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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 for continuing education credit and overall evaluation feedback. If you have any questions about these modules please contact the Wyoming Center on Aging.

Notes:

  • If you are interested in receiving a WyCOA Certificate of Completion for modules you watch, please email WyCOA at wycoa@uwyo.edu

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On this page:

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


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

Dean Hartley, PhD  | June 15th, 2017 | TC: 4305

1 Hour
Filmed at the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer's 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
View this Module and complete the Evaluation Event Survey (for CEs upon request)

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"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: 4306

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

Kyle Page, PhD  | June 15th, 2017 | TC: 4307

1 Hour
Filmed at the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer's 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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"Dementia Resources in WY & Update on WY Alz State Plan" Discussion/Panel (CG/HP)

June 14th, 2017 | TC: 4308

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 Alzheimer's Summit 2017
Learning Objectives:
  • Become aware of development and 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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"Heroes Among Us - How Everyday People Are Changing The Course of Alzheimer's History" (CG/HP)

Niki Kapsambelis book discussion with family: Steve McIntyre, Robin McIntyre, Chelsey McIntyre  | June 14th, 2017 | TC: 4309

1 Hour 30 Minutes
Filmed at the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer's 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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"Positive Connections - Useful Tools for Successful Interactions" (CG/HP)

Connie Hansen, CTRS, M. Ed  | June 15th, 2017 | TC: 4310

1 Hour
Filmed at the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer's Summit 2017
Learning objectives:
  • Identify and utilize meaningful activities with elders with dementia
  • Assess environmental factors to consider when interacting with people with dementia
  • Create positive interactions with older adults with memory loss
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Dementia: Basics of Management and Treatment (CG/HP)

Tonja Woods, PharmD, CGP | October 21st, 2016 | TC:  4311

45 Minutes

Presented for the "Alzheimer's Disease Workshop for Public, Family and Caregiver" Oct 2016

Learning Objectives:

  • Use appropriate steps to assess a patient who may have dementia
  • Gain familiarity with pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments and management of the disease
  • Learn the risks 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.

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Assessing Medical Consent Capacity - A Clinicians Perspective (HP)

Kyle Page, PhD | October 21st, 2016 | TC:  4312

1 Hour 45 Minutes

Presented for the "Alzheimer's Training for Healthcare & Legal Professionals" Workshop Oct 2016

Learning 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

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

Kyle Page, PhD | January 2016 | TC: 4313

1 Hour 45 Minutes

Learning 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:  4314

1 Hour 45 Minutes

Learning 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: 4315

1 Hour 30 Minutes

Learning Objectives:

  • To emphasize the importance of knowing the cognitive status of older patients with diabetes and why dementia in diabetes often isn'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 reports
  • Learn how to modify diabetes management when there is cognitive impairment

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Dementia in the Patient with Intellectual Disability (HP)

Seth Keller, MD  | September 24, 2013 | TC:  4316

1 Hour 30 Minutes

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

Monica Moreno | October 1, 2013 | TC:  4317

1 Hour 30 Minutes

Learning 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 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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Mini-Cog Training for Clinical Use (HP)

Soo Borson, MD | June 5, 2014 | TC: 4318

1 Hour

Learning Objectives:

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

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Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving / General Aging


 "Annual Wellness Visit: There's a lot of Life to Live, Live it Well" - Benefits of the Annual Wellness Visit (CG/HP)

Wyoming Primary Care Association is pleased to be working with the Wyoming Center on Aging at the University of Wyoming in an effort to encourage more seniors to take advantage of their Annual Wellness Visit. 

Nursing Consultant Faith M Jones, MSN, RN, NEA-BC; Geriatrician of Ivinson Memorial Hospital Dr. Emma Bjore and Dr. Juanita Sapp of Heritage Health Center  | June 15th, 2017 | TC: 4344

1 Hour

Learning Objectives:

  • Wyoming Health Center providers will receive focused information on the Annual Wellness Visit
  • Attendees will be provided tips on coding and billing for the Annual Wellness Visit
  • They will hear from a provider who will give insights into her practice and the patients she serves
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newAdvanced Care Planning (CG/HP)

Pamela Oiler, LCSW  | May 11th, 2018 | TC: 4300 | 1 Hour

From the 2018 Dementia Caregiver Webinar Series: Resources for You - Week 1

Purpose:  To provide family care partners information and resources related to dementia and self-care.

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newCaregiving Values in Action (CG/HP)

Robin Barry, PhD  | May 18th, 2018 | TC: 4301 | 1 Hour

From the 2018 Dementia Caregiver Webinar Series: Resources for You - Week 2

Purpose:  To provide family care partners information and resources related to dementia and self-care.

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newIdentifying Community Resources (CG/HP)

Carol Taylor, LCSW  | May 25th, 2018 | TC: 4302 | 1 Hour

From the 2018 Dementia Caregiver Webinar Series: Resources for You - Week 3

Purpose:  To provide family care partners information and resources related to dementia and self-care.

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newMedicare Made Easy (CG/HP)

Cathy Carlisle  | June 1st, 2018 | TC: 4303 | 1 Hour

From the 2018 Dementia Caregiver Webinar Series: Resources for You - Week 4

Purpose:  To provide family care partners information and resources related to dementia and self-care.

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newUnderstanding Medicare (CG/HP)

Dana Pepmeier  | June 1st, 2018 | TC: 4304 | 1 Hour

From the 2018 Dementia Caregiver Webinar Series: Resources for You - Week 5

Purpose:  To provide family care partners information and resources related to dementia and self-care.

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"Caregiver Values in Action" (CG/HP)

Robin Barry, PhD  | June 15th, 2017 | TC: 4319

1 Hour
Filmed at the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer's Summit 2017
Learning objectives:
  • Learn to identify and assess their personal values across multiple life domains
  • Discuss benefits and ways to balance their values across multiple life domains
  • Consider creative ways to increase their engagement in valued living
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"Choosing to Care" (CG/HP)

Amy Goyer  | June 14th, 2017 | TC: 4320

1 Hour
Filmed at the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer's Summit 2017
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the challenges facing family caregivers
  • Learn of ways to receive help for caregiving
  • Learn of ways to fill their own tanks so they have the energy for caregiving
  • Understand 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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"Technology Tips for Caregivers: Making it Easier" (CG/HP)

Amy Goyer  | June 14th, 2017 | TC: 4321

1 Hour
Filmed at the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer's Summit 2017
Learning Objectives:
  • Learn ways technology can make the lives of caregivers easier
  • Introduce apps that help organize and coordinate caregivers and caregiver teams
  • Introduce technology “gadgets” that help keep loved ones safe
  • Learn about types of technology that help long (or short) distance caregivers
  • Understand how to search for technology to meet unique caregiving needs
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Positive Communication with Your Loved One (CG/HP)

Carol Taylor, LCSW  | May 19th, 2017 | TC: 4322

1 Hour
From the 2017 Dementia Caregiver Webinar Series: Caring for You - Week 1
Purpose:  To provide family care partners information and resources related to dementia and self-care.
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Role Changes and Family Dynamics (CG/HP)

Carol Taylor, LCSW  | May 26th, 2017 | TC: 4323

1 Hour
From the 2017 Dementia Caregiver Webinar Series: Caring for You - Week 1
Purpose:  To provide family care partners information and resources related to dementia and self-care.

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Creating a Circle of Care (CG/HP)

Carol Taylor, LCSW  | June 2nd, 2017 | TC: 4324

1 Hour
From the 2017 Dementia Caregiver Webinar Series: Caring for You - Week 3
Learning Objectives
  • Learn how to create a circle of care
  • Identify who is in your circle of care; what relationships, services and assistance are available to you; where to access support; when to access support; and how to add to your circle
  • Learn about formal and informal services and resources available
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Resiliency Practices for Care Partners (CG/HP)

Carol Taylor, LCSW  | June 9th, 2017 | TC: 4325

1 Hour
From the 2017 Dementia Caregiver Webinar Series: Caring for You - Week 4
Learning Objectives:
  • Begin to identify your needs, what can be delegated, and what you are willing to delegate
  • Discern needs versus wants
  • Learn how to take time for yourself and identify activities that can help you feel better
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Care Transitions


NOTE: For the latest in Care Transitions for healthcare professionals, please email wycoa@uwyo.edu or go to UW ECHO in Rural/Frontier Care Transitions for more information.

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Diversity


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)

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

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

Andrea Slosser, BA  | August 22, 2014 | TC:  4329

1 Hour

Learning 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


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:  4330

1 Hour

Learning 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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NOTE: For the latest in End of Life for healthcare professionals, please email wycoa@uwyo.edu or go to UW ECHO in Rural/Frontier Care Transitions for more information.

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Legal and Financial


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

Carolyn Saunders  | June 15th, 2017 | TC: 4331

1 Hour
Filmed at the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer's Summit 2017
Learning Objectives:
  • Learn about long-term care (LTC) insurance
  • The cost of LTC now and projected future costs
  • Defining Medicaid and Medicare
  • A discussion of various types of LTC insurance
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"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: 4332

1 Hour
Filmed at the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer's Summit 2017
Learning Objectives:
  • Learn about the importance of legal and financial preparation and general knowledge
  • Learn about what resources are available
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"Is your Estate Plan up to Date?" (CG/HP)

Kelly Davis, Elder Care Attorney  | June 15th, 2017 | TC: 4333

30 Minutes
Filmed at the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer's Summit 2017
Learning Objectives:
  • Become familiar 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 inform of 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
  • Discuss how well-drafted comprehensive durable powers of attorney can avoid the necessity of having someone declared incompetent
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Working with Diminished Capacity Individuals in Estate & Healthcare Planning (HP)

Kelly Davis, Elder Care Attorney | October 21st, 2016 | TC:  4334

1 Hour

Presented for the "Alzheimer's Training for Healthcare & Legal Professionals" Workshop Oct 2016

Learning Objectives:

  • Define elder law
  • Discuss diminished capacity, how it manifests, assessment, and testamentary implications
  • Management of personal and financial affairs, legal steps to consider
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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: 4335

1 Hour
Learning Objectives:
  • Information on phishing scams, debit/credit card security, and holiday alerts
  • Schemes targeting seniors
  • 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: 4336

1 Hour 30 Minutes

Learning 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 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:  4337

2 Hours

Learning Objectives:

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


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

Brett Deacon, PhD | March 28, 2013 | TC:  4338

1 Hour

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the nature of anxiety, cognitive-behavioral therapies for anxiety, medications for anxiety, and treatment recommendations
  • Click Here for the new DSM-5 Criteria
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Geriatric Depression: Assessment and Interventions (HP)

Catherine Carrico, PhD | March 28, 2013 | TC: 4339

1 Hour

Learning 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:  4340

1 Hour

Learning 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
  • Discuss reasons for missed opportunities
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Suicide in Older Adults (HP/CG)

Keith Hotle | March 27, 2013 | TC: 4341

1 Hour

Learning 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 advice for health care professionals
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Older Adults and Medications


"Dementia Medications-Updates & Current Trends" (TW, HP, & CG)

Tonja Woods, PharmD, BCGP | June 14th, 2017 | TC: 4342

1 Hour

Filmed at the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer's Summit 2017

Learning objectives:

  • Identify current pharmacologic therapies available for the treatment of dementia
  • Differentiate between medications approved to treat dementia and those not approved
  • Appreciate the current challenges in the area of dementia medication research
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NOTE: For the latest in Older Adults and Medications for healthcare professionals, please email wycoa@uwyo.edu or go to UW ECHO in Geriatrics for more information.

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Physical Health and Impairment


Aging Etiquette (CG/HP)

Katelynn Bourassa | prerecorded Oct 2016 | TC: 

30 Minutes

Learning Objectives:

  • Diversity of people who are aging
  • Ageism in institutional settings and implications
  • Aging etiquette and reasonable accommodations
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NOTE: For the latest in Physical health and Impairment for healthcare professionals, please email wycoa@uwyo.edu or go to UW ECHO in Geriatrics for more information.

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Accessible Alzheimer's Disease Modules (508 Compliant)


Diagnosis, Assessment and Referral (HP)

Soo Borson, MD | October 16, 2012

Learning Objectives:

  • To distinguish between screening 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 a 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

Learning 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 advantages and disadvantages

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Legal and Financial Next Steps of Alzheimer’s Disease

Larry Kloster; Drew Perkins | October 30, 2012

1 Hour 50 Minutes

Learning Objectives:

  • To increase awareness of legal and financial resources that healthcare providers can share with patients
  • Increase familiarity with 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

Learning 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 perceived 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

Learning 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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