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Online Educational Modules

WyCOA's Online Educational Modules

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These online educational modules are previously recorded WyCOA workshops, online training's, and webinars that were taught by experts in the field.  PLEASE NOTE:  Webinars are geared towards different audiences based on content.  However, there is no limit to which modules you view!  Please look for these guideline abbreviations:

  • (HP) Healthcare Professionals

  • (CG) Caregivers (family, lay or professional)

To get started, click on the link to view the module.  Once you have watched the module, please make sure to fill out the accompanying Event Survey form (or you will be automatically redirected to the video).  If you have any questions about these modules please contact The Wyoming Center on Aging.  If you are interested in receiving a WyCOA Certificate of Completion for modules you watch, please email WyCOA: wycoa@uwyo.edu to request one.

(NOTE: if you are working on the Dementia Care Certificate please refer to your wyocourses login info sent via email)

Topics:

Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving/General Aging

Care Transitions

Diversity

End-of-Life

Legal and Financial

Mental Health and Aging

Older Adults and Medications

Physical Health and Impairment

Accessible Alzheimer's Disease Modules (508 Compliant)

 


Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia


-RMAS "Future of Alzheimer's Care: An Update on Current Research" (CG/HP)

Dean Hartley, PhD  | June 15th, 2017 | TC: 3321

1 Hour
Filmed at the Rocky Mountain Alzheimers Summit 2017
Learning Objectives:
  • Explain the need and purpose of biomarkers
  • Explain the purpose of the revised diagnostics guidelines
  • Explain the status of clinical trials – past and present
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-RMAS "Here and Now - A Dementia Focused Art Class" (CG/HP)

Dani Mandelstam, CRT, Q.D.C.P, Q.D.C.S  | June 15th, 2017 | TC: 3317

1 Hour
Filmed at the Rocky Mountain Alzheimers Summit 2017
Learning objectives:
  • What is art therapy? Art therapy vs. recreational art programs.
  • How to design a recreational art program for PLWD and their care partners utilizing community partnerships
  • What are therapeutic benefits of art for PLWD and their care partners?
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-RMAS "He's Acting that Way Again! Building our Awareness about Dementia-Related Behavior Changes" (CG/HP)

Kyle Page, PhD  | June 15th, 2017 | TC: 3316

1 Hour
Filmed at the Rocky Mountain Alzheimers Summit 2017
Learning objectives:
  • Name at least two cognitive changes that can occur with dementia
  • Name at least two behavioral/emotional changes that can occur with dementia
  • Identify two types of triggers for dementia-related behaviors
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-RMAS "Q&A with a Geriatric Pharmacist and Physician" (CG/HP)

Martha Stearn, MD & Tonja Woods, PharmD, BCGP  | June 15th, 2017 | TC: 3312

1 Hour
Filmed at the Rocky Mountain Alzheimers Summit 2017
Learning objectives:
  • Recognize roles that different health care professional play on an interprofessional team involving dementia patients
  • Appreciate the complex nature of caring for dementia patients
  • Understand importance of communication-tion during the dementia care process
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-RMAS "Dementia Resources in WY & Update on WY Alz State Plan" Discussion/Panel (CG/HP)

June 14th, 2017 | TC: 3308

Moderator: Deb Fleming, PhD; “Update on Alzheimer’s State Plan”: WDOH Aging Division: Linda Chasson
Panelists: Alzheimer's Association-WY Chapter: Janet Lewis, WDOH Aging Division: Linda Chasson, AARP: Sam Shumway, WyCOA: Catherine Carrico; WY Dementia Care: Dani Guerttman, Dementia Friendly Wyoming: Heather Comstock, Elder Care Advisors: Carol Taylor 

1 Hour
Filmed at the Rocky Mountain Alzheimers Summit 2017
  • Learning Objectives: Become aware of development & implementation of the Wyoming state plan on Alzheimer's Disease, enhance awareness of resources within the state; increase knowledge of how to access these resources.
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-RMAS "Heroes Among Us - How Everyday People Are Changing The Course of Alzheimers History" (CG/HP)

Niki Kapsambelis book discussion with family: Steve McIntyre, Robin McIntyre, Chelsey McIntyre  | June 14th, 2017 | TC: 3309

1.5 Hour
Filmed at the Rocky Mountain Alzheimers Summit 2017
Learning Objectives:
  • Improve media literacy and comprehension of why authenticity is crucial to advocacy
  • Understand the challenges surrounding advocacy from the patient’s perspective
  • Learn how personal stories impact the public’s perception of Alzheimer’s as well as research funding
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-RMAS "Positive Connections-Useful Tools for Successful Interactions" (CG/HP)

Connie Hansen, CTRS, M. Ed  | June 15th, 2017 | TC: 3320

1 Hour
Filmed at the Rocky Mountain Alzheimers Summit 2017
Learning objectives:
  • Identify and utilize meaning-ful activities with elders with dementia
  • Assess environmental factors to consider when interacting with people with dementia
  • Create positive interactions with folks with memory loss
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- Dementia:  Basics of Management and Treatment (CG/HP)

Tonja Woods, PharmD, CGP | October 21st, 2016 | TC:  2248

.75 hour

Objectives:

-Use appropriate steps to assessing a patient who may have dementia

-gain familiarity with pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments and mgt of the disease; Learn the risk and benefits of medications used to treat Alzheimer’s disease.

-Understand the social and psychological needs of Alzheimer’s patients and how to best support family members and patients with Alzheimer’s.

  • Presented for the "Alzheimers Disease Workshop for Public, Family and Caregiver" Oct 2016

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- Behavior and Communication: Tips and Basic Skills (CG/HP)

Kyle Page, PhD | October 21st, 2016 | TC:  2250

1.5 hour

Objectives:

-Dementia Review
-Dementia-Related Behavioral and Psychological Changes
-Understanding and Describing Behaviors
-Foundational Skills for Dementia Care
-Focus on Communication
  • Presented for the "Alzheimers Disease Workshop for Public, Family and Caregiver" Oct 2016

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- Assessing Medical Consent Capacity-A Clinicians Perspective(HP)

Kyle Page, PhD | October 21st, 2016 | TC:  2251

2 hour

Objectives:

•Identify the four suggested psycholegal components for medical consent capacity
•Outline the clinician’s role in a capacity evaluation
•Identify two assessment instruments helpful in determining medical consent capacity
  • Presented for the "Alzheimers Training for Healthcare & Legal Professionals" Workshop Oct 2016

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- Basics of Dementia DCWS: EFY 2016 (CG/HP)

Kyle Page, PhD | May 13th, 2016 | TC:  2200

1 hour

Objectives:

  • Terminology, how to test for and recognizing Dementia Look-a-likes
  • What can be done to prevent Dementia
  • Dementia Resources
  • Presented for the "Dementia Caregiver Webinar Series:  Essentials for You" series 2016

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-Behavioral Management:  Understanding Behaviors and Foundational Management-intro (CG/HP)

Kyle Page, PhD | January 2016 | TC: 2201

2 hour

Objectives:

  • Understanding Dementia Behaviors
  • Describing Dementia Behaviors
  • Seven Foundational Behavioral Strategies
  • Self-Care

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-Behavioral Management:  Specific Behaviors, Assessing Behaviors, and Developing a Management Plan-advanced (HP)

Kyle Page, PhD | January 2016 | TC:  2202

2 hour

Objectives:

  • Review of a Dementia Behavior Management Plan:  Intro
  • Managing specific behaviors
  • Investigating and evaluating behaviors
  • Developing a dementia behavior management plan
  • Additional resources

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-Proactive Management of Cognitive Health in Patients with Diabetes (HP)

Norman Foster, MD | October 21, 2014 | TC: 2203

1 Hour 30 Minutes

Objectives:

  • To describe the importance of knowing the cognitive status of older patients with diabetes and why dementia in diabetes often isn't’t identified or well managed;
  • Understand why patients with diabetes are at increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia illnesses;
  • Know how to proactively identify cognitive impairment during medical visits and family concern;
  • Learn how to modify diabetes management when there is cognitive impairment.

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-Alzheimers Disease-What You Need to Know (CG/HP)

Andrea Slosser, BA | July 30, 2014 | TC: 2204

1 Hour 20 Minutes

Objectives:

  • Know the basic framework for understanding Alzheimer’s Disease;
  • Understand introductory methods for identifying and managing behaviors associated with Alzheimer's Disease;
  • To be aware of effective methods for communicating with people who have Alzheimer's Disease.

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-Memory Disorders (HP)

David Wheeler, MD, PhD | September 23, 2013 | TC:  2205

1 Hour

Objectives:

  • Define dementia and Alzheimer's disease, define major dementia syndromes;
  • Diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease;
  • Review of current research related to diagnosis and treatment approaches.

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-Alzheimer’s On-the-Road Workshop: Panel Discussion (HP)

Cynthia Works, MD; Jaime Hornecker, PharmD; David Wheeler, MD, PhD | September 23, 2013 | TC:  2206

30 Minutes

Objectives:

  • Live participatory discussion between speakers and participants of the workshop.

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-Advances in Alzheimer’s Research (HP)

Heather Snyder, PhD | September 10, 2013 | TC:  2207

1 Hour 30 Minutes

Objectives:

  • To be able to differentiate between types of dementia;
  • To understand role of imaging in differential diagnosis of dementia;
  • To be aware of the importance of early detection and documentation of the disease;
  • Learn about new imaging techniques.

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-Alzheimer’s Disease Research: Where We Are and Where Are We Going? (HP/CG)

Zach Hall, PhD  | June 5, 2014 | TC:  2208

1 Hour 

Objectives:

  • Understand the growing impact of Alzheimer's disease;
  • Understand the current state of basic and clinical research on Alzheimer's disease;
  • Understand future prospects for diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's.

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-Dementia in the Patient with Intellectual Disability (HP)

Seth Keller, MD  | September 24, 2013 | TC:  2209

1 Hour 30 Minutes

Objectives:

  • Understand how dementia affects individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities;
  • Be aware of the differences between normal age-related decline and decline from dementia.

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-The Future Impact of Alzheimer’s Disease and Reverse Innovation (HP)

Stephen Bartels, MD, MS | June 5, 2014 | TC:  2210

1 Hour 10 Minutes

Objectives:

  • Learn about the future cost and impacts of Alzheimer's disease on the health care delivery system and on families;
  • Become familiar with selected evidence-based models of dementia care in the community including primary care, health care transitions, and caregiver support interventions;
  • Learn about "reverse innovation" and future models of care that are likely to re-engineer professional roles, incorporate health coaches, involve family members, community members and peers; and embrace technology.

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-Management of Problematic Behaviors of Elderly Dementia Patients (HP)

Helen Kyomen, MD, MS | September 17, 2013 | TC:  2211

1 Hour 25 Minutes

Objectives:

  • To be able to identify the most frequent causes of behavioral problems in elderly with dementia;
  • Be aware of non-pharmacologic interventions for specific patterns of acute and chronic behavioral disturbances;
  • Be able to select and use pharmacologic interventions for behavioral disturbances in elderly dementia patients in targeted, clinically relevant ways.

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-Younger-Onset (Early-Onset) Alzheimer’s Disease (HP)

Monica Moreno | October 1, 2013 | TC:  2212

1 Hour 30 Minutes

Objectives:

  • To understand the basics of younger-onset/early-onset Alzheimer's disease;
  • Be able to identify the causes of younger-onset/early-onset Alzheimer's disease;
  • Be aware of the impact and unique challenges faced by individuals living with younger-onset/early-onset Alzheimer's disease and their loved ones;
  • Understand the warning signs, diagnosis process, and impact and life after diagnosis.

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-Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia: From Timely Detection to Dementia Capable Healthcare Systems (HP)

Soo Borson, MD | June 4, 2014 | TC: 2213

1 Hour 30 Minutes

Objectives:

  • To be able to understand the growing impact of Alzheimer's disease;
  • Learn about the current state of basic and clinical research on Alzheimer's disease;
  • To be able to understand the future prospects for diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

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-An Update on the Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease, from Preclinical to Dementia: NIA-AA, DSM-V and IWG Criteria Considered (HP)

David Knopman, MD | October 14, 2014 | TC:  2214

1 Hour 30 Minutes

Objectives:

  • To describe the diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment from the 2011 NIA-AA criteria and its variation, minor neurocognitive disorder;
  • Describe the diagnosis of dementia from the 2011 NIA-AA criteria and its variation, major neurocognitive disorder;
  • Describe how biomarkers are being used in the research context for the diagnosis of MCI and dementia.

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-Diagnosis and Treatment of Dementia (HP)

Martha Stearn, MD | June 5, 2014 | TC: 2215

1 Hour

Objectives:

  • To know how to diagnose Alzheimer's disease;
  • Learn when to start what treatments and why;
  • Manage behavioral and caregiver problems that arise.

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-Mini-Cog Training for Clinical Use (HP)

Soo Borson, MD | June 5, 2014 | TC: 2216

1 Hour

Objectives:

  • To be able to understand what failing the Mini-Cog means for clinicians;
  • Know what to do with the Mini-Cog screen data;
  • Become comfortable interpreting results with patients and families from the Mini-Cog.

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Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving/General Aging

-RMAS "Caregiver Values in Action" (CG/HP)

Robin Barry, PhD  | June 15th, 2017 | TC: 3314

1 Hour
Filmed at the Rocky Mountain Alzheimers Summit 2017
Learning objectives:
  • Participants will identify and assess their personal values, across multiple life domains
  • Participants will discuss benefits and ways to balance their values across multiple life domains
  • Participants will consider creative ways to increase their engagement in valued living
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-RMAS "Aging in Place-Preferences, Problems and Possibilities" (CG/HP)

Jon Pynoos, PhD  | June 15th, 2017 | TC: 3310

1 Hour
Filmed at the Rocky Mountain Alzheimers Summit 2017
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand how the interaction of older adults’ abilities, environments, and preferences impact their capacity to age in place.
  • Describe the importance of fall prevention and home modification in aging in place.
  • Discuss innovative programs, practices, and technology that can enhance aging in place.
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-RMAS "Choosing to Care" (CG/HP)

Amy Goyer  | June 14th, 2017 | TC: 3306

1 Hour
Filmed at the Rocky Mountain Alzheimers Summit 2017
Objectives:
  • Understand the challenges facing family caregivers.
  • Describe 5 ways to get help for caregiving.
  • Describe 5 - 10 ways to fill their own tanks so they have the energy for caregiving.
  • Understand 3 ways to build a caregiving team.
  • Understand the ways their own mindset determines their resilience and how to adjust their mindset.
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-RMAS "Technology Tips for Caregivers: Making it Easier" (CG/HP)

Amy Goyer  | June 14th, 2017 | TC: 3307

1 Hour
Filmed at the Rocky Mountain Alzheimers Summit 2017
Learning objectives:
  • Name 3 ways technology can make their lives easier as care-givers.
  • Name 3 apps that help organ-ize and coordinate caregiving and the caregiving team.
  • Name 3 technology “gadgets” that help keep loved ones safe.
  • Name 3 types of technology that help long (or short) dis-tance caregivers.
  • Understand how to search for technology to meet their unique caregiving needs
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-Positive Communication with Your Loved One (CG/HP)

Carol Taylor, LCSW  | May 19th, 2017 | TC: 3300

1 Hour
  • from the 2017 Dementia Caregiver Webinar Series:  Caring for You- week 1
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-Role Changes and Family Dynamics (CG/HP)

Carol Taylor, LCSW  | May 26th, 2017 | TC: 3301

1 Hour
  • from the 2017 Dementia Caregiver Webinar Series:  Caring for You- week 2
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-Creating a Circle of Care (CG/HP)

Carol Taylor, LCSW  | June 2nd, 2017 | TC: 3302

1 Hour
  • from the 2017 Dementia Caregiver Webinar Series:  Caring for You- week 3
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-Resiliency Practices for Care Partners (CG/HP)

Carol Taylor, LCSW  | June 9th, 2017 | TC: 3303

1 Hour
  • from the 2017 Dementia Caregiver Webinar Series:  Caring for You- week 4
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-Basics of Dementia (CG/HP)

Kyle Page, PhD  | May 22, 2015 | TC: 2217

1 Hour
  • from the 2015 Dementia Caregiver Webinar Series
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-Behavior and Communication (CG/HP)

Kyle Page, PhD  | May 29, 2015 | TC:  2218

1 Hour
  • from the 2015 Dementia Caregiver Webinar Series
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-Caring for the Caregiver (CG/HP)

Kyle Page, PhD  | June 5, 2015 | TC:  2219

1 Hour
  • from the 2015 Dementia Caregiver Webinar Series
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-Advanced Planning (CG/HP)

Pamela Oiler, LCSW & Kyle Page, PhD  | June 12, 2015 | TC:  2220

1 Hour
  • from the 2015 Dementia Caregiver Webinar Series
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-Building a Caregiver-Friendly Community (HP/CG)

Elaine Ryan  | October 4, 2014 | TC:  2221

45 Minutes
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- Caring for the Care Partner DCWS: EFY 2016 (CG/HP)

Carol Taylor, LCSW | June 3rd, 2016 | TC:  2222

1 hour

Objectives:

  • Recognizing the cist of caring
  • assessment tools
  • resources in your community
  • Presented for the "Dementia Caregiver Webinar Series:  Essentials for You" series

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-Understanding Alzheimer’s Patients’ Needs and Supporting Family Care Partners (HP/CG)

Carol Taylor, LCSW | October 15, 2012 | TC:  2223

1 Hour

Objectives:

  • describe the issues and challenges the caregivers face;
  • highlight the importance of addressing their own needs for caregivers; and discuss the importance of using available family, community, and other networks and resources for this purpose.

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Care Transitions


-Readmission: a Closer Look at the High-Risk Patient (HP)

Terri Marshall, RN, MS, CCM | August 21, 2013 | TC:  2224

50 Minutes

Objectives:

  • To overview of Section 3025, hospital readmissions reduction program, discuss the readmission reduction program;
  • Identify patients at risk; identify tools used in reducing readmissions.

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Diversity


-Caring for our Older LGBT Adults (HP/CG)

Emily Lewis, MA | April 4, 2013 | TC:  2225

1 Hour

Objectives:

  • To provide information about 2-7 million LGBT Americans over the age of 65 who may need better care because they are more likely to be isolated, lonely, lacking traditional family support;
  • Equip healthcare 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: 2226

1 Hour

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)

*Watch this module with the "Native Americans (American Indians) and Dementia" module below

Reba Jo Teran | October 15, 2012 | TC: 2227

1 Hour

Objectives:

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

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-Native Americans (American Indians) and Dementia (HP/CG)

Andrea Slosser, BA  | August 22, 2014 | TC:  2228

1 Hour

Objectives:

  • Shed light on existing research regarding older American Indians and dementia;
  • Discuss the relationship between older American Indians and Western healthcare in a cultural and historical context;
  • Suggest cultural considerations for Western healthcare professionals working with older American Indian patients, particularly those with dementia and their caregivers.

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 End-of-Life


-Alzheimer’s and End-of-Life (HP)

Cynthia Works, MD  | September 23, 2013 | TC:  2229

1 Hour

Objectives:

  • To describe the course of Alzheimers disease and key prognostic factors when approaching death;
  • Identify common causes of death in patients with Alzheimers; understand advantages and challenges of advance directives;
  • Recognize difficulties caregivers face with decision making at end of life for Alzheimers patients.

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-Death Approaches: Panel Discussion on End-of-Life (HP)

Tonja Woods, PharmD; Carol Taylor, LCSW; Laurie Wright, RN; Cindy Works, MD; Brenda Mosher, NP-C; Diana Knoll, AARP
 | June 5, 2014 |
TC:  2230

1 Hour

Objectives:

  • To enhance understanding of dementia and end-of-life care;
  • Expand knowledge of unique palliative care challenges in those with dementia;
  • Acknowledge and respond to family needs via "family as a unit of care" approach to end-of-life care;
  • Recognize state legislative considerations and necessary decision-making approaches to end-of-life.

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-Palliative Care (HP)

Kristina Stefka, MD | April 13, 2011 | TC:  2231

2 Hours

Objectives:

  • To understand philosophy/definition of palliative care;
  • Understand why palliative care is an emerging field;
  • Understand relationship to hospice;
  • Understand care delivery systems for palliative care.

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-POLST Panel Discussion (HP/CG)

Jim Little, MD; Cynthia Works, MD; Tim Summers; Kelly Davis, JD | June 6, 2014 | TC:  2232

1 Hour

Objectives:

  • Expert Panel Discussion on POLST in Wyoming

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Legal and Financial


-RMAS "Plan for a Healthier Financial Future" (CG/HP)

Carolyn Saunders  | June 15th, 2017 | TC: 3318

1 Hour
Filmed at the Rocky Mountain Alzheimers Summit 2017
Learning objectives:
  • What is LTC insurance?
  • The Cost of LTC now and into the future.
  • Defining Medicaid and Medicare.
  • A discussion of various types of LTC insurance
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-RMAS "Preparation: What Matters Most" Panel (CG/HP)

Panelists: Carolyn Saunders-Lincoln Financial, Kelly Davis-Davis Elder Law Office, P.C., Cathy Carlisle-WY Senior Services Inc (Senior Medicare Patrol)/Wyoming State Health Insurance Information), Officer Joanne Young - Cheyenne Police Dept.  

June 15th, 2017 | TC: 3315

1.5 Hour
Filmed at the Rocky Mountain Alzheimers Summit 2017
Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will learn how important legal and financial preparation and general knowledge are and what resources are available.
  • Participants will have the opportunity to get questions answered by experts in their field
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-RMAS "Is your Estate Plan up to Date?" (CG/HP)

Kelly Davis, Elder Care Attorney  | June 15th, 2017 | TC: 3311

1.5 Hour
Filmed at the Rocky Mountain Alzheimers Summit 2017
Learning Objectives:
  • Familiarize the attendees with the basic of wills, living trusts, and powers of attorney and the roles these instruments play in estate planning.
  • Present a brief explanation of why probate is necessary and what estate planning techniques that can be used to make it run smoother or avoid the process altogether.
  • Discuss the role of the court appointed guardian and how well drafted comprehensive durable powers of attorney can avoid the necessity of having someone declared incompetent.
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- Advanced Decisions and Planning for the Future (CG/HP)

Kelly Davis, Elder Care Attorney | October 21st, 2016 | TC:  2249

.75 hour

Objectives:

  • Define Capacity and its relation to Alzheimers and the aging "face of America"
  • Legal processes to support a "person with diminished capacity" and/or a guardian
  • Presented for the "Alzheimers Disease Workshop for Public, Family and Caregiver" Oct 2016

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- Working with Diminished Capacity Individuals in Estate & Healthcare Planning (HP)

Kelly Davis, Elder Care Attorney | October 21st, 2016 | TC:  2252

1.75 hour

Objectives:

  • Define Elder Law
  • Diminished Capacity and how it manifests, assessment and testamentary implications
  • Management of personal and financial affairs, legal steps to consider
  • Presented for the "Alzheimers Training for Healthcare & Legal Professionals" Workshop Oct 2016

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-Protecting Yourself & Others: Financial Fraud & Identity Theft Awareness (CG/HP)

Paul A. Kanish II, Special Agent for the FBI  | December 10, 2014 | TC:  2233

1 Hour
Objectives:
  • Information on Phishing scams, debit/credit card security, and holiday alerts
  • schemes targeting seniors
  • and tips for prevention of financial fraud/identity theft
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-Dementia, HIPAA, and Decision-Making Capacity (HP)

Tia Powell, MD| October 7, 2014 | TC: 2234

1 Hour 30 Minutes

Objectives:

  • To grasp the essential aspects of HIPAA that apply to disclosing information about a patient with the diagnosis of dementia;
  • Review the basic elements of an assessment of decision-making capacity;
  • Build a range of ethically and legally viable responses for the challenge of patients who do not wish to disclose their dementia diagnosis to family.

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-Ending Elder Abuse- Protecting Older Americans from Swindlers (HP/CG)

Paul Greenwood | August 17, 2012 | TC:  2235

1 Hour 50 Minutes

Objectives:

  • To create awareness among healthcare professionals, law enforcement, bankers, family and others in the community about the elder abuse, its signs, types, consequences with the use of real-life cases.

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-Legal and Financial Next Steps of Alzheimer’s Disease (HP/CG)

Larry Kloster; Drew Perkins | October 30, 2012 | TC:  2236

1 Hour 50 Minutes

Objectives:

  • To increase awareness of legal and financial resources that healthcare providers can share with patients/clients;
  • Increase familiarity of legal and financial issues common to patients with dementia;
  • Increase healthcare professionals’ capacity to hold discussions with patients about legal and financial matters and resources in the context of impending chronic illness, such as dementia.

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 Mental Health and Aging


-Evidence-Based Interventions for Anxiety in Older Adults (HP)

Brett Deacon, PhD | March 28, 2013 | TC:  2237

1 Hour

Objectives:

  • To understand the nature of anxiety, cognitive-behavioral therapies for anxiety, medications for anxiety, and treatment recommendations.
  • Link for the new DSm-V Criteria: http://www.dsm5.org/Pages/Default.aspx

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-Geriatric Depression: Assessment and Interventions (HP)

Catherine Carrico, PhD | March 28, 2013 | TC:  2238

1 Hour

Objectives:

  • To understand unique aspects of geriatric depression;
  • Increase knowledge of assessing and diagnosing depression in older adults;
  • Understand considerations of using evidence-based treatments for geriatric depression;
  • Understand case conceptualization of depression in older adults from a cognitive-behavioral perspective;
  • Become familiar with CBT interventions for older adults and treatment adaptations for individuals with mild cognitive impairment.

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-Motivational Interviewing in Health Care (HP)

Diane Kempson, PhD | March 9, 2011 | TC:  2239

50 Minutes

Objectives:

  • To define Motivational Interviewing and its principles;
  • Understand the phases of motivational interviewing: a) building motivation, b) strengthening commitment to change c) change talk: reasons for missed opportunity.

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-Suicide in Older Adults (HP/CG)

Keith Hotle | March 27, 2013 | TC:  2240

1 Hour

Objectives:

  • To provide an overview of the topic and review underlying causes of suicide among older adults in Wyoming by analyzing the relationships between, age, mental illnesses, gender, and other factors;
  • Provide practical tips and advices for healthcare professionals.

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Older Adults and Medications


-RMAS "Dementia Medications-Updates & Current Trend"s (TW) (HP&CG)

Tonja Woods, PharmD, BCGP | June 14th, 2017 | TC:  3304

1 Hour

Filmed at the Rocky Mountain Alzheimers Summit 2017

Learning objectives:

  •  Identify current pharmaco-logic therapies available for the treatment of dementia
  • Differentiate between medi-cations approved to treat dementia and those not approved
  • Appreciate the current challenges in the area of research related

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-Advances in Pharmacologic and Non-Pharmacologic Management of Alzheimer’s Disease (HP)

Sunny Linnebur, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, CGP | June 5, 2014 | TC:  2241

1 Hour 20 Minutes

Objectives:

  • To review evidence for current FDA-approved treatments of Alzheimer's disease;
  • Evaluate recent evidence regarding new pharmacologic treatments for Alzheimer's disease;
  • Understand tips for non-pharmacologic treatments of Alzheimer's disease.

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-Keeping Medications in Mind: What are the Potential Risks and Benefits?

Tonja Woods, PharmD | March 26, 2013 | TC:  2242

1 Hour

Objectives:

  • To provide an overview of the basic symptoms and causes of dementia, mild cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer's disease;
  • Explain pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options and strategies by comparing and contrasting the threats and benefits.

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-Pharmacologic Interventions for Dementia in People with Intellectual Disability (HP)

Wayne Silverman, PhD | June 5, 2014 | TC:  2243

1 Hour

Objectives:

  • To become familiar with Alzheimer's disease, its progression, and empirical studies focused on efficacy of medications targeting enhanced cognition in older adults with Down's syndrome;
  • Learn strategies for differential diagnosis of "biologically elderly" adults with intellectual disability experiencing declines in performance;
  • Learn about the biological pathways involved in the progression of Alzheimer's disease that may be therapeutic targets for new approaches to treatment and prevention. 

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Physical Health and Impairment


-Chronic Disease Management in Patients with Dementia (HP)

Joshua Chodosh, M.D., M.S.H.S. | October 15, 2013 | TC:  2244

1 Hour 40 Minutes

Objectives:

  • To appreciate the special challenges that dementia places on chronic disease management;
  • Understand the biological/clinical relationship between dementia and other chronic diseases, including relative prevalence;
  • Appreciate the similarities and differences between care management for chronic disease and Alzheimer's disease, and other related dementias;
  • Be able to identify the related issues that inform future health care planning.

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-Falls in the Elderly (HP/CG)

Cara Johnson, MD; Trena Primavera, OTR/L | June 5, 2014 | TC:  2245

1 Hour

Objectives:

  • To review frequency of falls and discuss morbidity and mortality of falls;
  • Review frequent causes of falls and interventions for falls;
  • Understand the impact of dementia on fall risk;
  • Be able to learn multi-faceted strategies implemented by Wyoming PACE to reduce falls and fall risk.

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-Introduction to Geriatrics/Biology of Aging (HP)

Joan Smith-Sonneborn, PhD | March 23, 2011 | TC:  2246

1 Hour

Objectives:

  • To provide an overview of the biology of aging;
  • Describe model systems of aging;
  • Define aging theories;
  • Summarize common environmental and genetic determinants;
  • Understand longevity extension and introduce aspects of Alzheimer's.

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-Normal Aging vs. Pathology (HP)

Kristina Stefka, MD | April 13, 2011 | TC:  2247

2 Hours

Objectives:

  • To know and understand aging as a heterogeneous process;
  • Understand how geriatricians understand and assess functional status in older adults;
  • Understand how common disease processes impact functional status;
  • Know and understand the importance of diet and lifestyle choices in maintenance's of optimal function.

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-Aging Etiquette (CG/HP)

Katelynn Bourassa | prerecorded Oct 2016 | TC: 

30 Minutes

Objectives:

  • Diversity of People who are Aging
  • Ageism in Institutional Settings & Implications
  • Aging Etiquette & Reasonable Accommodations

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Accessible Alzheimer's Disease Modules (508 Compliant)


-Diagnosis, Assessment and Referral (HP)

Soo Borson, MD | October 16, 2012

Objectives:

  • To distinguish between screenings and diagnosing Alzheimer's disease and dementia;
  • Use clinical criteria to diagnose dementia in routine practice;
  • Describe the new research diagnostic criteria and Alzheimer's disease;
  • Explain when and whom to refer for what kind of specialty consultation;
  • Describe new dementia care quality measures to assess their own practice

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-Keeping Medications in Mind: What are the Potential Risks and Benefits? (HP)

Tonja Woods, PharmD | March 26, 2013

1 Hour

Objectives:

  • To provide an overview of the basic symptoms and causes of dementia, mild cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer's disease;
  • Explain pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options and strategies by comparing and contrasting the threats and benefits.

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-Legal and Financial Next Steps of Alzheimer’s Disease

Larry Kloster; Drew Perkins | October 30, 2012

1 Hour 50 Minutes

Objectives:

  • To increase awareness of legal and financial resources that healthcare providers can share with patients/clients;
  • Increase familiarity of legal and financial issues common to patients with dementia;
  • Increase healthcare professionals’ capacity to hold discussions with patients about legal and financial matters and resources in the context of impending chronic illness, such as dementia.

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-Native Americans and Dementia

Christine McKibbin, PhD & Catherine Carrico, PhD; Presented by Andrea Slosser, BA | October 15, 2012

Objectives:

  • To describe the impact of historical events and how they may influence interactions with healthcare providers;
  • List characteristics of culturally responsive geriatric care;
  • Describe cultural influences on caregiving as well as the percieved need for and both acceptability and the utilization of those services.

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-Understanding Alzheimer's Patients' Needs and Supporting Family Care Partners

Carol Taylor, LCSW | October 15, 2012

1 Hour

Objectives:

  • To describe the issues and challenges the caregivers face;
  • Highlight the importance of addressing their own needs for caregivers; and discuss the importance of using available family, community, and other networks and resources for this purpose.

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