Shore Neurocognitive Health presents
Improving Outcomes: Using Behavior Assessments in Dementia
Changes in personality and behaviors often accompany cognitive in a dementia syndrome. With more than 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, this is an issue that many of our clients face. The behaviors of a dementia is overwhelming not only for the individual, but also the caregiver. It is often difficult to tease out in a brief interview the current issues the patient is experiencing. This live in-person program will explore the impact of behaviors in dementia and health outcomes. Evidence-based behavior assessments will be reviewed. This program is designed for beginner and intermediate level social workers working with older adults.
This course is suitable for beginner and intermediate levels. It is an introduction to using behavioral assessments to improve outcomes in working with the older adult with a dementia. There is an introduction to health and disease process issues, necessary and appropriate for beginners. It also applies to the intermediate level as it will be an interactive workshop focusing on skill-building by incorporating case examples, peer discussion, role playing and video clips. This involves using information in concrete situations and understanding the underlying structure of the material.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Define outcomes measures in a healthcare setting for an individual with dementia.
Describe how the disease process impacts behaviors and outcomes
Describe at least two (2) behaviors that occur in dementia
List two (2) evidence-based behavioral assessments used in dementia care.
Workshop Fee: Social Workers requesting Continuing Education Credits: $25. The program is offered at no charge to all other participants.
About our presenter:
Beth Parker-O’Brien, MSW, LCSW-C, MPH, has worked in the field of health and aging since 1980. Her career path has had a focus on disease process and the impacts for both the individual and their loved ones. Her practice includes a focus on diagnosis and treatment of dementia with an emphasis in the behavioral aspects of disease process.
In 2017, Beth opened Shore Neurocognitive Health to further her passion of mental health and program development. Beth recognizes that as we age, we are faced with many issues, including changes in our health, memory and life status impacting how we feel about ourselves. She is joined by a team of caring professionals to help adults with the issues they face as they age.
For questions, concerns or assistance registering, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (443) 746-3698. Social Work CE are being offered through Shore Neurocognitive Health. If special accommodations are required, please notify us prior to the program.
Workshop location: Candlelight Cove, 106 Earle Street, Easton, MD 21601
Shore Neurocognitive Health LLC, #1612, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Shore Neurocognitive Health LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 01/03/2019 – 01/03/2020. Social workers completing this course receive two (2) continuing education credits. Successful completion of this seminar will require attendance for the entire event as well as completion & submission of the evaluation form. Certificates will be given at the end of the course. Registrations may be cancelled 15 days prior to the event minus a $5 processing fee. Cancellations received less than 15 days prior to the event will not receive a refund. For grievances, please contact Shore Neurocognitive Health at (443)746-3698 or email email@example.com