September 29, 2020 CEUs

Zoom Webinar
$15.00 for 1-Hour session
$30.00 for 2-Hour session
$25.00 for BOTH sessions

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12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Medication Management and Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Dementia

1.0 CEUs: LSW/LISW/SWA, LPC/LPCC, Nurses ​(via reciprocity), pending ​LNHA

Join us to reflect on some of the primary issues surrounding medications for individuals diagnosed with many forms of dementia.  We’ll discuss the conflicting information that frustrates caregivers both at home and in the field.  We’ll talk about why we struggle with what we can do instead, and take a closer look at the top 4 Alzheimer’s drugs.  This workshop offers insight into the various pharmacodynamics and how each addresses a different facet of neurological physiology.  FDA warnings, nutrition and non-pharmacological interventions will be offered up for consideration.  We’ll discuss the new OTC’s and their purpose along with the current drug reduction initiatives taken by the Ohio Department of Health related to antipsychotic use in this population.  

Objectives​:

  • Identify the three theories of medication management for dementia.
  • Differentiate three types of dementia and the risks/benefits of the treatment theories
  • Define the purpose of non-pharmacological interventions.
  • List four non-pharmacological interventions to use instead of a pill.
  • Describe the Pseudobulbar effect.

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1:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Approaches and Techniques for Prevention of Negative Behaviors in Long-Term Care (LTC)

2.0 CEUs: LSW/LISW/SWA, LPC/LPCC, Nurses ​(via reciprocity), pending ​LNHA

Join us for a program that will explore 10 foundational aspects of approach to care for the cognitively impaired.  Negative behaviors often arise from basic unmet needs, so often overlooked by busy caregivers in institutional settings.  This workshop provides a bird's eye view of primary focus points for approaches and techniques that consider basic underlying causes of discomfort, dissatisfaction and resistive behavior.  Misinterpretation of aggression and/or withdrawal can lead caregivers to inaccurate conclusions, because it is often underlying 'fear' that triggers negative reactions.  'Validation' versus 'Reality Orientation' will be demonstrated to differentiate when which is appropriate.  Non-pharmacological interventions that have the potential to enhance mood and behavior to exist in the current literature and this workshop holds them up to inspection.  Integral to this discussion is a review of currently established approaches and techniques that can prevent, minimize and diffuse negative behaviors.  Central to this focus is the primary aspect of interpersonal dynamics that foster trust and a sense of well-being toward more satisfying results.

Objectives:

  • Compare and contrast the clinical vs. psychological and social needs of the cognitively impaired
  • Recognize non-verbal communication as an effective component that fosters trust in those with cognitive loss
  • Identify three scientific disciplines in medicine that offer research and approaches to enhance quality of life
  • List three common types of dementing disorders by diagnosis
  • Describe the benefit of non-nutritive and nutritive sucking
  • Name two techniques to use as intervention that can change mood and behavior
About the Speaker:  Mary Jean (Jeannie) Flossie, M.Ed., LNHA

Jeannie Flossie -- Is a licensed nurse, a Nursing Home Administrator and holds a Master's degree in Education.  She is a Vice President of Altercare of Ohio and is the sole proprietor of Cognitive Concepts Consulting Services.  She has been providing training and consultation for medical professionals, at every level, for over 30 years; and her scope of expertise includes family education, dynamics and intervention.  

Jeannie has been an invited guest speaker at National, State and local levels and presented her work on 'Alzheimer's type dementia' at the 2007 International Alzheimer's Convention in Washington, D.C.

She has served the citizens of Ohio as Vice President of the Ohio Board of Nursing and as a public speaker brings many facets of research, reality, and first-hand experience, to the front of the class.​

Her websites, Communication Connection and Memory Fitness Matters have an abundance of resources including her eldercare and memory fitness blogs, interviews and podcasts, and sample pages of all her products

Currently she is focusing on her geriatric life enhancement consulting practice as well as her brain health/memory fitness and Lifelong Learning programs.