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As leaders in creating education programs for professionals working with those with dementia and their care partners, we can help you improve their quality of life.

Virtual Dementia Education Series

This series has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). Register for one or more programs by visiting the link below or calling 800.272.3900.

Tuesday, February 7, 12 p.m.
Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance
Use in Dementia

Sarah King, LCSWR, Senior System of Care Manager and Dual Recovery Coordinator for the Broome County Mental Health Department 
This session includes an overview of mental health and substance use indicators and diagnostic implications, including the correlation of dementia and mental illness as it impacts the diagnosis, treatment planning, and care of individuals.

Tuesday, March 14, 12 p.m.
Back to Basics: Diagnosis and Types of Dementia
Nikhil Palekar, MD, Director of the Stony Brook Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease
This session will focus on the importance of early diagnosis of cognitive disorders, highlight the standardized office based assessment tools for diagnosis and discuss types of dementia and their unique presentations.

Wednesday, April 5, 12 p.m.
Promoting Brain Health: The Impact of Hypertension on Cognitive Function
Tina Omorogbe, MS, FNP-BC, DNP Hospitalist at Albany Medical Center
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a risk factor in developing a wide range of cognitive impairments and is a leading cause of vascular
cognitive impairment. This session will review the latest research on hypertension as a risk factor for developing Alzheimer’s.

Thursday, May 18, 12 p.m.
Non-Cognitive Symptoms of Dementia
Jason Cohen, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine
While dementia is defined as cognitive impairment causing functional decline, the diseases that cause dementia also cause other symptoms. We will discuss the psychiatric, motor, autonomic, and other symptoms of dementia.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint
providership of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and Rochester/Finger Lakes Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ (1.00 per session). Physicians should claim only the credit
commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

New York State Social Work Continuing Education
The University of Rochester Medical Center, Center for Experiential Learning is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0005. Each session has been approved for 1.00 contact hours.

This project is sponsored by the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program #U1QHP28738.

Other Services:

Inservice Programs:

The three in-service programs below are designed for direct care workers who provide care for individuals with Alzheimer's disease or dementia. Programs must be scheduled at least 30 days in advance and have a minimum of 10 participants. Programs will be scheduled based on the availability of the Alzheimer's Association instructors.

Coping Keys for the Professional Caregiver: Dementia Basics
This program defines dementia and its symptoms and discusses how these symptoms affect the abilities of people with dementia.

Coping Keys for the Professional Caregiver: Communication
This program describes the communication challenges faced by people with dementia and identifies communication strategies for improving verbal and non-verbal communication.

Coping Keys for the Professional Caregiver: Behavior
This program identifies ways dementia affects behavior, reviews possible causes of various behaviors, and explores potential responses to challenging behavior.

To inquire about scheduling one of these in-service programs please contact us at 518.867.4999.

Train the Trainer:

This program is presented using a "train the trainer" model and is intended to prepare participants to train their direct care staff in a wide variety of settings. Topics covered include a basic overview of dementia, person centered care, communication, behaviors, personal care/ADL's, activities and team building. 

For information on future Train the Trainer programs, please contact us at 518.867.4999.