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Alzheimer’s & Lewy Body Dementia: Assessments & Treatments for Clients
Digital Seminar

Alzheimer’s & Lewy Body Dementia: Assessments & Treatments for Clients and Caregivers


Faculty:
Conrad Christensen
Duration:
5 Hours 11 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Dec 03, 2015
Product Code:
WDS020554
Brochure Code:
WDBHALEW
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
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Description

Due to the rapid rate of people being diagnosed with dementia (or one of its many types), families and caregivers of these individuals are seeking guidance and assistance to better cope with this unpredictable disease. The road to caring for someone like this is often not clear or smooth, making life overwhelming and all-consuming. Equip those family members and caregivers with the proper navigational tools to help them traverse this difficult terrain. With Dr. Conrad Christensen as your guide, you can help your clients face and combat the most turbulent issues associated with Alzheimer’s and Lewy body dementia using cutting-edge research, a “Mind Map of the Territory,” and behavioral interventions that work. Dr. Christensen’s approach is based on the most up-to-date research backed up by clinical care, care giving, and family support.

 


What You Will Learn  

  • Discuss the normal aging brain, what goes wrong, and research - depicting Alzheimer’s and Lewy body dementia in today’s world
  • Examine the neurobiological brain disease parameters, supporting research, and complexities of co-existing dementias
  • Highlight treatment issues, emergent situations, and behavioral interventions
  • Distinguish when AD and DLB co-exist in the same person
  • Explain the diagnostic criteria of each dementia syndrome
  • Develop a plan of prevention, early detection, and proactive programs for your clients
  • Identify and provide samples to each participant – screening instruments that can be used in daily clinical practices to aid diagnoses and intake assessments

 


Who Should Attend

  • Psychologists
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
  • Psychiatric Nurses
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Case Managers
  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Pastoral Counselors

Course Content

THE NORMAL AGING BRAIN

  • Overarching domains of human function
    • Intelligence – the foundation of the “house”
    • Normal cognition?
    • Memory
  • Structural anatomy of the human brain
    • Nervous system
    • Neurotransmitters
    • Brain stem

 

NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES

  • Alzheimer’s dementia – 1 of 100+ dementias
  • People with dementia lose intellectual abilities
  • Cognitive loss varies in differing dementias
    • Memory
    • Executive function
    • Judgment
    • Attention
    • Language
  • Foundational concepts including communication

 

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE (AD)

  • Prevalence – research findings
  • Disease process – what goes wrong?
  • Alzheimer’s syndrome – diagnostic criteria DMS-5® oriented
  • Intake assessment/symptoms/diagnosis: case example(s)
  • Early markers of AD

 

LEWY BODY DEMENTIA (DLB)

  • Prevalence – research findings
  • Disease process – what goes wrong?
  • Lewy Body Dementia – diagnostic criteria DSM-5® oriented
  • Intake assessment/symptoms/diagnosis: case example(s)
  • Early markers DLB

 

UNIQUE PROBLEMS FAMILY & CAREGIVERS FACE

  • Research including caregiver burden/treatment issues
  • Contrasting differences/highlighting complications in co-existing dementias
  • Five challenging problems when AD & DLB co-exist in the same person
  • Communication issues within family and treatment units

 

TREATMENT ISSUES COMPLICATED BY “CO-EXISTING” DEMENTIAS

  • Research
  • 3-legged stool – a balancing act
  • Psychotic ideation/Parkinsonisms/fluctuating cognitions
  • ANS involvement – sympathetic/parasympathetic nervous system
    • Swallowing
    • Blood pressure
    • Digestion/motility
    • Temperature regulations
  • Coping with:
    • Neuroleptic sensitivity
    • Wandering
    • Retropulsion
    • Anxiety
    • Agitation
    • And more

 

EMPATHIC LISTENING/RESPONDING

 

PREVENTION – PROACTIVE APPROACH

 

 


Testimonials

Dr. Christensen presented this poignant research seminar to our staff. He possesses extensive knowledge of Lewy body dementia resulting from over 10 years of research as a caregiver.

Marilyn-Seidl-Kramer, Director of Marshfield Area Respite Care Center

 

Conrad is a knowledgeable, well-spoken, patient man who can help counselors and other professionals develop additional skills for their practice.

Kelly Schultz, LPC, CSAC

 

I found Dr. Christensen’s seminar informative; it helped me fill in a lot of blanks I never understood. He helped my family better understand the ailments connected with Lewy body dementia.

Nick Arnoldy, CIC

Credits

Counselors - California

The State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences will recognize and accept continuing education programs that are sponsored by providers approved by the American Psychological Association and the ASWB. Full attendance at this course will qualify for 5.5 hours of continuing education credit.


Counselors - Florida

is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #50-466. This program is approved for 5.5 continuing education credit(s).


Counselors - National

This educational offering consists of 5.5 clock hour(s) of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this offering and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Counselors - Ohio

is approved through the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (provider #RCT091001). This program is offered for five and a half (5.5) clock hour(s) of continuing education for counselors only. Licensed counselors in other states should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.


Counselors - South Carolina

is an approved sponsor with the South Carolina Board of Examiners for LPC, AC and MFTs (Provider #104). This program is offered for 5.5 continuing education hour(s).


Counselors - Texas

is an approved sponsor of continuing education for licensed professional counselors through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors (Provider number 2709). This course is offered for 5.5 clock hour(s).


Marriage & Family Therapists - California

The State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences will recognize and accept continuing education programs that are sponsored by providers approved by the American Psychological Association and the ASWB. Full attendance at this course will qualify for 5.5 hours of continuing education credit.


Marriage & Family Therapists - National

This educational offering consists of 5.5 clock hour(s) of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this offering and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Marriage and Family Therapists - Florida

is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #50-466. This program is approved for 5.5 continuing education credit(s).


Marriage and Family Therapists - Ohio

is approved through the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (provider #RCT091001). This program is offered for five and a half (5.5) clock hour(s) of continuing education for counselors and marriage family therapists. Licensed counselors and marriage and family therapists in other states should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.


Marriage and Family Therapists - South Carolina

is an approved sponsor with the South Carolina Board of Examiners for LPC, AC and MFTs (Provider #104).  This program is offered for 5.5 continuing education hour(s).


Marriage and Family Therapists - Texas

is an approved sponsor of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists (Provider number 195). This course is offered for 5.5 clock hour(s).


Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants - Florida

is an approved provider #50-466 with the Florida Department of Health Board of Occupational Therapy Practice. This course is approved for 5.5 contact hour(s) for Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy Assistants.


Other Professions

This educational offering qualifies for 5.5 continuing education hour(s) as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements. 


Psychologists

is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program offers 5.5 CE credit(s) for psychologists. Full attendance is required to receive credit for psychologist, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on the APA guidelines.


Social Workers

is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program (an approved provider since 1999, approved period 1/27/2018-1/27/2021). maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers will receive 5.5 Clinical Social Work continuing education clock hour(s) for participating in this course. Licensed social workers should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Visit ASWB's website at www.aswb.org for more information. This educational offering is at the Beginning level for social workers.


Social Workers - California

The State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences will recognize and accept continuing education programs that are sponsored by providers approved by the American Psychological Association and the ASWB. Full attendance at this course will qualify for 5.5 hours of continuing education credit.


Social Workers - Florida

is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #50-466. This program is approved for 5.5 continuing education credit(s).


Social Workers - New York

, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed Social Workers #0043. This educational offering is acceptable for 5.5 continuing education hour(s). Full attendance is required to receive credit for Social Workers; variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on the State Board guidelines.


Handouts

Faculty

Conrad Christensen Related seminars and products:

Centre for Psychological Services


CONRAD CHRISTENSEN, PhD, is a clinical psychologist licensed at a PhD level by the state of Wisconsin. He is the owner of the Centre for Psychological Services and has been in private practice since 1975. Dr. Christensen has a lifetime license as a School Psychologist and is certified as a provider of Integrated Medicine and Mental Health. His experience covers a wide spectrum, including Elementary and Secondary level, technical colleges, and universities. Dr. Christensen has studied dementia and the elderly, volunteered at the local Respite Care Center, and has years of experience in care-giving. Neuropsychological testing, diagnosis, and family consultation of dementia in general and Alzheimer’s, Lewy Body, and Parkinson’s dementia in particular have been a routine part of his private practice. He participates in a new community-based social program for patients and their families entitled, “Memory Café.” Seminars and civic group presentations are given to increase awareness and understanding of the two most frequently diagnosed incurable dementias facing mankind.


Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive) Access never expires for this product.

Target Audience

Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Psychiatric Nurses, Marriage and Family Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Case Managers, Nursing Home Administrators, Pastoral Counselors

Reviews

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Overall:     4.2

Total Reviews: 9

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