Beyond Alzheimer’s: Identifying and Managing Other Types of Dementia
Continuing Education Units Webinar
|Beyond Alzheimer’s: Identifying and Managing Other Types of Dementia
|Wednesday, March 13, 2024
|10 a.m. PDT | 11 a.m. MDT | 12 Noon CDT | 1 p.m. EDT
|Includes 1 complimentary CE credit*
This webinar is designed for social workers, case managers, care coordinators, nurses, caregivers, and other senior care professionals.
Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia, but not all dementias are Alzheimer's disease. Join us for a one-hour webinar covering multiple types of dementia, including their onset presentation, behavioral and cognitive changes, and disease progression. The session will also discuss non-pharmacological approaches to dementia care, along with over-the-counter medications that advertise cognitive improvements and new medications to treat Alzheimer’s disease.
Participants will be able to:
- Compare and contrast the different types of dementia.
- Describe two reversible causes of memory problems.
- List three non-pharmacological approaches to address common dementia-related behaviors.
- Describe how environmental changes can support the care of people living with dementia.
About the Presenter:
Rita A. Jablonski, Ph.D., CRNP, FAAN, FGSA, blends clinical research with clinical practice, offering persons with dementia and their caregivers the best of both worlds. She is a tenured professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and maintains a faculty practice as a nurse practitioner in the Brain Aging and Memory Clinic, Division of Memory Disorders and Behavioral Neurology. Dr. Jablonski is an established researcher who has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Brookdale Foundation, the John A. Hartford Foundation, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and the United States Department of Defense. She is currently the Principal Investigator for an NIH-funded study that is testing the impact of dementia caregiver coaching on care-resistant behaviors and improving the ability of caregivers to handle these behaviors. Dr. Jablonski is also directing a project funded by the CMS, where she and her team are reducing the use of antipsychotics by teaching staff how to recognize and manage common dementia behaviors. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the Gerontological Society of America, which means two major organizations officially recognize the impact of her work. She has over 50 peer-reviewed publications and hosts a podcast called “Make Dementia Your B*tch!” which was ranked No. 7 in FeedSpot’s “Top Dementia Podcasts for 2023.”
*This webinar is designed for professionals and family caregivers. Eligible professionals can claim ONE FREE CE credit within 60 days of the live webinar by attending the live event or watching the recorded program. For a list of approved accreditation providers and other information, visit https://asaging.org/ceu-information.