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Alzheimer’s Disease: Beyond Signs and Symptoms General Course

March 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Alzheimer’s Disease: Beyond Signs and Symptoms General Course

Location: LIVE Interactive Webinar

Date: March 15, 2022

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm CDT

Cost: Free!

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6758713789724625423

 

Course Description:  This LIVE interactive webinar workshop describes the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as risk factors and medication used to delay cognitive decline and neuropsychiatric symptoms. We will explore the world of a caregiver and how they are affected by the disease both emotionally and financially. To gain a deeper understanding of the individual living with Alzheimer’s disease, this training also explores distressing behaviors that can be caused by an unmet need, and how to build a therapeutic relationship that is based on respect, empathy, and maintaining one’s dignity. This workshop is fully interactive. Attendees may ask and answer questions throughout the presentation and participate in instructor-led discussions, as well as case vignette discussions, and a Q&A session at the end.

From this workshop you will learn to:

  1. Define and describe the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.
  2. Identify the causes and risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease.
  3. Describe the financial and emotional impact on a caregiver.
  4. Assess behaviors to develop various forms of communication.
  5. Apply strategies to support and communicate while maintaining an individual’s dignity.

Course Agenda:

  • 10:00 am – 10:45 am – Gain a foundational understanding of Alzheimer’s disease, including signs and symptoms, then take a further look into the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and medications.
  • 10:45 am – 11:00 am – Explore the impact of caregiving.
  • 11:00am – 11:30 am – Learn how to better understand behaviors as expressions of an unmet need.
  • 11:30 am – 12:00 pm – Learn how to develop a therapeutic relationship and effectively respond to the person in distress.

 

Program Goals and Target Audience: To educate CCM board-certified case managers, social workers, paraprofessionals, and health care professionals of all levels about dementia care and how to support those affected by dementia-related illnesses.

 

Content Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Presenter Bio: Jennifer Reeder, LCSW, SIFI

Jennifer Reeder is the Director of Education and Social Services for the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. She oversees AFA’s National Toll-Free Helpline, staffed by licensed social workers, and community class programs instructed by various therapists and educators. Ms. Reeder graduated in 2011 from Temple University with a Maters of Social Work, and entered the not-for-profit sector providing in-home therapy to families in the Philadelphia area for over 9 years. She is proud to now be supporting individuals and families affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia-related illnesses while providing clinical guidance to the licensed social workers of AFA. She encourages engagement and peer support from attendees, while drawing from real life situations to enhance the learning process.

Fee and Registration Information: Cost is FREE and includes two (2) CE credits. To begin registration, follow this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6758713789724625423 Attendees will receive an email with a link to log on to the actual webinar at the specific start date and time. Registration remains open until start of the live webinar.

 

Course Completion and CE Information

Course completion requirements:

  • Licensed social workers must attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation. New York licensed social workers must also pass the online exam by 80% which can be taken as many times as needed to pass. AFA will email all registrants who attended the entire course with a link to the evaluation and exam which are completed through SurveyMonkey.
  • Other professionals seeking CEs must also attend the entire course and complete the online evaluation. Exam not necessary.
  • Certificates of completion will be emailed or mailed (attendee’s preference indicated on the evaluation) within 10 business days of course completion and the exam is graded.

 Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

  • Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, Inc. 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 #0222.
  • Alzheimer’s Disease: Beyond Signs and Symptoms, Course #3658, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Alzheimer’s Foundation of America as an individual course. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 6/11/2021 – 6/11/2023. Social workers completing this course receive 2 General Social Work Practice continuing education credits.
  • This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. The course is approved for 2 CE contact hour(s). Activity code: I00046373 Approval Number: 210001741

For questions, concerns, or to request special accommodations, please call: 866-232-8484 or email Jennifer Reeder – jreeder@alzfdn.org.

System Requirements

Operating system Windows 7 – Windows 10

Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) – macOS Big Sur (11)

Linux

Google Chrome OS

Android OS 5 (Lollipop) – Android 10

iOS 10 – iOS 12

Web browser Google Chrome (most recent 2 versions)

Mozilla Firefox (most recent 2 versions)

Internet connection Computer: 1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended)

Mobile device: 3G or better (WiFi recommended for VoIP audio)

Software GoToWebinar desktop app

GoToWebinar mobile app

JavaScript enabled

Hardware 2GB of RAM (minimum), 4GB or more of RAM (recommended)

Microphone and speakers (USB headset recommended)

Mobile device iPhone 4S or newer

iPad 2 or newer

 

Details

Date:
March 15
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT