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Evidence Based Management with Patients with Dementia

GREAT Seminars and Books

Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   20
Registration Fee:   $545

1. Implement current evidenced-based interventions and best practices in literature for patients with dementia.
2. Use effective communication strategies and person- centered care to maximize outcomes.
3. Evaluate strengths and domains requiring compensation in patients with dementia
4. Contrast differences between strength-based approach and traditional medical model.
5. Distinguish the different types of dementia and their symptomology.
6. Describe the progression of dementia and appropriate treatment goals for each stage.
7. Recognize potential emotional and behavior disturbances that may impact treatment.

Confirmation Notes
CONFIRMATION: A confirmation letter will be sent via email at least 3 weeks prior to the course with local hotels and information. If you do not receive confirmation 2 weeks prior to class, please call to verify your registration. Registrations are not guaranteed until confirmed. Space may be limited, so register early.
CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY: Cancellations must be received in writing at least two weeks prior to the seminar date for tuition refund less a $75 administration fee. NO refunds will be made after this date.
COURSE CANCELLATION: GREAT Seminars and Books, Inc. reserves the right to cancel a course up to 2 weeks prior to the seminar date. In the event of cancellation of a course only the tuition fee will be refunded in full. GREAT Seminars and Books, Inc. is not responsible for reimbursement of non-refundable airline tickets, lodging, or other related costs.
EDUCATIONAL CREDIT: A certificate of attendance for 20 contact hours of educational activity (20 CEUs or 2.0 CEUs depending on how your Practice Act determines CEUs in your state) will be awarded to registrants upon completion of the seminar. Great Seminars and Books is an Approved CE Provider for PTs and PTAs in DC, NY, KY, IL, TX and NC. Approved for PTs and PTAs in GA and TN for 20 Clinical Contact Hours. Our courses also meet the guidelines for approval in WY, CO, AL, IN, WI, VA, AZ, DE, NH, OR, RI, UT and MO. Courses are accepted for CEU’s in NE, ID, MT, WA, CT, IA, and ND. Colorado PTs/PTAs: The Colorado PT Board/Continuing Competency Program does not “approve” continuing education courses. A licensed PT will be responsible for achieving 30 points from the Professional Development Activities List (20 of these points must be Category I activities). Please visit the Colorado PT Board website at physicaltherapistscc. Once on that page, click on “CPC Program Manual” on the bottom half of the page. The Program Manual will explain the program in detail. The manual also provides criteria for acceptable activities.
If you do not see your state listed, please give our office a call. GREAT Seminars is an American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Approved Provider of continuing education.
Provider #5363. This course is not approved by ASHA or Board of Certification. Your tuition is tax deductible. All expenses of Continuing Education (including registration fees, travel, meals, and lodging) taken to maintain or improve professional skills are tax deductible according to Treasury Regulation 1.162-5 Couglin vs. Commissioner, 203 F2d 307.

Day 1
7:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:00 am Normative Age-Related Cognitive Changes • Age-related structural changes • Theories of normal cognitive aging • Age-related functional changes 10:30 am Break 10:45 am Atypical Cognitive Changes in Aging • Comparison of normal aging and dementia • Differentiation of different types of dementia • Progression of Dementia • Global Deterioration Scale • Functional Staging for Rehabilitative Purposes • Pharmacological Treatments 12:30 pm Working Lunch (on your own) – Group Discussion 1:30 pm Strength-based Approach to Rehabilitation • Strength-based vs. medical model • Remaining strengths in dementia 3:30 pm Break 3:45 pm Strength-based Approach to Rehabilitation (cont) • Constructs requiring compensation in dementia • Components of strength-based approach • Personhood & person-centered care 6:00 pm Questions and Answers 6:30 pm Course Day Adjourns
Day 2
7:30 am Continental Breakfast 8:00 am Treatment Strategies to Facilitate Successful Outcomes • Effective communication strategies • Behavioral management strategies 10:30 am Break 10:45 am Treatment Strategies (cont) • Current evidence-based interventions and best practices for individuals with dementia -Functional documentation for use with interventions -Documenting progress for individuals with dementia 12:30 pm Working Lunch (on your own) – Group Discussion 1:30 pm Current Research on Dementia • Updated diagnostic criteria • Prevention of cognitive decline 3:00 pm Break 3:15 pm Case Studies and Active Learning 6:00 pm Questions and Answers 6:30 pm Course Adjourns

While patients with dementia pose unique challenges to rehabilita- tion professionals, the potential benefits from quality therapy is astounding. Having a strong foundational understanding of the available strengths to these patients is crucial in developing a solid treatment plan. These patients present with deficits in atten- tion, judgment, memory, communication, and language but also have several functions that remain intact through the disease. It is commonly thought that patients with dementia cannot benefit from rehabilitation services because of behaviors, lack of commu- nication, or difficulties in learning. However, the current literature demonstrates that this is not case. In order to better understand this concept, check out this informative article. Skilled rehabilitation is an integral part of an older adult’s return to the optimal functional level of independence following an injury or illness. Patients with dementia benefit as much from rehabilitation as individuals with- out dementia, but it is up to us as the rehabilitation professionals to understand how to exploit the strengths and abilities of these individuals to help meet their goals.
This course will provide a better understanding of cognitive aging through discussion on which parts of cognition are the strongest throughout the progression of dementia and how to use these abili- ties to promote a successful episode of care. Barriers to treatment will be discussed along with best practice and evidence-based approaches to overcome these challenges to improve functional outcomes for these patients. The different types of dementia will be discussed highlighting effective strategies to maximize patient outcomes. Understanding the use of a strength-based approach will be emphasized to help you and your staff better treat this growing group of challenging patients.

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