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Providing Dementia Care: Enhancing Outcomes Seminar

Jun 5 2009 - 8:30am - 12:15pm
Course Number: 
NRS 731 A
Health Care
Activities Personnel
Nursing Home Admn
Occupational Therapy
Social Worker

The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that nearly 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. Current treatment options focus on helping people maintain mental function, manage behavioral symptoms and slowing, delaying and preventing the onset of dementia.  While there is no cure, treatment of symptoms coupled with services and support can make life better for this growing population.  This seminar will discuss physical and behavioral symptomlogy of dementia, recent research and studies and provide information to help caregivers develop interventions aimed at providing the best quality of life for the person with dementia.  

Topics will include:

  • The epidemiology of dementia
  • The physical and behavioral characteristics of dementia
  • The stages of dementia and patterns of functional losses
  • Current research/studies in dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Environmental factors which may affect patients with dementia
  • Staging and expectations of abilities throughout the dementing process
  • Non-pharmacological interventions
  • Safeguard individuals with dementia through proactive planning

A Collaborative Program with:
Geriatrics and Gerontology Education & Research (GGEAR) Program at the University of Maryland Baltimore and Western Maryland AHEC, Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Maryland Chapter, Western Maryland Region and Hagerstown Community College, Center for Continuing Education

Professional Continuing Education:

Nurses and Nurse Practitioners (6 Contact Hours)
Maryland Community College Association for Continuing Education and Training is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

To receive ANCC contact hours, you must attend 100% of a one-day course and complete a course evaluation form.

Nursing Home Administrators
The Maryland State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators has reviewed this program and awarded 6 Hours for full completion, Folder # 3113.

Activity Directors and Personnel, CNAs and GNAs
This program is excellent for any healthcare professional working in long-term facilities that care for individuals with dementia.  Activity Directors and Personnel, CNAs & GNAs will receive certificates of completion for 6 educational hours at the conclusion of the full program.

Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors and Therapists
Hagerstown Community College is an authorized to sponsor 6 Category I continuing education credits for Social Workers, Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Psychologists, and Category A and B CEUs for Counselors and Therapists.

Occupational Therapists
The Maryland Board of Occupational Therapy Practice has reviewed this program and will award 6.0 contact hours for full competition.  Approval numbers are 2008-9:0433.

Physical Therapists
This course has been approved by the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.6 CEUs.

Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers and Speech-Language Pathologists
This CE program has been approved by the Maryland Board of Examiners for Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers and Speech-Language Pathologists for 6.0 (1 CEU = 1 contact hour).

Seminar Fee:

Health Care Professionals Fee:  $ 59.00
Registration includes continental breakfast, afternoon refreshments, continuing education credits, certificate of participation, and handout manual.

Family Care Givers Fee (non-professional):  $ 25.00
Registration includes continental breakfast, afternoon refreshments and handout manual.

Cancellation Policy:  To be eligible for a refund, cancellations must be made no later than 24 hours prior to the start of the program.