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Registration for Aging in America 2012 Opens

Event Date: 
10.13.2011 (All day)
Time Zone: 
(GMT-10:00) Hawaii
Short Description: 

Registration opens for the 2012 Aging in America Conference to be held in Washington DC

Full Description: 

Aging in America, the 2012 Annual Conference of the American Society on Aging takes place March 28–April 1 in Washington, DC. The ASA Conference, with more than 3,000 attendees, is recognized as a showcase for programs and projects that can be replicated, a forum for policy discussion and advocacy, and a prime source of information on new research findings in aging. It is the largest gathering of a diverse, multidisciplinary community of professionals from the fields of aging, healthcare and education, along with business leaders from across the United States.

Cognitive Assessment in an Aging Population

Event Date: 
06.28.2011 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
Short Description: 

. This web seminar will examine specific needs of an aging population, as well as five major areas of cognition

Full Description: 

We are entering an era in which an increasing percentage of the US population will be older than retirement age. These older adults will bring a renewed focus to brain and body fitness, including access to quality medical screening and diagnosis.  Cognitive assessment is a critical component of both brain fitness and medical management, and proper assessment tools are essential. This web seminar will examine specific needs of an aging population, as well as five major areas of cognition. Available methods of cognitive assessment will be explored, along with the design of one of these methods: the Cognistat Assessment System.

Patient/Doctor Communication

Event Date: 
11.16.2011 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-06:00) Central Time
Short Description: 

Learn the importance of older adults having strong communication with their healthcare providers. This web seminar includes FREE CEUs.

Full Description: 

Learn the importance of older adults having strong communication with their healthcare providers, as well as the various legal forms and documents needed to assure one’s medical wishes will be met.

Senior Care Pharmacists in the Community Setting: Reducing Medication Risks and Improving Safe Medication Use

Event Date: 
08.25.2011 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-06:00) Central Time
Short Description: 

This web seminar focuses on community-based involvement of senior care pharmacists with the older adult client & the aging network professional.

Full Description: 

This web seminar focuses on community-based involvement of senior care pharmacists with both the older adult client and the aging network professional. Ways that a senior care pharmacist can work directly with older adults through individual medication consultations and use of specific screening tools will be covered. Benefits from the perspective of the senior service provider will be included, as well as tips and resources for identifying potential high-risk older adults.

How to Recognize and Reduce Medication-related Problems

Event Date: 
08.18.2011 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-06:00) Central Time
Short Description: 

This web seminar will present a logical and understandable discussion of MRPs, including their causes and outcomes, and risk reduction.

Full Description: 

While medications play a crucial role in the prevention, maintenance or cure of health conditions, they are frequently associated with medication-related problems (MRPs), including adverse reactions and interactions. Even when medications are used appropriately, the risk of MRP’s is greater in older than in younger adults, occurring whether the individual lives in assisted living, a nursing home or independently. This web seminar will present a logical and understandable discussion of MRPs, including their causes and outcomes, and will outline practical initiatives to reduce risk.

In-Home Care During a Recession

Event Date: 
08.17.2011 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-06:00) Central Time
Short Description: 

This Web Seminar offers FREE CEUS. Learn about less expensive housing options for older adults.

Full Description: 

Learn about less expensive housing options for older adults, while understanding the benefits and services provided by senior centers and adult day care centers. Finance options for care beyond traditional insurance coverage, as well as tips on how to create a team approach to providing care, will also be covered.

Medications and Older Adults: An Introduction to What Every Aging Network Professional Needs to Know

Event Date: 
08.11.2011 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-06:00) Central Time
Short Description: 

Aging professionals should have a basic understanding of medication-related problems. This webinar will offer a primer on the major points.

Full Description: 

Medications are one of the most important interventions in managing the health of older adults, but these same medications can also cause significant adverse effects. All professionals working in the aging network should have a basic understanding of common medication-related problems, and this web seminar will offer a primer on the major points.

Shepherds in the Valley of the Shadow: The Roles of Professional Chaplaincy in Long Term Care

Event Date: 
07.21.2011 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-06:00) Central Time
Short Description: 

This webinar will focus on various roles and responsibilities of professional chaplaincy in long-term care settings.

Full Description: 

This webinar will focus on various roles and responsibilities of professional chaplaincy in long-term care settings. In addition to discussing how chaplains can and should address the religious and spiritual needs of residents, especially in multi-cultural settings, it will also focus on how, as recognized “authority” figures, they contribute to improving the overall ethos of care in LTC facilities.

The Buddy Program ™ – Pairing First Year Medical Students and Persons with Early Stage Alzheimer’s

Event Date: 
06.30.2011 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-06:00) Central Time
Short Description: 

This web seminar will describe the development and step-by-step organization of The Buddy Program, share outcomes and lessons learned.

Full Description: 

The goal of The Buddy Program is to provide a mutually enriching experience for medical students and persons with early stage dementia. The Buddy Program also aims to strengthen the knowledge base and sensitivity of future physicians to the issues of aging and dementia, and to offer the person with dementia a mentorship opportunity. This web seminar will describe the development and step-by-step organization of the program, share outcomes and lessons learned, and how the The Buddy Program is currently being replicated at other medical schools.

Take Charge of Your Health Programs: Promoting Health in Diverse Communities Across Sectors and Silos

Event Date: 
06.23.2011 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-06:00) Central Time
Short Description: 

This web seminar will outline partnerships in urban and suburban communities reaching individuals of varying abilities, cultures and religion.

Full Description: 

Learn about the versatility of “Take Charge of Your Health,” Illinois’ Chronic Disease Self-Management program implementation among diverse partners. This web seminar will outline partnerships developed in urban and suburban communities reaching individuals of varying abilities, cultures and religions.

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