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Best Practices to Simplify and Optimize Dementia Care

A training for Physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners

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This training is offered by a physician/provider and will cover best practices with cognitive impairment and dementia including cognitive assessment, medication and non-medication therapies and patient and family support. Physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners will advance their knowledge and skills with dementia care.

Session Objectives:

  • Understand the value of timely detection and learn simple approaches to identify cognitive impairment in routine practice.
  • Conduct a dementia work-up and communicate a dementia diagnosis effectively to patients and families.
  • Gain knowledge of best practices in medication and non-medication interventions.
  • Help patients and families access services to improve function and promote wellness.

A training for nurses, social workers, and care managers

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This training is offered by a dementia expert and will cover best practices across the care continuum for patients with dementia including cognitive assessment, medication and non-medication treatments and patient and caregiver support. Care managers, care coordinators, care consultants, nurses and social workers will advance their knowledge and skills with dementia care. Practices with cognitive impairment and dementia including cognitive assessment, medication and non-medication therapies and patient and family support. Physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners will advance their knowledge and skills with dementia care.

Session objectives:

  • Understand the value of timely detection and employ simple approaches to assessing cognition among older patients
  • Describe medication and non-medication treatments.
  • Employ best practices in care coordination for those living with dementia and their caregivers.
  • Identify caregiving risks and connect patients and caregivers to therapies, resources and services.

 

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