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Care Planning in a Time of Crisis
Thursday, October 29, 2020, 8:00 AM EDT
Category: Training Webinars

New York State's Alzheimer's Association chapters and the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center present a



Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 8:00 a.m.

Care Planning in a Time of Crisis
with Jennifer Pettis, MS, RN, CNE, WCC
Acting director of programs, NYY Rory Meters College of Nursing, Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE)

Geriatric syndromes, such as pressure injuries, decline in function, delirium, and incontinence, are often preventable conditions. Pettis will highlight common geriatric syndromes, discuss evidence-based screening and assessment tools, and empower participants with the knowledge to plan and deliver care aimed at preventing or promptly addressing these all-too-common iatrogenic events.

Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 8:00 a.m.

The 3D's: Dementia, Delirium, and Depression in Geriatric Population
with Aaron Pinkhasov, MD, FAPA
Clinical Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry, NYU LI School of Medicine, Chairman, Department of Behavioral Health, NY Winthrop Hospital

Pinkhasov will discuss diagnostic criteria and differential presentation of dementia, delirium, and depression in the geriatric population. Prognostic significance and management strategies will also be explained. Case studies will be presented to illustrate each component.

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 8:00 a.m.

COVID-19 in Older Adults
with Sharon A. Brangman, MD, FACP, AGSF
Distinguished Service Professor, Inaugural Chair, Department of Geriatrics, Director, Center of Excellence for Alzheimer's Disease, Director, Nappi Longevity Institute, SUNY Upstate Medical University

Brangman will review the impacts of COVID-19 on older adults with a focus on reducing the effects of isolation and loneliness, especially in those with dementia. Ways to support adults during the pandemic will also be discussed.

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 8:00 a.m.
Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities, Dementia, and COVID-19
with Kathleen M. Bishop, Ph.D.
Co-Chair Education and Training Committee, National Task Group on ID and Dementia Practices

The presentation is an overview of the impact of COVID-19 on older adults with IDD and dementia as well as their caregivers. Pre-existing health care discrepancies and myths and stereotypes will be discussed. Tips for the development of health care advocacy skills and methods of support will be provided.

Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 8:00 a.m.
Keeping the End in Mind: Planning for Care in the Final Stage of Alzheimer's Disease
with Deborah Waldrop, Ph.D
Professor, Universit at Buffalo School of Social Work

Waldrop will focus on facilitating advance care planning conversations between people and their caregivers about end-of-life wishes and disease-specific decision-making well before the final stage, and address elements of care for people with Alzheimer's disease and their families at the end of life.

Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 8:00 a.m.
Primer on Neuropsychiatric Symptoms, Mental Health & Utilizing Medications in Dementia
with Elizabeth J. Santos, MD, MPH, DFAPA, DFAAGP
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology & Medicine, Clinical Chief, Division of Geriatric Mental Health & Memory Care, University of Rochester Medical Center

Santos will give a brief overview of the multiple neuropsychiatric symptoms and mental health concerns for patients and caregivers, describe the use of several medications to treat these symptoms, and explain how deprescribing medications can be more helpful than continually adding more medications and how many medications are utilized in a temporary manner.

Thursday, February 18, 2020 - 8:00 a.m.
Health Disparities in Neurodegenerative Disease
with Jessica Zwerling, MS, MS
Director, Montefiore Hudson Valley Center of Excellence for Alzheimer's Disease (CEAD); Associate Professor of Neurology; Program Director, UCNS Geriatric Neurology Fellowship; Director, Memory Disorders Center at Blondell; Associate Director, Center for the Aging Brain; Clinical Director, Einstein Aging Study

This presentation will discuss the public health crisis in AD and highlight disparities. The importance of multidisciplinary consultations will be discussed along with the cultural factors that impact clinical presentations and treatment.

Thursday, February 25, 2020 - 8:00 a.m.
Current Approaches to the Diagnosis and Management of Age-Related Cognitive Decline
with Arjun V. Masurkar, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience & Physiology; Investigator, Neuroscience Institute; Clinical Core Director, NYU Alzheimer's Disease Research Center; Attending Neurologist, The Pearl Barlow Center for Memory Evaluation and Treatment; Affiliation: NYU Langone Health Center for Cognitive Neurology

Using representative cases, this presentation will demonstrate how to employ available clinical criteria and diagnostic procedures when making diagnoses of Alzheimer's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, and frontotemporal dementia.