Diagnosing Dementia: Doing So Effectively for Patients, Families and Society
By: George Schoephoerster, MD, Geriatrician
Handout-Diagnosing Dementia-3 per page Handout-Diagnosing Dementia-1 per page
There is a upcoming influx of aging Minnesotans at risk for the development of dementia. There has been demonstrated benefit to early diagnosis and appropriate management for the individual with the disease, their family, and society as a whole. This webinar will review those benefits and discuss the infrastructure that needs to be developed in society and the health care system to be able to carry out that task. The potential structures and benefits of a Dementia Resource Center in central Minnesota will be discussed.
Best Practices for Cognitive Screening & Dementia Care Planning
By: Terry R Barclay, PhD, LP and Michelle Barclay, MA
Handout – MGS Webinar 10.27.16 Link to Act on Alzheimer’s Resources
Handout – Mini Cog Form Handout – ACT Care Coordination Practice Tool
Over 89,000 Minnesotans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s disease today and that number is expected to more than double in the next 20 years. Despite the growing prevalence of the disease and the potential for poor outcomes, less than half of people with Alzheimer’s ever receive a diagnosis and most are not provided with early disease education or information regarding appropriate support services and care options.
This session will provide care coordinators, social workers, nurses and other professionals with the most important strategies and recommendations to use when working with clients with dementia to optimize their function, support health, and promote better outcomes.