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Pharmacologic Management of Cognitive, Behavioral & Psychiatric Symptoms in Dementia

Behavioral and psychiatric symptoms in dementia (BPSD) are a major issue for caregivers of patients with dementia.

BPSD are responsible for the majority of the morbidity and mortality seen in dementia.

A lack of trained mental health professionals equipped to address this problem, places a heavy burden on professional health care workers that lack adequate education...

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  • CreditAmounts:
    • CME: 1.50
    • CNE: 1.50
    • Other: 1.50
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Dec 26, 2022
  • Cost: Free
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Non-pharmacologic Management of Behavioral and Psychiatric Symptoms

Acknowledging that BPSD are a major issue for patients and care providers, and that appropriate pharmacologic treatments may not always be available or may pose unnecessary risks to patients, the American Academy of Neurology recommends that non-pharmacologic management be utilized as a primary means to treat such symptoms of disease.

 

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  • CreditAmounts:
    • CME: 1.50
    • CNE: 1.50
    • Other: 1.50
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Dec 31, 2023
  • Cost: Free
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Co-Morbid Medical Illnesses as a Cause for Dementia and Decline

Co-morbid chronic health conditions may be responsible for the appearance of dementia or sudden changes in cognitive, behavioral, and psychiatric symptoms of disease. Such disease states are often overlooked and go untreated as the worsening or appearance of symptoms is erringly attributed to the underlying dementia state. Recognizing and treating co-morbid medical...

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  • CreditAmounts:
    • CME: 1.25
    • CNE: 1.25
    • Other: 1.25
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Apr 13, 2023
  • Cost: Free
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COVID-19 Impact on Skilled Nursing Facilities

Older adults and those with medical conditions, such as cognitive impairment and dementia have demonstrated increased risk of morbidity and mortality associated with COVID-19. Certified nursing facilities are experiencing drastic effects due to confined spaces and vulnerable populations. Increased recognition and implementation of best-practices in hygiene,...

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  • CreditAmounts:
    • CME: 2.00
    • CNE: 2.00
    • Other: 2.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Nov 1, 2023
  • Cost: Free
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Nutrition and Feeding Behavior: Diagnosis & Management

Maintenance of nutritional intake is critical for optimal health and wellbeing. As dementia progresses, alterations in feeding behaviors can be problem-atic. Considerations of alternative modes of nutritional supplementation including feeding tubes can be major issues for residents, family members and CNF staff. Education of medical professionals regarding issues of appetite, food...

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Activity Details

  • CreditAmounts:
    • CME: 1.00
    • CNE: 1.00
    • Other: 1.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Jan 31, 2024
  • Cost: Free
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Physical Disability & Motor Function in Dementia

Both normal aging and many degenerative dementias can produce significant changes in motor function that limit activities of daily living and increase dependence on healthcare staff in residential facilities. Parkinsonism and stroke-related deficits are seen commonly in the aged with dementia. Awareness of such comorbidities and the development of appropriate treatment plans for...

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Activity Details

  • CreditAmounts:
    • CME: 1.25
    • CNE: 1.25
    • Other: 1.25
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Jan 31, 2024
  • Cost: Free
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Management of Daily Care in Dementia: Bathing, Dressing & Incontinence

Elder abuse in the form of forced compliance with daily cares such as bathing and dressing, catheterization, or neglect in the form of failure to achieve hygiene or manage incontinence in aged persons with dementia in residential care facilities is a major problem for CNFs today.

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Activity Details

  • CreditAmounts:
    • CME: 1.50
    • CNE: 1.50
    • ASWB ACE: 1.50
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Mar 1, 2024
  • Cost: Free
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Elder Abuse Issues & Capacity Determination in Dementia

Approximately 10% of the population over the age of 65 years (~4.3 million persons) in the United States have been the victims of elder abuse, and this number is expected to double to almost 90 million persons by 2050 unless current trends are altered. Two out of every 3 victims of elder abuse suffer from dementia, many of whom reside in CNFs. Types of abuse include financial,...

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  • CreditAmounts:
    • CME: 1.50
    • CNE: 1.50
    • Other: 1.50
    • ASWB ACE: 1.50
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: May 31, 2024
  • Cost: Free
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End-of-Life Issues & Palliative/Hospice Care in Dementia

Addressing end-of-life issues and the provision of Hospice care has been shown to provide numerous benefits to patients and their families including but not limited to: pain and symptom management, quality of life for the patient, medical care consistent with a patient’s goals, preferences and values, caregiver well-being. Irrespective of hospice referral, understanding the...

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Activity Details

  • CreditAmounts:
    • CME: 1.50
    • CNE: 1.50
    • Other: 1.50
    • ASWB ACE: 1.50
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Sep 6, 2024
  • Cost: Free
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Adopting LTC “Best Practices” & Addressing CMS Deficiencies

The very existence of the CMP program highlights the fact that KY CNFs are deficient in education and practical solutions to address CMS deficiencies that lead to reduced quality of care for CNF resi-dents in KY. Reinforcement of the advanced training provided in the prior modules as well as a conceptual model for integration of the tools provided for the development of CMS Long...

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Activity Details

  • CreditAmounts:
    • CME: 1.50
    • CNE: 1.50
    • Other: 1.50
    • ASWB ACE: 1.50
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Dec 6, 2024
  • Cost: Free
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Management of Pain and Other Chronic Health Conditions in Dementia

Recognition of chronic and even acute pain in patients with dementia is problematic given the many ways pain can manifest in persons that are unable to express their symptoms.

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Activity Details

  • CreditAmounts:
    • CME: 1.00
    • CNE: 1.00
    • Other: 1.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Jan 31, 2024
  • Cost: Free
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