An overview for the healthcare professional about Alzheimer's disease and related disorders is provided in this course. Strategies for assessment and diagnosis, improving communication with patients, understanding and managing behavioral challenges, care planning and promoting independence are discussed. Methods for supporting family and caregivers are also described.
Course created on November 14, 2023
- After this course, participants will be able to define Alzheimer's disease and related disorders and describe their progression.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe strategies for communicating with patients with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe methods for managing behavioral challenges related to Alzheimer’s disease/dementia.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify current interventions for patients with Alzheimer’s/dementia to promote independence and participation in activities of daily living.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe ways to support families/caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s/dementia.
|5-25 Minutes||Overview of Alzheimer’s disease/dementia; causes; symptoms; assessment/diagnosis|
|25-40 Minutes||Understanding memory|
|40-55 Minutes||Treatment trends & communication strategies|
|55-65 Minutes||Supporting patients in ADLs & care planning|
|65-90 Minutes||Understanding & managing behavior|
|90-110 Minutes||Counseling, educating & supporting families|
|110-120 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Megan L. Malone
Megan Malone is a speech-language pathologist working as a clinical faculty member in Kent State University's Department of Speech Pathology & Audiology and as a clinician and consultant in home health care. She previously worked for as a senior research associate and lead trainer at Myers Research Institute, in Cleveland, OH where she oversaw federally/privately funded grants focused on implementing interventions with older adults with dementia. She is the co-author of the book, “Here's How to Treat Dementia” (Plural Publishing, 2013), the co-author of the textbook chapter, ”SLP Services in Home Health Care” in “Medical Speech Language Pathology Across the Care Continuum: An Introduction”, and “has spoken numerous times at the annual conventions of the American Speech and Hearing Association, Gerontological Society of America, American Society on Aging, and the Alzheimer's Association, along with several state speech and hearing conventions. She has published articles in the Journal of Communication Disorders, Alzheimer's Care Quarterly, The Gerontologist, and Dementia.
Jenny Loehr is a speech-language pathologist with over 30 years’ experience working in adult neurology. She has presented at over 30 state and national conferences and online continuing education programs on the topic of dementia and healthcare management including the American Speech and Hearing Association, the National Association of Home Health and Hospice and Leading Age of Texas. She is the co-author of the book "Here's How to Treat Dementia” (Plural Publishing 2013), the co-author of the textbook chapter,” SLP Services in Home Health Care” in “Medical Speech Language Pathology Across the Care Continuum: An Introduction”, and has also published articles for the ASHA Leader and the Journal of Communication Disorders. She currently works for a large national home health and hospice company providing training, education, and mentoring for physical, occupational, speech language pathologists and nurses in home health and hospice policy, procedures, compliance and program implementation.
Jenny Loehr - Financial: Jenny Loehr was paid an honorarium for this presentation. Jenny is the co-author of the book, "Here's How to Treat Dementia," for which she receives royalties. Nonfinancial: No nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
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