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Geriatric Health Internet Series

For Healthcare Professionals and Students

Healthcare provider

We have partnered with the Northwest Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center to bring presenters that are nationally and regionally recognized faculty from the University of Washington. The 10-week series will assist providers in developing and enhancing health promotion interventions to prevent disease and postpone further disability for the older adults they serve. This series will give community-based providers working in the field of aging the opportunity to access valuable information without having to travel a great distance. 

*Professional Continuing Education Credits are available for most disciplines

For information on previous series


2019 Geriatric Health Internet Series Features:

1/8 Dementia
Stephen Thielke, MD, MSPH. Professor, Medicine / Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Institute

1/15 Differential Diagnosis of Dementia, Delirium, and Depression
Emily Trittschuh, PhD. Associate Professor, Medicine / Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

1/22 Treatment of Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia
Piruz Huda, MN and Huda NP, PLLC

1/29 Pharmacotherapy & Deprescribing
Stephen Thielke, MD, MSPH. Professor, Medicine / Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

2/5 Driving and Dementia
Kristoffer Rhoads, PhD. Neuropsychologist, Associate Professor, Medicine / Neurology

2/12 Early Detection and Management of Cognitive Change in Primary Care
Angela Hanson, MD. Assistant Professor, Medicine / Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine

2/19 Optimizing Safety & Well-Being for the Cognitively Impaired in Primary Care
Karen Clay, MSW, LICSW. Social Worker / UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center

2/26 Community Resources for Dementia
Marigrace Becker, MSW, Program Manager of Community Education and Impact /UW Memory and Brain
Wellness Center & Allison Boll, MSW, Human Services Coordinator / Seattle Human Services Department,
Aging and Disability Services

3/5 Abuse and Neglect in Cognitively Impaired Older Adults
Kris Fredrickson, MSW. Clinical Social Worker / Seattle VA Medical Center

3/12 Healthy Brain Aging and Dementia Prevention
Emily Trittschuh, PhD. Associate Professor, Medicine / Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences



Requirements to host: a venue/room for participants; an internet connection, PC and
projector to show the streaming video; and a site coordinator to work with WyCOA.
Contact WyCOA if you would like to host the series:, (307) 766-2829

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, you will be better able to:

  • Define the key findings in dementia

  • Characterize dementia, delirium, and depression

  • Discuss the role of the geriatric practitioner in emphasizing the importance of evidence-based and effective behavior management education to caregivers in the community/clinical setting

  • Identify the risks of polypharmacy

  • Identify the most prevalent cognitive risk factors threatening driving skills

  • Discuss the importance of detecting early cognitive decline

  • Identify common safety concerns for persons with dementia and utilize community resources and behavioral interventions to improve safety

  • Describe national statewide and local strategies for provision of dementia-specific community resources

  • Discuss the definition of vulnerable adult and the role of Adult Protective Services

  • Identify two aspects of cognition that remain strong in older age, as well as two that tend to weaken


Professional Credit (optional)from the University of Washington School of Nursing

Successful completion requires sign-in and completion of evaluation form for sessions attended. The University of Washington School of Nursing requires a $45 processing fee for a contact hour certificate. The fee covers the entire series. Directions for registering on-line for credit will be provided by your site coordinator.

Nurses: 15 contact hours (1.5 per session)

*Continuing Nursing Education at the University of Washington School of Nursing (UWCNE) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

*UWCNE is approved as a clock hour provider by the Washington State Board of Education.

*Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #7128, for 15 contact hours (1.5 per session).

Physicians: This live series activity, Geriatric Healthcare for Healthcare Providers, from January 8 – March 12, 2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 15 prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Psychologists:  UWCNE qualifies as a Washington State CE program sponsor under WAC 246-924-240

Social Workers and Counselors:  UWCNE qualifies as a Washington State CE program sponsor under WAC 246-809-601

All Other Disciplines:  A UWCNE certificate for up to 15 clock hours (1.5 per session) will be awarded for documenting completion of this offering.

NOTE: a University of Wyoming Center on Aging Certificate of Participation can be supplied for self reporting for free at the completion of the series.

Target Audience

The series is designed for healthcare providers including physicians, nurses, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, pharmacists, and other interested professionals and students.

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Wyoming Center on Aging

Phone: (307) 766-2829


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