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The JSSA Training Institute presents:

At Wits End: Practical Strategies for Managing Challenging Behaviors in Older Adults
Presenter: Erin Vigne, RN, MA
9am-12:15pm; January 30, 2018

(3 continuing education credits)


This three-hour session will provide participants with practical ways to approach challenging behaviors in older adults, including a strategy for assessing behaviors, tips on motivating older adults to participate in their own care, and an understanding of the importance of optimizing function to one’s overall wellbeing. The session will include case studies and interactive activities to illustrate approaches.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe common behavioral and psychological symptoms of distress, including agitation, aggression, resistance to care, apathy/depression and sexually inappropriate behavior

  • Demonstrate the use of the “DICE” approach to assess behavior and guide responses

  • Discuss practical, non-pharmacological ways to address behavioral challenges of older adults with dementia and other cognitive impairment

  • Apply effective communication techniques to use with older adults with cognitive impairment

  • Explain strategies for identifying and assessing pain in older adults, and describe how pain may affect behavior

  • Discuss ways to motivate older adults to participate in their care

  • Recognize the role that function plays in overall health and demonstrate ways to optimize function in older adults

About the Presenter:

Erin Vigne has been an intervention nurse for Dr. Barbara Resnick and Dr. Elizabeth Galik at the University of Maryland School of Nursing for more than 6 years. She has taught and collaborated with the staff of countless assisted living facilities and nursing homes throughout Maryland as part of dissemination research studies funded mostly by the National Institutes of Health. The studies have focused on optimizing the function of older adults with dementia and/or other chronic diseases, and non-pharmacological approaches to decreasing the behavioral & psychological symptoms of dementia.

Erin has enjoyed older adults for as long as she can remember, and her close relationship with her grandparents (her Grandfather lived to be 106 years old) fostered her interest in healthy aging. After completing a degree in broadcast journalism, she earned a Master’s degree in gerontology from the acclaimed Leonard Davis School of Gerontology at the University of Southern California. She worked for the Merck Institute of Aging & Health in Washington, D.C., and then decided she wanted to understand more about the medical side of aging. This lead her to pursue a degree in nursing. Educating staff, patients and their family members is her favorite part of her work.

This is a training for behavioral health professionals.


CE Credits: Eligible for 3 CE credits

The Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) is authorized by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to sponsor Category 1 continuing education programs. The D.C. and Virginia Boards of Social Work usually recognize the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners’ approval. Please contact your state board for verification. JSSA maintains responsibility for this program.

JSSA is an approved sponsor of CE credits for psychologists in Maryland under the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. JSSA maintains responsibility for this program.

JSSA has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6457. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. JSSA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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In order to receive a certificate, registrants must attend the entire session.



Cancellation Policy for CE Training Programs

Please note: Refunds for JSSA’s 3-Hour CE training programs are provided 5 days prior to the training date. After that time, a credit can be issued if JSSA receives a registrant’s cancellation up to two business days prior to the training date. This credit can be applied towards a future 3-Hour CE training, symposium or post-graduate course up to one year from the issue date.

Please visit www.jssa.org/traininginstitute for complete information about JSSA Training Institute policies.


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