Advanced Approaches in Improving Rehab Outcomes for People Living with Dementia

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Target Audience

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech Language Pathologists

Description

Even experienced clinicians often struggle with the complications of working with people living with dementia.

This advanced interactive workshop will build on a shared basic understanding developed in the "Part 1 - Creating Successful Rehabilitation Outcomes for People Living with Dementia" course. Along with the impact of dementia on cognition, function and rehab, this course will also build on skills in communication and approach and working within the environment and managing pain and other behaviors associated with unmet needs. Specific care approaches and plans for people at different and transitioning levels of dementias will be explored.

The conclusion of the workshop focuses on making changes to promote these new strategies within current settings of care.

This is an advanced course. The Part 1 - "Creating Successful Rehabilitation Outcomes for People Living with Dementia" course is not required. However, prework will be requested for participants who did not attend the Part 1 course.

Presenter:
Melanie G. Bunn, RN, MS, GNP

Charlotte AHEC, NC AHEC system, is an approved provider by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners with regard to activities directly related to physical therapy for continued competence.

The North Carolina Area Health Education Center Program is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology.

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This program is offered for 0.60 CEUs, Advanced Level, Professional area. ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.

Objectives

  • After completing this course, attendees will be able to:
  • Discuss impact of structural and chemical changes associated with dementia specifically important to rehab professionals.
  • Describe signs of progression and transitioning between levels of dementia.
  • Demonstrate approach, communication and treatment adaptations to meet needs of PLWD at different levels of progression.
  • Describe strategies for meeting expressed unmet needs of PLWD using rehab skills, pain management approaches and organizing the day.
  • Discuss approaches for implementing new approaches to rehab of people living with dementia in current setting of care.

Contact

Chanyne C Cupil, BS

Sessions

Status
Open
Presenter(s)
Melanie G Bunn, MS, RN, GNP
Date(s)
Oct 14, 2019
Time
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Check-In Time
8:30 AM
Credit
0.60 - ASHA CEU
0.60 - CEU
6.00 - Contact Hours
6.00 - NCBPTE Contact Hours
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Classroom 14
Description
Even experienced clinicians often struggle with the complications of working with people living with dementia. This advanced interactive workshop will build on a shared basic understanding developed in the "Part 1 - Creating Successful Rehabilitation Outcomes for People Living with Dementia" course. Along with the impact of dementia on cognition, function and rehab, this course will also build on skills in communication and approach and working within the environment and managing pain and other behaviors associated with unmet needs. Specific care approaches and plans for people at different and transitioning levels of dementias will be explored. The conclusion of the workshop focuses on making changes to promote these new strategies within current settings of care. This is an advanced course. The Part 1 - "Creating Successful Rehabilitation Outcomes for People Living with Dementia" course is not required. However, prework will be requested for participants who did not attend the Part 1 course. Presenter: Melanie G. Bunn, RN, MS, GNP Charlotte AHEC, NC AHEC system, is an approved provider by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners with regard to activities directly related to physical therapy for continued competence. The North Carolina Area Health Education Center Program is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. ASHA Logo This program is offered for 0.60 CEUs, Advanced Level, Professional area. ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.
Details
Status
Open
Date(s)
Oct 14, 2019
Time
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Classroom 14
Fees
$165.00
Pre-Registration Fee (Before October 7, 2019)
Credits
0.60
ASHA CEU
0.60
CEU
6.00
Contact Hours
6.00
NCBPTE Contact Hours