention

11:30  AM - 12:15 PM    Behavioral                
                                    Approaches or
                                    Psychiatric Issues
                                    of Dementia     
  • Behavioral responses to caregiving
  • "Institutional" - Enviromental Effects
  • Developing a "therapeutic alliance"

12:15 –12:30 PM  Conclusion and evaluations

Facilitator: Logan Dougherty

Logan graduated from Tusculum College in December of 2003 with a BA in Clinical Psychology. In addition to his Clinical Psychology degree, he is Nationally Certified through IFPA as a Health Specialist. Logan’s health specialist certification specializes in health, wellness, nutrition, exercise and motivation. Working in the mental health field since 2004, his experience encompasses employment in residential treatment facilities, community and school based mental health services, outpatient and intensive outpatient for substance abuse. Logan’s specialties include knowledge of trauma, psychological determinism, ego defenses mechanisms, emotional/psychology needs, rational emotive behavioral therapy, reality-testing, free association and overall wellness, which include psychological, physical and spiritual factors.

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