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2019 PRPS Pre-Conference: Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminar
Statistics prove that nearly 50% of the residents in long-term care have been diagnosed with dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease. This number will continue to grow!
FEE includes .7 Continuing Education Credits:
PRPS Member $175
Upon completion of the seminar, students will have the opportunity to apply to become a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) at a discounted rate! Details will be provided during the seminar.
Introduction to Dementia: Diagnosis, Prognosis and Treatment
Communication and Feelings
Depression and Repetitive Behaviors
Delusions, Hallucinations, Hoarding and Wandering
Aggressive Behaviors, Catastrophic Reactions, Intimacy and Sexuality
Personal Care: Pain, Nutrition, Bathing, Dressing, Toileting, Falls and Sleep Disturbances
Activities and Recreation
Staff and Family Support, Abuse and Neglect Prevention
Diversity and Cultural Competence
Spiritual Care and End of Life Issues
Have an understanding of dementia
Identify common causes of repetitive and sundowning behaviors in adults
Describe interventions that may be used to prevent or reduce difficult care situations.
Describe challenges related to caregiver stress and utilize stress reduction techniques
Learn alternative interventions that are success oriented and failure free
Receive certificate of attendance in seminar
Learn how to become a Certified Dementia Practitioner by attending this seminar!
NCTRC Job Analysis Code: FKW, ASP, IMP
Carrie Chiusano has thirty plus years of long-term care experience with Presbyterian SeniorCare Network. Most of those years were spent helping to shape and implement the internationally renowned Woodside Place philosophy of specialty care for persons living with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias. Carrie has championed the Person-Centered Care initiative as well as the Dementia Care Specialty initiative for Presbyterian SeniorCare Network to become CARF accredited. Carrie served nine years on the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania Therapeutic Recreation Society. This knowledge and experience led her to become a mentor, motivator and dynamic catalyst to lead Presbyterian SeniorCare Network’s Dementia Care Center of Excellence.
PRPS will refund your registration, less a $25 processing fee, if your cancellation is received in writing more than 10 business days prior to the event. No refunds will be given for cancellations occurring less than 10 business days prior to an event. Substitute attendees are welcomed in lieu of cancellations; please contact the PRPS office to arrange this.
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4/2/2019 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center 215 Innovation Blvd. State College, PA 16803
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