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Dementia Care Management: Partnering with Families in Primary Care and Hospital Settings

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Start : 10:00 AM Pacific
End : 11:00 AM Pacific

Presented by ASA's Healthcare and Aging Network (HAN)

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Includes Complimentary CEUs for ASA Members and paid non-member registrants 

There is untapped potential for improving medical outcomes and reducing hospitalization rates in people with dementia. One way is to proactively involve people with dementia and their caregivers in specialized care management services that address their healthcare and psychosocial needs. In this web seminar, you will learn about the risks of hospitalization for people with dementia, best practices for dementia care management in primary care and hospital settings and ways to engage caregivers on the healthcare team.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • Identify at least three risks of hospitalization to the person with dementia;
  • Describe the role of managing dementia care in primary care and hospital settings, in relation to improved outcomes and reduction of hospitalization or rehospitalization rates;
  • Name at least three key components of a successful care transition from hospital to homecare or nursing home care for people with dementia; and,
  • Identify at least three strategies for partnering with caregivers in primary care and hospital settings.

Presenter:

Cordula Dick-Muehlke, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who has dedicated the past 30 years to bettering the lives of people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families. In March 2014 she founded Cordula Cares, which provides a wide range of consulting services, helping organizations and professionals develop, implement and research ways to enhance care for people with dementia. The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America recognized Dick-Muehlke as the 2011 Dementia Care Professional of the Year, and she holds appointments with the Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders, and the Division of Geriatrics at the University of California Irvine. 

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