The Many Faces of Dementia, Alzheimer’s and other Memory Care Diseases

Presenter: Ulysses Akridge, CSW, CDP, CALA
Sponsor: Longtree & Associates, a Long Term Care Seminar and Consulting Firm
Date: October 4, 2018
Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: Waters Edge Health Care & Rehab, Trenton, NJ
3.0 CE SW, RN

Course Description:
Social workers and other health care professionals are called upon to serve an ever-increasing volume of patients presenting with some form of dementia, whether due to impairments such as Alzheimer’s Disease, or due to brain injury. This course examines myriad aspects of dementia and identifies assessment tools to help the professional distinguish between dementia, delirium and depression. This course is designed for Social Workers, RNs and other professionals who work with the elderly in the long term care setting.

Course Objectives

  1. Explain the disease concept of brain injury and different forms of dementia
  2. Identify the possible underlying factors in memory impairment diseases
  3. Identify the differences between dementia, delirium and depression

This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards – ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #13. Course # 1093 from 11/08/2016 to 11/08/2018. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): General social work 3.0. Method of delivery: Face to Face. Level of Practice: Beginning to Intermediate.

Longtree and Associates, provider #1208, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association for Social Work Boards (ASWB) through the Approved Continuing Education Program. Longtree and Associates maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 03/20/2017 – 03/20/2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 3.0 continuing education clock hours.

Provider approved by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number (CEP) 15796, for 3.0 contact hours. Valid until June 20, 2019.

Your presenter, Ulysses Akridge, is a Certified Dementia Practitioner, Certified Social Worker and a Certified Assisting Living Administrator. He combines his dementia care background and long-term care social work expertise with assisted living executive management experience to advocate for and support elders with memory and other lifecare challenges.

There is no fee for this program. If you have questions or concerns about the course content, references, content evaluation, grievances, registration, facilities, special accommodations, course administration or if you want more information on social work continuing education units, please contact Laurie Loughney at Longtree & Associates, LLC at 848-218-1320 or at Attendees who complete this course, sign in and out, and complete a course evaluation will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance on that date.

Objectives Content Time Frame Presenter Teaching Method
1.Explain the disease concept of brain injury and different forms of dementia Overview of Memory Care Diseases
• Brain injury
• Dementias
• Alzheimer’s Disease
• Stroke-induced cognitive impairments
• 7 reversible dementia diseases

Introduction of Assessment Tools
• Mini Mental Test
• Dementia Stages Test
• Community Life Interest Screening

1.5 hours Laurie Loughney, BA, LNHA, CALA, CSW, CDP, AHM Lecture Handouts of Clinical Assessment
BREAK BREAK 15 minutes
2. Identify the possible
underlying factors in
memory impairment
• Diseases and brain injuries that cause dementias
• Medical overview of brain scans of the impaired
45 minutes Laurie Loughney Lecture, PowerPoint, group discussion
3. Identify the differences between dementia, delirium and depression • Risk Factors for delirium and dementia
• Delirium versus Dementia Checklist
• Depression in Elderly Overview – Signs and symptoms that differentiate from memory care issues
45 minutes Laurie Loughney Lecture, PowerPoint