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The Rising Tide of Alzheimers

November 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Rising Tide of Alzheimer’s Disease

A free workshop brought to you by Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care, Senior Care Live! and The University of Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Center for health care professionals and family & friend caregivers. 3 CE credits for Nursing and Social Work.

Registration 8:30 am with complimentary continental breakfast

Program 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

The Future of Alzheimer’s Disease: Developing Innovative Models of Care(1.5 CE credits)

Nationally and here in Kansas City, the health care field is struggling to provide optimal care to the growing population of people affected by Alzheimer’s. As the United States’ population ages, Alzheimer’s is poised to become a national crisis, socially, medically and financially. There is currently no proven cure or treatment to delay its progression. One way to stop Alzheimer’s is to prevent it in the first place. Leading the prevention field in Alzheimer’s disease is The University of Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Center, one of only 31 nationally designated centers by the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health. Join us to learn about the latest advances and research into improved diagnoses, care, and educational resources for Alzheimer’s disease patients presented by Jeffrey Burns, MD, MS, co-director of the KU Alzheimer’s Disease Center.

  • Objectives:
  • Describe current advances in diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Describe current trends in treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Describe current resources including research projects, MyAlliance and LEAP!

The Conversation Project: Advance Care Planning for Families and Loved Ones of People With Alzheimer’s Disease or Other Forms of Dementia (1 CE Credit)

There is no single way that people with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia think about or react to their symptoms. But most are far more aware than we think. Many, perhaps most, experiencing cognitive decline become frightened. Without a trusted confidant, they may feel extraordinarily vulnerable. Having the conversation about care, especially care at the end of life, isn’t an intrusion or unkind. On the contrary, it may be the most intimate way to promise your loved one that you will be there for them. By listening carefully and respectfully, you share their worries and promise that even when they lose the capacity to make decisions, you will be their voice. You will respect them and their wishes. They will not disappear. presented by Judy Waechter RN, CRRN Clinical Liaison Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care

  • Objectives:
  • Give an example of conversation tactics to promote effective advance care planning communication with a person with dementia .
  • Demonstrate use of the Where I Stand scales.
The Kansas Board of Nursing approves Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care as a provider of continuing nursing education. This course is approved for 3 contact hour(s) for RN/LPN relicensure by the Kansas State Board of Nursing Approved Provider #LT0118-0916 and the Missouri Department of Professional Registration State Committee for Social Work.

Venue

Matt Ross Community Center
8101 Marty
Overland Park, KS 66204 United States
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