Alzheimer's/dementia training modules

This page contains lectures on Alzheimer's or related dementias delivered as part of MCGEC training for health professionals.  Summary information describes the speaker, event and a brief synopsis of the presentation.  

Alzheimer’s Disease: Managing Neuropsychiatric Symptoms to Improve Quality of Life

Peter Rabins, MD, MPH * October 4, 2014 - MCGEC Geriatric Update

https://youtu.be/7KsgGZR2sz0
1 hour
Objectives:

  • Define dementia and identify the three most common causes
  • Identify three cognitive symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease (AD)
  • Identify the three most common neuropsychiatric/behavioral symptoms of AD
  • Match common cognitive and behavioral symptoms to emotional reactions in people with AD
  • Identify three interventions to diminish the emotional reactions related to cognitive and behavioral symptoms of AD

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Implications for Medically Underserved Populations

Consuelo H. Wilkins, MD, MSCI * April 2, 2013 – Vanderbilt GGIG Lecture

http://mediasite.vanderbilt.edu/Mediasite/Play/dfe8516888ba470683b86ccc715684a41d
** fast forward to 7.50 minute mark for start of lecture
1 hour
Objectives:

  • Recognize populations that are at risk for delays in dementia diagnosis and treatment
  • Identify strategies to optimize health services for underserved persons with Alzheimer’s disease
  • Identify key components of a comprehensive assessment of older adults geared towards maintaining function & independence in the community

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Alzheimer’s: Review of Pharmacologic Therapies

Ashton Beggs, PharmD, BCACP * October 1, 2013 – Vanderbilt GGIG Lecture

http://mediasite.vanderbilt.edu/Mediasite/Play/8b2e25bc99e349279f48b203e0256a3c1d
** fast forward to 9.40 minute mark for start of lecture
1 hour
Objectives:

  • Describe pharmacologic treatments for Alzheimer’s disease (AD)
  • Discuss alternative therapies considered for use in AD

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Alzheimer’s: Legal/Ethical Issues Related to Alzheimer's, Dementia, and Capacity 

Mary Lyn Goodman, Attorney * October 21, 2014

http://mediasite.vanderbilt.edu/Mediasite/Play/1a5b46de4fcf4b0eb5fb7540f8e6c53d1d
** fast forward to 2.05 minute mark for start of lecture
1 hour
Objectives:

  • Discuss medical and legal ethics related to diminished capacity
  • Review legal guidelines related to advance healthcare directives

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Dementia: A Positive Physical Approach to Care

Debbie Miller * January 7, 2014 – Vanderbilt GGIG Lecture

http://mediasite.vanderbilt.edu/Mediasite/Play/4689a7c0874f4b2a911ba74bf3a23b641d
** fast forward to 8.24 minute mark for start of lecture
1 hour
Objectives:

  • Recognize the growing need for dementia care
  • Understand what families are going through in caring for loved ones
  • Understand how to interact with someone with dementia using a positive physical approach

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Dementia: End Stage & Importance of Advance Care Planning

Katie Hausmann, MD * March 18, 2014 – Vanderbilt GGIG Lecture

http://mediasite.vanderbilt.edu/Mediasite/Play/af54f53b96af46788812a3cbcedee7901d
** fast forward to 8.56 minute mark for start of lecture
1 hour
Objectives:

  • Acknowledge the importance of advance care planning with patients and their families
  • Recognize the signs of end stage dementia
  • Know the benefits and risks of tube feeds in dementia patients
  • Know what medications are not recommended in end stage dementia
  • Recognize the benefits of palliative care and hospice in end stage dementia

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Dementia: Communication and Planning Tips When Caring for Someone with Dementia 

Tiffany Cloud-Mann, MA Ed., NCC * October 7, 2014– Vanderbilt GGIG Lecture

http://mediasite.vanderbilt.edu/Mediasite/Play/155b764357924513af64eda4e6f65d0d1d
** fast forward to 4.49 minute mark for start of lecture
1 hour
Objectives:

  • Provide tips on how to have the most common and most difficult conversations with families caring for a loved one with dementia
  • Discuss how to plan ahead and build a care team that communicates well
  • Review how to connect with community resources

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Dementia: Behavioral Approach to Agitation in Dementia

Erin Patel, PsyD * March 19, 2013 – Vanderbilt GGIG Lecture

http://mediasite.vanderbilt.edu/Mediasite/Play/62fd8fe8d55c4ae693dc43b3864996b91d
** fast forward to 6.25 minute mark for start of lecture
1 hour
Objectives:

  • Review dementia and the impact on communication and behavior
  • Understand agitation in persons with dementia
  • Discuss the risks associated with pharmacological management of agitation in dementia patients
  • Identify non-pharmacological interventions for agitation including the ABC approach
  • Discuss barriers in implementing non-pharmacological approaches

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Dementia: Brief Screening Measures

Speaker:  Kim Marshman, PhD * December 3, 2013 – Vanderbilt GGIG Lecture

http://mediasite.vanderbilt.edu/Mediasite/Play/4f8bd00d106f4d10b3b19fa42bb9d6d31d
** fast forward to 9.04 minute mark for start of lecture
1 hour
Objectives:

  • Review brief screening measures health professionals can use to screen for dementia

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Team based care of dementia patients (2 videos produced by Vanderbilt University): Interviews with healthcare team members who discuss geriatric cases exploring non-pharmacologic management of agitation in dementia, caregiver burden and support, and advance directives in end stage dementia.

Non Pharmacologic Management of Agitation in Dementia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qG4IVn5FPFI

12 minutes
Objectives:

  • Review key principles of person centered care
  • Identify behavioral interventions for teams caring for older adults with dementia
  • Discuss stages families undergo when transitioning a loved one from home to long term care
  • Review strategies for choosing psychotropic medications for geriatric patients with dementia

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Advance Directives in End Stage Dementia 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvv02qWedlQ
15 minutes
Objectives:

  • Review factors that contribute to increased caregiver burden
  • Discuss signs of caregiver stress
  • Identify self-care strategies for caregivers
  • Review elements of spiritual care & bereavement support for families of patients with dementia
  • Discuss advance directives and evaluating capacity in end stage dementia

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