Alzheimer's Disease Training

  • 30 Jul 2014
  • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Westmoreland County Community College


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Alzheimer's Disease:

New Criteria and Guidelines for Diagnosis, Early Recognition, Treatment, Behavioral Interventions, Prevention Strategies, Diverse Population Issues and Resources

4 Contact Hours approved for Licensed Social Workers, Case Managers, Nursing Home Administrators, Registered Nurses (PSNA), and Personal Care Home Administrators.

(Participants must attend the entire training to receive CEUs. Partial credit will not be awarded.)

Participants MUST complete a new demographic form, which is required by our funder. This form is available at
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Please see the flyer for more information.

Target Audience: This training is for all individuals who provide care to older adults, such as nurses, social workers, case managers, nursing home administrators, personal care home administrators, direct care workers, and family members.

Location: Westmoreland County Community College, Founders Hall Amphitheater
145 Pavilion Lane, Youngwood, PA

Time: July 30, 2014, 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Cost: $75. A box lunch will be provided.

Approximately 5.4 million people in US are currently afflicted with Alzheimer’s Disease, with an expectation of approximately 14 million by 2030.  In 2011 new criteria and guidelines for diagnosis were established for the first time in 27 years, spearheaded by the Alzheimer’s Association and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  This workshop will cover those criteria and diagnostic guidelines, early recognition, current and proposed treatments, behavioral and psychosocial interventions, and recommended strategies for prevention. Special emphasis will be placed on cultural and background issues that affect prevalence rates and barriers for adequate healthcare and caregiver support.

9:30 Final Registration

10:00 - 11:30 New Criteria and Guidelines for Alzheimer's Disease

11:30 - 12:00 Medication Management for Individuals Suffering from Dementia

12:00 - 12:30 Lunch

12:30 - 1:30 Interventions for Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia

1:30 - 1:45 Prevention Strategies

1:45 - 2:00 Issues Related to Various Populations

2:00 - 2:15 Resources for Professionals and Family Caregivers

2:15 - 2:30 Conclusions 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.

Canceled registrations more than two weeks before the activity will be refunded less a 20% service charge. Cancellations less than two weeks before the program will be invoiced or a substitute is permitted. If registering less than two weeks before the program, the fee is due in full and substitution is permitted. Registered no-shows will be billed.

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