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Disabilities & Dementia

Free Virtual Presentation

Wednesday, June 9
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Greater Michigan Alzheimer's Association

Earn 1.5 CEs or Contact Hours

Older adults with developmental disabilities are living longer than ever and developing dementia in unprecedented numbers. Nurses need to understand the risk of dementia, what dementia looks like in this population, and best practices for supporting patients with developmental disabilities and dementia.
Or contact Donnamacdonald@wayne.edu or 248-719-0640

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Cultural Competency & Its Impact on Health

Virtual Presentation

Tuesday, June 15
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

COEUS Creative Group

1.5 CEs or Contact Hours
  • Understand the complexity of cultural competency
  • Discuss the impact of cultural competency on service delivery Identify common barriers to becoming culturally competent and how to address them
  • Recognize the cultural competency continuum
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Social Isolation in Older Adults:
A Silent Epidemic

Thursday, June 17
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Associate Professor
Wayne State University
Institute of Gerontology and Dept. of Anthropology

1.5 Contact Hours & CEs Nursing & Social Work

  • Identify health effects of social isolation among older adults
  • Discuss social isolation during COVID-19 pandemic
  • Describe clinical implications and research directions
or 248-719-0640
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A Fresh Approach to Dementia Care

Free Virtual Presentation

Tuesday, June 22
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Chief Medical Officer, Clinical Quality Care of PACE, SE Michigan

Earn 1.5 CEs or Contact Hours

Care providers will recognize and appreciate the role that their strategies and techniques play in dementia care and how education and modeling is the driving force to make change in current practice towards person centered care.
Or contact Donnamacdonald@wayne.edu or 248-719-0640
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Effective Communication Strategies in Dementia:
Verbal & Behavioral Messages

Free Virtual Presentation
Thursday, June 24
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Debra Ross, MA

Earn 1.5 CEs or Contact Hours

The desire to communicate and connect with other people is a basic human need. We will discuss how communication abilities may change as people living with dementia progress through the stages. Attendees will also learn how to modify their own communication and listening strategies to maximize understanding.

This course is designed to educate professional healthcare providers who provide care to people with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia and/or their family members and care partners. Participants will learn about common communication and behavioral challenges, methods for utilizing non-verbal communication strategies, and interpretation of behaviors as forms of communication.
Or contact Donnamacdonald@wayne.edu or 248-719-0640

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Bridge Over Muddy Waters: Hospice is Palliative

Tuesday, June 29
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

  • Explain the concerns related to referral to hospice or palliative care
  • Describe differences between palliative and hospice care as it pertains to end-of-life care
  • Identify means to improve communication for end-of-life discussion
  • Describe the clinical role of comfort management
  • Discuss how medical advances impact chronic illness / end-of-life

1 CE Social Work or 1 Contact Hour Nursing

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Or contact Donnamacdonald@wayne.edu or 248-719-0640