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Diagnosis Dementia Webinar Series 2014
Rural Behavioral Health Conference
October 24 | Laramie, WY
The Wyoming Geriatric Education Center (WyGEC) provides educational opportunities for Wyoming health care professionals who serve an aging population. We offer resources in gerontology education and interdisciplinary geriatric training via lectures, conferences, newsletters and links to other information.
The University of Wyoming Geriatric Education Center, in partnership with the Wyoming Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, will present the third annual Diagnosis Dementia Webinar Series this October. Topics will include: Signs and Symptoms, changes in the DSM-V, assessment and diagnosis; Management of Alzheimer's in the context of other chronic conditions; HIPAA & Alzheimer's disease; and Caregiver resources and support. Registration for the webinar series in October 2014 is now open!
This conference is intended for the full range of behavioral health professionals. It will provide a knowledge base at the intermediate to advanced level for implementing and integration of behavioral and medical health care specific to rural areas.
Caring for those living with Alzheimer's Disease or a related dementia can be challenging work and requires the use of skills and techniques designed to safely support these individuals. The need for professionals with expertise in dementia care is growing rapidly as the prevalence of dementia continues to increase worldwide. In response, The University of Wyoming is offering a Dementia Care Certificate for healthcare professionals working with individuals with dementia. This certificate is an online self-paced program designed to fit within healthcare professionals' busy schedules. The modules are previously recorded WyGEC workshops, online trainings, and webinars that were taught by experts in the field. This certificate will be offered for free to anyone who completes it by June 30, 2015 so REGISTER NOW!