(k) Seventh Webinar: The Limited Future of Dementia

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Each year, for the last 25 years, pharmacologists have stated that we will have a cure for Alzheimer’s disease in “5 years.” Unfortunately, there still is no cure, and in fact, the last anti-dementia medication was approved in 2003. But perhaps we have been myopic in our view of dementia treatment. In this presentation, we will make a more comprehensive review of trends in dementia research to predict a future decline in dementia incidence as well as a proliferation of non-pharmacological solutions to prevent or postpone symptoms and dependence. We will briefly look at demographic, economic, technological and social drivers of current dementia research and their implications on dementia diagnosis and treatment. The conclusion is not to predict a cure, but to identify a light at the end of the tunnel and the directions we can take in long-term care to get there. To earn a continuing education credit hour, you must be present for this one-hour webinar in its entirety.

Learning Outcome:

Describe two strategies for meeting changing dementia care demands.

Continuing Education

Registrants seeking continuing education will be asked to watch the webinar in full, record and submit verification codes, and submit an evaluation form. 

Nursing Home Administrators: This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 1 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS—Approval #20221012-1-A77209-DL.

Catholic Chaplains: The National Association of Catholic Chaplains has approved this program for 1.0 Continuing Education Hours.

Dietitians (Registered): This webinar is part of the program “Calm After the Storm: A Caregiver’s Parachute to Safety.” People who complete this webinar in full will receive 1.0 Contact Hours. This Educational Program Has Been Approved For 10 Continuing Professional Education Hours By The Commission On Dietetic Registration. CPE Prior Approval Verification Activity 164786 Performance Indictors: # 3.1.1; 7.3.2; 8.3.5;  8.4.1.

Nurses:  This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Northeast Multistate Division Education Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.                 Approval Code #: 002-640-072721. This webinar is part of the program “Calm After the Storm: A Caregiver’s Parachute to Safety.” People who complete this webinar in full will be awarded 1.0 Contact Hours of a 10 hour course.

Recreation Therapists:  This webinar is part of the program “Calm After the Storm: A Caregiver’s Parachute to Safety.” People who complete this webinar in full will receive 0.1 CEU’s. ATRA has reviewed the seven (7) workshop sessions and these sessions have been approved for a total of 10 contact hours of CEUs or 1.0 CEUs (as expressed in tenths of a unit -- 1 contact hour equals 0.10 CEUS). 

New York State Social Workers: Avila Institute of Gerontology, 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-0265.   Social Worker CE approval is for New York Social workers only. Other state licensees aren’t eligible to receive pre-approved credit.


More Information

If you have any questions or concerns about registering and attending the webinar, or about continuing education, please contact support@avilainstitute.org.

Alfred Norwood, MBA, BS

Faculty

Avila Institute of Gerontology, Inc.

Alfred has been developing curriculum and teaching for the Avila Institute of Gerontology for the last 15 years. He has created and presented workshops and in-services on a number of topics associated with aging. He is a great believer in the integration of biological and behavioral research for dementia treatment. He has years of experience working as a consultant for long-term care systems and facilities and training staff in the use of non-pharmaceutical, individualized care plans for residents with moderate to severe dementia. 

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