Online Education | Geriatric Healthcare 2019 | ADRD


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 January through March 2019 at the University of Washington.

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Contact Hour Credit

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

How to Earn Contact Hour Credit

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  4. Watch the recordings.
  5. Complete the evaluation. 
  6. Submit a Commitment to Change.
  7. Claim your credit.
  8. 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)


  1. Dementia | Stephen Thielke, MD, MSPH
  2. Frontline Tools: Delirium, Dementia and Depression | Emily Trittschuh, PhD
  3. Treatment of Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia | Piruz Huda, MN
  4. Deprescribing (Rx) | Stephen Thielke, MD, MSPH
  5. Driving and Dementia | Kristoffer Rhoads, PhD
  6. Overview of Dementia Diagnosis | Angela Hanson, MD
  7. Optimizing Safety and Well-Being for Cognitively Impaired Patients | Karen Clay, MSW, LICSW
  8. Community Resources for Dementia | Marigrace Becker, MSW and Allison Boll, MSW
  9. Elder Abuse, Neglect and Cognitive Impairment | Kris Fredrickson, MSW
  10. Healthy Brain Aging and Dementia Prevention | Emily Trittschuh, PhD

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.

Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 15.00 Contact hours
  • 1.50 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level

Planning Committee Members


Joan Riesland, MEd, BSN, RN

Lead Nurse Planner, Continuing Nursing Education, University of Washington School of Nursing


Barbara Cochrane, PhD, RN, FAAN

Professor and Interim Chair, Family and Child Nursing, de Tornyay Endowed Professor for Healthy Aging, University of Washington School of Nursing


Michael Vitiello, PhD

Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Nursing

Professional Credit
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Available Credit

  • 15.00 Contact hours
  • 1.50 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level


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