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When Wandering Turns Dangerous: Managing Wandering Behaviors in the Home and Community
​About:

The Community Professionals Training Series on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (ADRD) continues with the topic on wandering.

Course Objectives:

  • Define high risk wandering and why it occurs in older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias
  • Differentiate wandering from high risk wandering
  • Discuss methods for preventing high risk wandering
  • Explore principles of search and rescue for an older adult with dementia

Presenter:
Betty Robison, MSN, RN-BC, Gerontology Educator
Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services and the University of Pittsburgh

​Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
​Time: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
​Location:

Frick Training Room (2nd floor)
Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging
2100 Wharton St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Register for this event online.

Program is open at no cost to community providers working with persons who have ADRD or their caregivers.

Continuing Education: L/CSW, LPC, LMFT (Pa.) and Nursing at no cost for registrants

This learning activity is being jointly provided by the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing. The School is an accredited provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Participants completing the learning activity may be awarded a maximum of 2 contact hours.

Program supported by Health Resources and Services Administration Grant #U1QHP28736




Depression in Dementia: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Management
​About:

Check out this upcoming webinar in the Clinical Updates in Dementia Webinar Series! This webinar will be on Depression in Dementia: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Management. This webinar will feature Feras Alawad, M.D., who is a geriatric psychiatry fellow at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply evidence-based approaches to the assessment of depressive symptoms in patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia Syndromes (ADRD).
  • Differentiate, based on clinical criteria, depression from other neuropsychiatric manifestations of ADRD.
  • Apply data-supported pharmacologic management strategies including the roles, cautions, and potential alternatives to using anti-depressants in ADRD.

Speaker:
Feras Alawad, M.D.
Geriatric Psychiatry Fellow, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, UPMC

​Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
​Time: 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Register for this event online.

Continuing Education: L/CSW, LPC, LMFT (Pa.), Medicine, and Nursing

No cost for the first 100 professional CE registrants; $10 for all others

This learning activity is being jointly provided by the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing. The School is an accredited provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Participants completing the learning activity may be awarded a maximum of 1.5 contact hours.

Program supported by Health Resources and Services Administration Grant #U1QHP28736




​Geriatric Education Webinar Series for Home Based Primary Care Nurses
​About:

​​Recordings of webinars on topics of interest to nurses who provide care to elderly Veterans at home, produced by the Pittsburgh VA’s Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center.

Webinars:

Know Your Skin Lesions
Discusses the prevention, assessment, and treatment of skin conditions that commonly occur in the elderly population.
View webinar.

Where is the Line? Professional Boundaries in Nursing
Provides basic information about therapeutic professional relationships, potential boundary crossings and violations, and prevention of such violations.
View webinar.

Aging Like a Fine Wine: Promoting Successful Coping Among Elderly Patients
Describes the psychological changes that may accompany the aging process. Strategies to help the Veteran and/or family enhance their coping, develop new insight, and problem-solve are reviewed.
View webinar​.

Please note that continuing education units are not offered for these recordings..




​Clinical Updates in Dementia Webinar Series: Archived Webinars
​About: ​Archived webinars in this series are available for the following sessions:
Session 1: Assessment of Dementia Through the Use of Evidence-Based Measures
Speaker:
Eric Rodriguez, MD, MPH, University of Pittsburgh Division of Geriatric Medicine
View webinar.

Session 2: Pharmacologic Interventions for Dementia Syndromes
Speaker:
Howard Aizenstein, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Professor of Bioengineering, and Clinical and Translational Science, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
View webinar​.

No registration fee is required, however CEs are available at a cost 1.5 CEs each for L/CSW, LPC, LMFT (PA) and Nursing for $10 (discounted CE cost is made possible through HRSA grant)

This learning activity is being jointly provided by the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing. The School is an accredited provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Participants completing the learning activity may be awarded a maximum of 1.5 contact hours.

Program supported by Health Resources and Services Administration Grant #U1QHP28736




​NCIS: Navigating a Clinical Investigation of Seniors
​About: ​An interactive program to look a a complex case study of sudden mental status changes of an older adult.
​Date and time: ​As requested

For more information about this program, contact Betty Robinson at 412-864-2092.




I AM HERE Series
​About: Training on delirium, depression, dementia, anxiety, suicide, and substance abuse in the elderly. Open to UPMC and non-UPMC employees. Training for UPMC employees is free. Registration fees apply for non-UPMC employees.​
​Dates: As requested
​Time: 30 minute training sessions
​Location:

Aging Institute
Suite 10065, Forbes Tower
3600 Forbes Ave. @ Meyran
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

For more information or ​to order I AM HERE training manuals, contact Peggy Edinger, Administrative Assistant, Aging Institute at 412-864-2396.

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