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Geriatric Healthcare Series

For Healthcare Professionals and Students

WyCOA is pleased to again partner with the Northwest Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center (NW GWEC ) to present the NW GWEC-produced Geriatric Healthcare Series. There are 2 annual lecture series: 1) General Geriatrics, 2) Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias offered in Winter and Spring. Each series consists of 10 lectures delivered virtually each week for 10 weeks. The lecture series is designed for healthcare workers in primary care who want to improve the care of older adults, learn about age- and dementia-friendly care, and manage and recognize common geriatric problems. Speakers are topic experts and deliver the most up-to-date, clinically relevant evidence in their lectures. Participants may obtain continuing education credits (1.5 hours per lecture). Participants may attend the live virtual lectures or watch the recording on their own. For more information visit the NW GWEC’s Website.

Spring 2022 Series

a focus on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (AD)


3/29    Dementia.  Stephen Thielke, MD, MSPH, MA, Professor, University of Washington, VA Puget Sound Health Care System         

 4/5     3Ds of Diagnosis.  Emily Truttschuh, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept of Psychiatry/Behavioral Sciences, VA Puget Sound Health Care System

4/12    Treatment of Behavioral & Psychological Symptoms.  Piruz Huda, MN, PMHNP, Adjunct Clinical Faculty, UW School of Nursing                     

4/19    Cognitive Concerns in Primary Care Patients. Emily Truttschuh, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept of Psychiatry/Behavioral Sciences, VA Puget Sound Health Care System      

4/26    End of Life Care: Advance Directives/POLST/MOELI.  Richard Stuart, PhD

5/3      Delirium.  Thuan Ong, MD, MPH

5/10    The Threatening/Violent AD Patient.  Whitney Carlson, MD

5/17    Family Dynamics & Coping with AD.  Martha Richards, MSW, LICSW

5/24    Rational Prescribing in ADRD.  Zachary Marcum, PharmD, PhD

5/31    Maximizing QoL Across the Cognitive Continuum.  Susan McCurry, PhD


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