Seventh Webinar: Dementia Update

Includes a Live Web Event on 10/08/2024 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

This session will present the latest updates on dementia including recommendations for prevention, treatment, and care. Participants will learn about the most common types of dementia, brain changes, statistics and key characteristics. New approaches to assessment, medications, and brain health will be discussed to help answer the question, “What can we do for residents living with dementia?” Along with caregiver support of family and staff, it is critical to build a workforce to maximize residents’ quality of life and care.

To earn a continuing education credit hour, you must be present for this one-hour webinar in its entirety.

Learning Outcome:

Following this presentation, participants will be able to: Identify dementia prevention, treatment, and care to maximize residents' quality of life and care. 

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 submitted (but not yet approved) for Continuing Education for 2.0 total participation hours from NAB/NCERS.

Catholic Chaplains: This educational program has been submitted to the National Association of Catholic Chaplains for approval to grant Continuing Education Hours.

Dietitians (Registered): This educational program has been submitted to the Commission on Dietetic  Registration for approval to award Continuing Professional Education Units.

Nurses: This nursing continuing professional development activity was submitted to the  Northeast Multistate Division Education Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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. Participants can earn 10.0 Contact Hours.

More Information

If you have any questions or concerns about registering and attending the webinar, or about continuing education, please contact

Philip McCallion, PhD

Philip McCallion, PhD, is professor and director of the School of Social Work within the College of Public Health at Temple University. His research advances evidence-based interventions in health promotion, falls reduction, caregiver support, dementia management and service system redesign. McCallion is co-founder/co-principal investigator/co-applicant of the Intellectual Disability Supplement to the Irish Longitudinal Study on Aging, and co-investigator on longitudinal studies of dementia in persons with Down syndrome.

McCallion is visiting/adjunct professor at Trinity College Dublin, a John A. Hartford Foundation Social Work Faculty Scholar and Mentor, and a fellow of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and of the Gerontological Society of America. Serving on international consensus panels and the board of the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia, McCallion is the national consultant on intellectual disabilities and dementia for the U.S. National Alzheimer's and Dementia Resource Center. 

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