American Society on Aging presents:
Thursday, February 5, 2015: 10:00 AM- 11:00AM Pacific
Must be a registered ASA member to sign up.
As opposed to core cognitive symptoms, it is the behavioral symptoms of dementia that tend to create the most difficulties for individuals with dementia, their caregivers, and healthcare providers. These manifestations are among the most complex, stressful, and costly aspects of care, leading to frequent hospitalizations, early nursing home placement, and increased mortality. Nevertheless, the increased recent national focus on Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias has all but ignored behavioral symptoms: There is no national strategy to address these symptoms. While healthcare providers are exhorted by CMS and others to reduce antipsychotic use due to poor risk-benefit ratios, providers and staff lack access to training programs or approaches for assessing and managing behavioral symptoms of dementia.
In this web seminar, we will describe an algorithmic approach called DICE, which stands for Describe, Investigate, Create and Evaluate. DICE is derived from a multidisciplinary national expert panel. It is an evidence-informed approach designed to detect and manage behavioral symptoms of dementia, while considering possible etiologies, and integrating pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments. It also is designed for healthcare providers to implement in the real world, in a variety of settings. We will also discuss applying DICE in different settings and the role of health and human service professionals in the DICE process.
Millions of Americans are managing money or property for a family member or friend who is unable to pay bills or make financial decisions. This can be very overwhelming. But, it’s also a great opportunity to help someone they care about, and protect them from scams and exploitation.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Office for Older Americans released four easy-to-understand booklets to help financial caregivers. The Managing Someone Else’s Money guides are for agents under powers of attorney, court-appointed guardians, trustees, and government benefit fiduciaries (Social Security representative payees and VA fiduciaries). The webinar will provide ideas to a broad spectrum of caregiving stakeholders on how to disseminate the guides and to help family caregivers. Next steps in the CFPB’s initiative will be described.
- Help family caregivers understand how to manage someone else’s money and fulfill the duties of a fiduciary
- Teach family caregivers about elder financial exploitation and how to prevent and respond to it
- Provide resources on where to go for help
- Assist professionals, service providers and other stakeholders in understanding financial caregiving and provide ideas for sharing the guides.
DATE/TIME: Thursday: November 20, 2014
1-2pm (PST), 3-4pm (CDT), 4-5pm (EST)
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If you have any questions please contact the Education Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-445-8106, ext. 313. Thank you!
*Please purchase ticket at least 24 hours before this webinar. You have the option to register to view it live OR as a recording. CEU’s are available through the Board of Behavioral Sciences (MFTs, LCSWs, Ed. Psychologists, & Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors).
Speaker: Naomi Karp, J.D.
Naomi Karp, J.D., is Older Americans Senior Policy Analyst at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Office for Older Americans working on elder financial exploitation and retirement planning issues. Her work has a particular focus on the impact of diminished decision-making capacity on the financial security of older adults. From 2005 to 2011, Karp was a policy advisor at AARP’s Public Policy Institute where she conducted research and supported advocacy regarding elder abuse, guardianship, advance care planning, and other legal rights issues. From 1988-2005, she served on the staff of the ABA Commission on Law and Aging, and previously was a legal services attorney. She holds a JD from Northeastern University School of Law.
JOHNS HOPKINS SCHOOL OF NURSING
A FREE Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
Health professionals and students, family caregivers, friends of and affected individuals, and others interested in learning about dementia and quality care will benefit from completing the course. Led by Drs. Nancy Hodgson and Laura Gitlin, participants will acquire foundational knowledge in the care of persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and other neurocognitive disorders in this 5-week course.
2. Signature Track to receive a Verified Certificate
3. Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Credit
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