This 2-hour course will provide the health care professional with the most essential and practical knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease. Differences between normal aging and dementia, causes of Alzheimer’s, treatment trends, management of behavioral issues and family counseling/education will be highlighted in this course.
Course created on May 5, 2014
Course Type: Audio
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DE/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0 Category 2; MA/2.0; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NY/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; RI/2.0; SC/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WY/2.0
- After this course, participants will be able to define Alzheimer's.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe a basic model of memory.
- After this course, participants will be able to provide 2 possible causes of Alzheimer's.
- After this course, participants will be able to name 2 current treatment interventions currently used with patients with Alzheimer's.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the health care provider's role in counseling and supporting the patient with Alzheimer's and their families.
|0-30 Minutes||Understanding Alzheimer's|
|30-60 Minutes||Interventions for Alzheimer's including staging, treatment trends & counseling/education|
|60-110 Minutes||Additional Considerations - Behavioral issues, drugs & supplements, holistic approach|
|110-120 Minutes||Conclusions; Q&A|
Megan L. Malone, M.A. 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, M.A. CCC-SLP
Jenny Loehr is a speech-language pathologist employed as the Director of Rehabilitation for Healthpro Rehab in Austin, TX. Her focus of practice in the past fifteen years has been adult/geriatric neurology with an emphasis on dementia programming. She currently oversees and implements rehabilitation programming at a large senior living campus that provides rehabilitation services to adults living independently, in assisted living, long term care, skilled nursing and memory support. Ms. Loehr has presented on numerous occasions locally and nationally including the American Speech and Hearing conventions and the National Association of Home Care and Hospice conference. In addition, she has authored and co-authored a number of articles on the topic of speech language pathology services for the dementia population.
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