90 minutes including a Q&A
• A certificate of completion
• The on-demand recording to watch at your convenience
• A handout in PDF format for viewing or self-printing
• Review psychopharmacological strategies to diminish the occurrence of behavioral problems in individuals with dementia.
• Review common behaviours associated with dementia types
• Understand psychopharmacological mechanism of actions to improve outcomes in geriatric adults
Pharmacotherapy is often the central intervention used to improve symptoms or delay the progression of dementia syndromes. The available agents vary with respect to their therapeutic actions, and are supported by varying levels of evidence for efficacy. This webinar will review the medications, their mechanism of action and affect on behaviour and health.
Who Should Attend?:
• Nurses Who Work With Geriatric Clients in Acute, Long Term, Ambulatory, & Community Settings
• Home Health Care Staff, Geriatric Day Staff
• Nurses in Transition Care, Mental Health Nurses, Neurology Nurses
• Physician Assistants, Medical Social Workers, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists
Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS
Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS, is a Board-Certified Physician Assistant specializing in Geriatric Internal Medicine. He practices medicine in the greater Minneapolis area. In addition to his private practice, he has been on the faculty at the University of Utah since 1994 and involved in medicine for over 30 years. Steven is the co-founder and co-owner of Twin Cities Physicians, which serves older adults in nearly all levels of their care. He has presented internationally for over 15 years, primarily speaking about geriatric-related syndromes. Steven is a published author and sits on several boards whose purpose is to elevate the level of care in medicine for the patients they serve. Steven has been described as a “dynamic” educator and one of the most engaging presenters around. Don’t miss him!