Online Education | Geriatric Healthcare 2013 | ADRD Series
This lecture series, jointly provided by the Northwest Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center (NW GWEC), provides practical geriatric health promotion information for health care and social service professionals. The goal is to assist providers in developing and enhancing health promotion 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.
Publish Date: June 18, 2013. This course will be available for three years from this date.
Comments from Students
"The program has given me a vast amount of information and resources in a method that makes learning quite easy."
"This is a great program for a busy adult family home owner. It was easy to do!"
"The curriculum was well-organized and easily read. The length of each module is just right--not too short or too long."
"This is an excellent way to pick up CE credit. The information is useful not only in my own contacts with older adults, but is useful to pass on to caregivers and nursing home staff."
"I am using the modules extensively now, especially when counseling older adults in my work. Your modules gave me a lot of insight and ideas for dealing with health issues of the elderly. Thank you for having this program."
After taking this activity set, you will be better able to:
- Define and describe the ways in which behavior may chance in individuals affected by progressive cognitive decline and how those changes impact quality of life.
- Describe the potential burdens of caregiving (emotional, psychological, medical, social and financial impact) on caregiviers.
- Characterize the presentation and course of dementia.
- Characterize the symptoms, course and theories of depression in older adults.
- Identify the major differential for psychotic symptoms presenting in the geriatric population.
- Describe the epidemiology of delirium.
- Discuss the criteria for diagnosis of bipolar disorder and differential diagnosis.
- Identify family dynamics for those dealing with dementia and their caregivers.
- Identify changes in modd, health and psychosocial function commonly experienced by caregivers of persons with dementia.
- Indentify end-of-life characteristics of patients with dementia.
- Rebecca Logsdon, PhD
Research Professor, Psychosocial and Community Health, UW School of Nursing
- Lianne Hirano, MD
Acting Instructor, UW Geriatric Medicine
- Martha Richards, MSW, ACSW, LICSW
Affiliate Assistant Professor, UW Educational Outreach
- Stephen Thielke, MD
Assistant Professor, UW Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
- Whitney Carlson, MD
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UW; Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Services Clinic, UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center, Seattle
- Jesse Fann, MD, MPH
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UW; Adjust Professor, UW Rehabilitation Medicine, Epidemiology
- Molly Shores, MD
Associate Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, UW; Psychiatry Emergency Services Medical Director, VA Puget Sound Health Care System
- David LaFazia, PhD
Research Scientist, Psychosocial and Community Health, UW School of Nursing
- Wayne C. McCormick, MPH, MD
Associate Professor, Geriatric Medicine, UW School of Medicine
How to earn contact hour credit
Each module is 1.5 contact hours and includes a lecture video, self-assessment post-test, and evaluation. To earn contact hours (1.5 per module), watch the lecture, complete the post-test, and submit the online evaluation. You may take the post-test as many times as needed to achieve the required score of 80%.
You may register for individual modules or for the entire series. For example, to earn 12 contact hours, register for 8 individual modules. If you need more contact hours or wish to access all the lectures in this course, register for the entire series. You may print a certificate at any time for the modules you have completed.
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, Washington State Residential Care Council Members and other interested professionals.
- Enhancing Quality of Life and Coping with Behavior Change
- Caring for Family Caregivers
- Understanding Family Dynamics in Dealing with Alzheimer's Disease
- Psychosis in Older Adults: The Antipsychotic Dilemma
- Bipolar Disorder in the Elderly
- Caregiving for Persons with Dementia
- Dementia: End of Life Symptom Management
- 15.00 Contact hours
- 3.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level