Delirium in the Hospitalized Patient - Anita Dohple, MD, FACP (Delirium or Dementia? Correct diagnosis through a comprehensive head to toe evaluation can speed both patient recovery and hospital discharge.)
Depression and the Elderly - Kelly Dunn, MD (Due to its underreporting, depression in the elderly can be easily overlooked and can contribute to a prolonged recovery from illness and hospitalization, and an inreased likelihood of suicide.)
Assessment of Cognitive Impairment Post-Hospitalzation - Visa Srinivasan, MD (A comprehensive evaluation is a crucial componet to evaluating cognitive impairment post hospitalization. Neuro-cognitive impairment occurs in nearly 80% of ICU surviors increasing level of dependence, caregiver burden, and cost.)
Unspoken Challenges in Various Stages of Dementia - Visa Srinivasan, MD (Dealing with dementia can often times be challenging but gaining a clearer understanding of the various stages and what to expect along the way can make it easier to cope and care for the person.)
Reducing Fall Related Injuries - Mark A. Brimer, PhD (This video focuses upon the #1 area where elder fall injuries occur and provides strategies to increase safety with age.) AND Holly Brennan, RD LD - Just One More Bite (This presentation will provide information about challenges caregivers frequently encounter related to nutrition and hydration. Tips are provided on ways one might seek to increase a loved ones nutritional intake and for adding calories and protein when weight loss is a concern.)
Caregiver Survival - Kelly Dunn, MD
(As a family member caring for an older adult or person with dementia, it is normal to experience a wide range of emotions. It is not uncommon to experience anger, depression, and sadness at various times.)
Understanding Dementia Behavior as the Disease Progresses…and how AD changes Understanding Dementia Behavior as the Disease Progresses‚?¶.and how AD changes people Our instructor, Pat DeAngelis RN, will look at how the destruction and death of nerve cells in the brain causes memory failure, personality changes, problems in carrying out daily activities, physical and mental changes that occur over time, and other features of the disease. These problems get worse as the illness gets worse and Pat will discuss the resulting behaviors, challenges that you may face as a caregiver and coping strategies.
Caring for the Caregiver and Communication Techniques In this class our instructor, Pat DeAngelis, RN, will discuss the importance of “caring for yourself”. Taking actions to care for you can bring relief and help you from getting ill or depressed. As your loved one moves through advanced stages of Alzheimer’s disease, you will need more help and Pat will discuss how to have your advanced support system in place and avoid “burnout”.
Observing and Reporting Medical Health Conditions As Alzheimer’s disease advances, it is important to know signs and symptoms of Medical Health Conditions and when and how to report your observations to the appropriate medical personnel. Pat DeAngelis, RN, will help those caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s and related dementias build confidence and advanced caregiving skills to enhance home care.