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Alzheimer's and Aging Continuing Education Courses

Here is a list of continuing education courses on the subject of Alzheimer's disease and aging.

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Caregiver Help: Sex and Dementia

Caregiver Help: Sex and Dementia Elaine K. Sanchez; Alex A. Sanchez, EdD Course Abstract Caregiver Help: Sex and Dementia is a 1-hour online video continuing education (CE/CEU) course that explores how Alzheimer's and other dementia-related diseases impact the brain in ways that can cause some surprising, challenging and inappropriate behaviors.

Communication with Elders

Communication with Elders Laura More, MSW, LCSW; Edie Deane-Watson, MS, CCC, CCM Course Abstract With the increasing number of older people in the United States, it is vital for healthcare professionals to communicate effectively and respectfully with elders. Effective, appropriate communication with elders is important for many reasons.

Caregiver Help: Depression and Grief

Caregiver Help: Depression and Grief Elaine K. Sanchez; Alex A. Sanchez, EdD Course Abstract The emotional stress of caring for persons who are aging, chronically ill or disabled can be debilitating for family members as well as professional caregivers.

The Mental Health Professional in Long-Term Care

The Mental Health Professional in Long-Term Care Laura More, MSW, LCSW; Edie Deane-Watson, MS, CCC, CCM Course Abstract As the population of the United States ages, more and more healthcare professionals find themselves treating elders. Schools, private practice, and hospitals will always be a major practice setting, but the demographics of our country point to a growing need for geriatric treatment.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Guide and Tips on Acute Hospitalization

Alzheimer's Caregiver Guide and Tips on Acute Hospitalization National Institute on Aging (NIA) Course Abstract This course is presented in two parts. Part 1 offers strategies for managing the everyday challenges of caring for a person with Alzheimer's disease, a difficult task that can quickly become overwhelming.

Biology of Aging: Research Today for a Healthier Tomorrow

Biology of Aging: Research Today for a Healthier Tomorrow National Institute on Aging (NIA) Course Abstract What is aging? Can we live long and live well-and are they the same thing? Is aging in our genes? How does our metabolism relate to aging? Can your immune system still defend you as you age?

Caregiver Help: Anger and Guilt

Caregiver Help: Anger and Guilt Elaine K. Sanchez; Alex A. Sanchez, EdD Course Abstract The emotional stress of caring for persons who are aging, chronically ill or disabled can be debilitating for family members as well as professional caregivers.

Lewy Body Dementia: Information for Patients, Families, and Professionals

Lewy Body Dementia: Information for Patients, Families, and Professionals is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that explains what is known about the different types of LBD and how they are diagnosed. Most importantly, it describes how to treat and manage this difficult disease, with practical advice for both people with LBD and their caregivers.

The Dementias: Hope through Research

The Dementias: Hope through Research is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that provides a general overview of dementia and specific types of dementia along with their signs and symptoms; lists risk factors that can increase a person's chance of developing one or more kinds of dementia; describes how the disorders are diagnosed and treated, including drug therapy.

Frontotemporal Disorders: Information for Patients, Families, and Caregivers

Frontotemporal Disorders: Information for Patients, Families, and Caregivers National Institute on Aging (NIA) Course Abstract This introductory course, from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), describes what is known about frontotemporal dementia and other brain disorders that affect personality, behavior, language, and movement.

Alzheimer's Disease Progress Report: Intensifying the Research Effort

Alzheimer's Disease Progress Report: Intensifying the Research Effort National Institute on Aging (NIA) Course Abstract This course, from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), focuses on research findings reported and projects funded in 2011 and the first half of 2012.

Dysphagia: Guide to Establishing a Restorative Mealtime Program

Dysphagia: Guide to Establishing a Restorative Mealtime Program Jill E. Day, MS, CCC/SLP Course Abstract This course will enable therapists in long-term care or post-acute rehabilitation facilities to present staff training that offers strategies and techniques for implementing a Restorative Mealtime Program (RMP).

The Grieving Self

The Grieving Self is a 3-hour online continuing education course. The annual number of deaths reported in the United States in the early part of this century was 2.4 million, about four per minute.

Alzheimer's Disease - Overview

Alzheimer's Disease - Overview Alzheimer's Association Course Abstract Alzheimer's disease is an increasing concern for the aging American population. It is important for healthcare providers to have a basic familiarity with the disease, in order to provide adequate diagnosis, treatment, and referrals.

Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease

Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease National Institute on Aging (NIA) Course Abstract This course is based on the public-access publication, Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging.

Death and Dying: The "Butterflies are Free" Program

Death and Dying: The "Butterflies are Free" Program Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) Course Abstract Dying isn't a subject that Americans like to think about. Our national character is vibrant, optimistic, life-affirming. These qualities have been a great advantage to us as a people, but they have a down side.

Multicultural Issues in Counseling - Older Adults

Multicultural Issues in Counseling - Older Adults The 2009 APA report summarizes the work of the American Psychological Association Committee on Aging and its Working Group on Multicultural Competency in Geropsychology.

Alzheimer's - Unraveling the Mystery

Alzheimer's - Unraveling the Mystery National Institute on Aging (NIA) Course Abstract Alzheimer's dementia is a growing concern among the aging Baby Boomers; yet, modern science points the way to reducing the risks through maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Talking with Your Older Patient: A Clinician's Handbook

Talking with Your Older Patient: A Clinician's Handbook - This is a 2-hour online continuing education course.Advising an older man about starting an exercise program . . . counseling a woman about the proper way to take her osteoporosis medication . . .

End of Life: Helping with Comfort and Care

End of Life: Helping with Comfort and Care - End-of-life care is the term used to describe the support and medical care given during the time surrounding death. Such care does not happen just in the moments before breathing finally stops and a heart ceases to beat.

The Nursing Home Resident: A Holistic Approach

The Nursing Home Resident: A Holistic Approach Ligia M. Houben, MA, CT, CG-C Course Abstract The increase of the older population is imminent and in order to have successful aged persons we need to create the appropriate environment in our long-term care facilities addressing the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual dimensions.

Aging: The Unraveling Self

Aging: The Unraveling Self Joan Hubbard, MA Course Abstract This course examines the biological, social, and psychological aspects of aging, offering a definition of aging that allows for more variability than simply the attainment of a specific age, including the essential element of declining vigor.

Spirituality & Adults in Later Life

Spirituality & Adults in Later Life Ligia M. Houben, MA, CT, CG-C Course Abstract This online course provides an accessible tool kit for health care providers and therapists to use in attending to the spiritual well being - as well as the physical, social, and emotional needs - of older adults in their care.

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