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LIVE, Interactive Webinar Training: Gaining a Deeper Understanding of Dementia and Substance Misuse to Eliminate Stigma

August 17, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT


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In American society, individuals with substance misuse are often highly stigmatized, which can have a major impact on their health and wellness.
In this workshop, we will discuss and explore:
  • The relationship between dementia and substance use
  • PTSD, the impact stress can have on our brains, and how stress can be exacerbated due to substance misuse
  • How different substances like alcohol, marijuana, and opioids impact different parts of our brain
  • How the misuse of these substances relates to dementia and brain health
Our goal for this presentation is to create effective, meaningful ways to treat individuals who misuse substance, or  may be impacted by dementia. Participants will gain knowledge on screening and treatment tools and better understand the significant barriers individuals who misuse substances may face. As a particularly vulnerable population in society, it is vital to understand how we as a community can connect with individuals to improve their well-being. Lastly, we will discuss how to incorporate family and support systems into recovery to ensure a focus on holistic health.
This presentation will show professionals how to alleviate stigma among individuals with substance misuse and dementia, treat patients with dignity and compassion, illustrate how changes in the brain are influenced by several varying factors, and continue to guide treatment plans with knowledge at the forefront. Attendees may ask and answer questions throughout the presentation, participate in instructor-led discussions, and a Q&A session.

A complete course description, including objectives, agenda, speaker bio and cancellation policy, is available here.

2 continuing education (CE) hours from the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) and the New York State Education Department are available for licensed social workers. 2 CE contact hours are available for CCMC board certified case managers.

Registration fee: $25

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Gaining a Deeper Understanding of Substance Misuse and Dementia to Eliminate Stigma, Course #4036, 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: 03/24/2022 – 03/24/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 2 Clinical continuing education credits.

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, Inc. 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 #SW-0222.

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: I00049827 Approval Number: 220000671.

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August 17, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT