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Why Dementia in Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is an Important Topic! (HP/CG)

Deb Fleming, PhD. Wyoming Institute for Disabilities | TC:  4362

  • Filmed at the 2018 Wyoming Conference on Aging | October 4th, 2018 | 1 Hour
  • Learning Objectives: To provide an overview of current statistics and knowledge regarding the largely unrecognized population of persons with dementia: individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Participants will be introduced to the Staging Mod-el that tracks the flow of the condition from pre-diagnosis to late/end stages. For each stage, recommended actions to be taken by health professionals will be presented.  To allow participants to gain a basic understanding of the complex and critically important issue of dementia in Down Syndrome. Individuals with Down Syndrome represent the largest group of persons with dementia under age 50. Diagnose-tic and treatment challenges for practitioners will be discussed.  To challenge the audience to become a part of the international and national movement to adopt comprehensive guide-lines regarding IDD/Dementia, to include a recognition of the need to provide equity in services, adoption of common sense “next steps” , and begin planning to address future needs. Participants will be challenged to help develop
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Art for Life: Folk Arts, Aging, Health and Wellness  (HP/CG)

Troyd Geist, State Folklorist with the North Dakota Council on the Arts | TC:  4353

  • Filmed at the 2018 Wyoming Conference on Aging | October 3rd, 2018 | 1 Hour
  • Learning Objectives: An introductory understanding of the influence and unique power of folk arts, traditions, and culture in the health and wellness of elders.  A deeper understanding of the medical research related to the positive impact of creative engagement and the health and wellness of elders.  Access to an online repository of activity plans and other materials that can be used for creative engage-ment with elders
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Caring for our Older LGBT Adults (HP/CG)

Emily Lewis, MA | April 4, 2013 | TC:  4326

1 Hour

Learning Objectives:

  • To provide information about millions of LGBT Americans over the age of 65 who may need better care due to higher likelihood of being isolated, lonely, and lacking traditional family support
  • Equip healthcare professionals with strategies for better communication with and care of older LGBT adults
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Ethnogeriatrics: Implications for Clinical Practice (HP)

Sherrie Rubio-Wallace, RN, MS, FNP-C  | February 23, 2011 | TC: 4327

1 Hour

Learning Objectives:

  • To provide an overview of ethnogeriatrics
  • Describe the ethnogeriatric imperative
  • Summarize components of effective ethnogeriatric care
  • Identify core competencies in contemporary practice
  • Understand health care disparities
  • Introduce health literacy concepts
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Historical Acceptance of Aging – Eastern Shoshone People (HP/CG)

Reba Jo Teran | October 15, 2012 | TC: 4328

1 Hour

Learning Objectives:

  • To describe the cultural and historical aspects of aging and aging-related diseases among Native Americans in the example of the Eastern Shoshone People
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