Online Education | Geriatric Healthcare 2018 | ADRD



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Target Audience

This series is designed for nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, pharmacists, long term care workers, residential care coordinators, caregivers and other interested professionals.


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This series of ten lectures provides practical geriatric health promotion information for healthcare and social service professionals. The goal is to assist members of the healthcare team in developing and enhancing interventions to prevent disease and postpone further disability. Lectures cover an array of topics and were recorded during live telecasts from the University of Washington Health Sciences Center to clinical settings in the Pacific Northwest.

This series is jointly provided by UWCNE, the deTornyay Center for Healthy Aging and the Northwest Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center (NW GWEC), a federally-funded regional center that conducts interprofessional education to optimize the primary care of older adults in the Northwest United States.   

Watch one lecture or all ten and earn up to 15 contact hours for a single certificate processing fee of $45. 

These lectures were recorded March through May 2018 at the University of Washington.


Topics in This Lecture Series

  • Dementia - Stephen Thielke, MD, MSPH 

  • Frontline Tools for the Differential Diagnosis of Depression, Delirium, and Dementia - Emily Trittschuh, PhD

  • Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of Older Adults:  A Primer for Primary Care Healthcare Practitioners - Lena Makaroun, MD

  • Healthy Brain Aging and Dementia Prevention - Emily Trittschuh, PhD

  • Behavioral Management in Community Dwelling Alzheimer’s Patients - Piruz Huda, MN, ARNP

  • Detecting and Managing Multiple Chronic Conditions in People Living with Dementia - Tatiana Sadak, PhD, PMHNP, ARNP

  • Building on Family Dynamics in Coping with Alzheimer’s Disease - Martha (Marty) Richards, MSW

  • Transitions of Care - Thuan Ong, MD, MPH, Allison Boll, MSW, Melissa Ensey, MSEd

  • End-of-Life Care: From Living Wills to POLST to MOELI - Richard Stuart, PhD

  • Ethical Dilemmas in the Care of Older People with Cognitive Impairment - Elizabeth Vig, MD, MPH

  • MORE 2018 Topics: Geriatric Healthcare 2018 | Selected Topics

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:

  1. Define key findings in dementia and psychosocial consequences of dementia on patients and caregivers.
  2. Characterize dementia, delirium, and depression, recognize warning signs and initiate diagnostic work-up.
  3. Describe the prevalence and adverse health outcomes associated with elder abuse and explain key steps in identifying and reporting elder abuse.
  4. Identify two aspects of cognition that remain strong and two that weaken and outline three scientifically-supported methods/activities for healthy brain aging.
  5. Discuss delivery of evidence-based and effective behavior management education to caregivers, DICE approach, ABCs of behavior management and identify key dementia-related behavioral disturbances that respond well to caregiver/patient education.
  6. Describe the prevalence of co-morbidities and conditions associated with preventable hospitalizations, as well as strategies for managing co-morbidities.
  7. State five family dynamics that affect coping with dementia, three emotional concerns and five strategies for assisting to build on family strengths.
  8. Identify barriers and components of effective transitions of care between multiple care settings, describe evidence-based transitions of care models and how successful practices can be applied in primary care settings, and discuss the ways that community-based organizations can effectively enhance patient care between care settings.
  9. Identify skills to think critically about end-of-life care, help patients make informed choices, and create living wills and surrogates to honor them.
  10. Describe three ethical dilemmas regarding care at different stages of dementia, four decision-making abilities that are assessed, moral distress and the risk factors for developing moral distress.


Contact Hour Credit

Contact Hours: Up to 15.0 hours (1.5 per lecture)


How to Earn Contact Hour Credit

  • Create an account or log into your account at this website. Register for contact hour credit by clicking Add to Cart at the bottom of this page.
  • After checkout return to this page (or follow the directions in your confirmation email). If you don't receive a confirmation email, please check your junk mail for an email from
  • Go to course activities or follow the directions in your confirmation email.
  • Watch the recordings.
  • Complete the evaluation. 
  • Submit a Commitment to Change.
  • Claim your credit.
  • Download and print your certificate.


Provided by

University of Washington School of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education



University of Washington de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging
Northwest Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center (NW GWEC)


Professional Credit

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Software Requirements

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  • Desktop Computers need AdobeConnect (If you don't have this program, you will be prompted to download it.)
  • iPhones and iPads need the Photon Browser App in order to play the Flash videos in this course. Use Photon as your browser, not Safari. 

Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 15.00 Contact hours

Available Credit

  • 15.00 Contact hours


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Required Hardware/software

  • Desktop Computers need AdobeConnect (If you don't have this program, you will be prompted to download it.)
  • iPhones and iPads need the Photon Browser App in order to play the Flash videos in this course. Use Photon as your browser, not Safari.