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Working With Clients with Dementia

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University of Saint Francis

Doermer Health Science Bldg, Room 156 A/B

2701 Spring Street

Fort Wayne, IN Indiana

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INSTRUCTOR:

WILLIAM H. STAPLES PT, DPT, DHSc: Dr. Staples is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy (GCS) and Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults (CEEAA). He is an Associate Professor with tenue for the entry-level DPT Program at the Krannert School of Physical Therapy, University of Indianapolis. Bill is author of Geriatric Physical Therapy: A Case Study Approach, published by McGraw-Hill, 2016, and former two-term president of the APTA Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy (formerly Section on Geriatrics).

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Participants build upon their experiences with geriatric clients as they explore the special biopsychosocial, cultural, legal and health care system issues related to dementia care. Dementia is a syndrome, not a disease. This course explores the different types of dementia. Dementia is a group of symptoms that affects mental cognitive tasks such as memory and reasoning. Dementia is an umbrella term that Alzheimer's disease can fall under. It can occur due to a variety of conditions, the most common of which is Alzheimer's disease. Medical interventions (pharmacology) offers minimal improvement of symptoms. Exercise has many known benefits, including reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, strengthening the bones and muscles and reducing stress. Exercise may also improve memory, reasoning, judgment and thinking skills (cognitive function) for people with mild Alzheimer's disease or mild cognitive impairment. Lecture, lab and case studies are used.

Participants will earn 7.0 contact hours. Upon completion of the course, certificates of attendance will be provided to all participants. The 7.0 contact hours qualify for continuing competence requirements for Indiana PTs and PTAs, OTRs and COTAs.

AUDIENCE: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants; Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants and other Healthcare Professionals Course Capacity: 75

COURSE FEE: Course fee includes continental breakfast and course handouts.

$125 for PTs and PTAs, OTRs and COTAs and other Healthcare Professionals

$100 for USF PTA Clinical Instructors*

$25 for PT, OTR, PTA and COTA students (limit 10; additional students will be placed on a waitlist)

*USF PTA Clinical Instructor is defined as the PT or PTA responsible for the clinical experiences of a USF PTA student. This is verified by the Clinical Instructor's signature on the USF Clinical Education I or II Assessment Form or on the CPI form for Clinical Education III or IV.

CANCELLATIONS:

  • A processing fee of $25 will be applied to cancellations made prior to April 8, 2019

  • After April 8 a 50% registration refund will be given.

COURSE SCHEDULE:

  • 8:00 - 8:30 - Registration and light breakfast
  • 8:30 - 10:15 - Lecture, Videos, Funtional Screening Tools
  • 10:15 - 10:30 - Break
  • 10:30 - 12:00 - Lecture, Videos
  • 12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch On Your Own
  • 1:00 - 2:30 - Lecture, Discussion, Videos, Communication Skills
  • 2:30 - 2:45 - Break
  • 2:45 - 4:45 - Lecture, Discussion, Intervention Skills
  • 4:45 - 5:00 - Questions, Post-Test

Registration Deadline: Monday, April 8, 2019

For questions or concerns, please contact Beth Shutt, bshutt@sf.edu, Mary Kay Solon, mksolon@sf.edu or Michelle Hoffman, mhoffman@sf.edu .

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