This course will provide an overview for the healthcare professional about Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Participants will learn strategies related to improving communication with patients and families, understanding and managing behavioral challenges, and promoting independence.
Course created on May 4, 2017
- After this course, participants will be able to describe strategies to communicate with patients with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, throughout progression of the disease.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe methods to manage behavioral challenges related to Alzheimers disease/dementia.
- After this course, participants will be able to list current interventions and methods used with patients with Alzheimers/dementia to promote independence and improve participation in activities of daily living.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe methods/strategies to help support families/caregivers of persons with Alzheimers disease/dementia.
|5-25 Minutes||Overview of Alzheimers disease/dementia, causes and symptoms|
|25-40 Minutes||Understanding memory|
|40-55 Minutes||Treatment trends|
|55-65 Minutes||Supporting patients in ADLs|
|65-90 Minutes||Understanding and managing behavior|
|90-110 Minutes||Counseling, educating and supporting families|
|110-120 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Megan L. Malone, MA, CCC-SLP
Megan Malone is a speech-language pathologist working as a Clinical Instructor at Kent State University and in home health care for Gentiva Health Services. She previously worked for 9 years 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 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.
Jennifer Loehr, MA, CCC-SLP
Jenny Loehr is a speech language pathologist with over 25 years experience working with adult neurology. She has presented at over 20 state and national conferences and online continuing education programs on the topic of dementia. She is the co-author of the book, Here's How to Treat Dementia (Plural Publishing 2013) and is an LSVT certified clinician. She currently works in development and implementation of the Memory Care Program with Encompass home health training and mentoring physical, occupational and speech language pathologists working with the dementia population in the independent and assisted living communities.
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area)
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Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services
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