Home Care Assistance Fairfield Offers Dementia Webinar for CE Credit

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Home Care Assistance will be hosting an educational webinar on dementia interventions for CE credit led by Buck Institute’s Patricia Spilman, Senior Staff Scientist, on Wednesday, July 8th at 1:00PM Eastern

“Dementia Examined: Exploring Approaches for Treatment”

“Dementia Examined: Exploring Approaches for Treatment”

“We are very pleased to offer this webinar to healthcare professionals who work closely with older adults,” said Patricia Spilman, Senior Staff Scientist and presenter.

Home Care Assistance Fairfield, a premier provider of in-home care for seniors, is hosting an hour-long educational webinar, “Dementia Examined: Exploring Approaches for Treatment”, for CE credit. Led by Patricia Spilman, Senior Staff Scientist and specialist in Alzheimer’s disease research and drug development at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, the webinar will provide an overview of the diagnostic criteria for dementia with an emphasis on the cognitive, behavioral and emotional issues that accompany the various forms of the disorder. Patricia Spilman will also discuss current treatments, both pharmacological and non-pharmacological, available for individuals with any form of dementia. Scientific studies will also be presented concerning neuroplasticity and the manner in which engagement in specific activities, or interventions, can promote structural and physiological changes in the brain that may in turn increase functioning and enhance quality of life. To register for the webinar, please visit http://www.HomeCareAssistance.com/cewebinar.

“We are very pleased to offer this webinar to healthcare professionals who work closely with older adults,” said Patricia Spilman, Senior Staff Scientist and presenter. “Pharmacological interventions have been and continue to be the first-line treatment for chronic dementia, but recent research based on the concept of neuroplasticity suggests that various non-pharmacological interventions may be of substantial benefit for many people with this condition.”

This CE course is offered free to all registrants as part of Home Care Assistance’s mission to change the way the world ages and commitment to community education around topics related to aging and wellness. This webinar is the ideal opportunity for professionals from a wide spectrum of fields, ranging from social workers to nurses to care managers and many more, to earn one CE credit while simultaneously gaining valuable information that will be beneficial in advancing their careers and strengthening their patient relationships.

By the end of the presentation, webinar attendees will be able to:

  • Describe different forms of dementia (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body disease, etc.) and associated cognitive, psychological and behavioral symptoms
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to dementia intervention
  • Understand neuroplasticity and how specific activities may promote physiological changes in the brain that result in improved function and increased quality of life

“We are offering this complimentary webinar as a way to thank the many health and senior care professionals with whom we work in Connecticut,” said Erik Gans, President of Home Care Assistance Fairfield. “Like our caregivers, these professionals go above and beyond to support older adults in their communities, so this is the least we can do to give back.”

The CE credit is available if the healthcare professional is licensed in a field or profession from one of the boards listed below. Professionals who are not sure whether their state board will accept this CE credit should contact the organization before registering:

  • Social Work (NASW)
  • Nursing (CA Board of Registered Nursing)
  • Case Management (CCMC)

In order to receive one hour of CE credit, healthcare professionals must attend the full webinar, complete an evaluation and score 80% or higher on the post-test. The post-test must be completed by 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern on Wednesday, July 15th, 2015. Attendees who pass will receive their certificates via email.

For more information about Home Care Assistance Fairfield or the upcoming webinar, please visit http://www.HomeCareAssistanceFairfield.com or call 203-955-1915. Home Care Assistance Fairfield is located at 1300 Post Road in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Home Care Assistance is the leading provider of home care for seniors across the United States and Canada. Our mission is to change the way the world ages. We provide older adults with quality care that enables them to live happier, healthier lives at home. Our services are distinguished by the caliber of our caregivers, the responsiveness of our staff and our expertise in Live-In care. We embrace a positive, balanced approach to aging centered on the evolving needs of older adults. A 2015 Franchise500® and Inc. 5000 Company, Home Care Assistance has received numerous industry awards including Entrepreneur’s Fastest-Growing Franchises and Franchise Business Review’s Top 50. Home Care Assistance is also the exclusive provider of the Cognitive Therapeutics Method™, a one-on-one cognitive activities program administered in the home. For more information about Home Care Assistance or our services including the Cognitive Therapeutics Method™, visit homecareassistance.com or cognitivetherapeutics.com.

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