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The Use of Technology to Engage Persons with Dementia

This webinar (1.5 hrs) describes various technology and how it can improve the quality of life of older adults. It also discusses how to integrate these different technologies in the care of people living with dementia. Finally, the presenters discuss how to measure the impact and outcomes of the use of technology in older adult patients. Voice-narrated slides and the slides and text of the presentation are available.

Personality Disorders and Aging

This webinar (1.03 hrs) by Dr. Lindsey Slaughter discusses the importance of understanding personality disorders and how staff can effectively work with individuals affected by them. Challenges in the diagnosis and management are discussed. Narrated slides as well as the slides are available for download. A list of resources and answers to questions posed during the webinar are available.

Best Practices for Medication Management of Dementia-Related Behaviors

This webinar (1:15 hrs) by Drs. Lyons Hardy and Adam Rosenblatt discusses medication options and safety considerations in the management of dementia-related behaviors. They also discuss safety considerations when using medications to manage dementia-related behaviors. Current research is reviewed along with case studies illustrating the use of medications for challenging behaviors in dementia patients. Narrated slides as well as the slides along text of the presentation are available.

Opioid Use in Older Adults: The Double-Edged Sword

This webinar (1:28 hrs) by Drs. Ericka Crouse, Laura Morgan, and Jennifer Inker views physiological changes that may occur in older adults through opioid therapy. After watching this lecture, viewers are able to select the appropriate opioid therapy for older adults and discuss opioid misuse and management of opioid use disorder in older adults. Narrated slides as well as slides along with test of the presentationa are available for download. Questions posed during the webinar are answered on the site.

Tools for Screening, Identification, Referral, and Care Planning for People With Alzheimer’s Disease and Their Caregivers

This report describes screening tools that can be administered by people without clinical training to screen for Alzheimer's disease or other dementias. It also includes a needs assessment and referral tools that are available for use.

Elder Abuse: Warning Signs

This handout describes the types and warning signs of elder abuse, and discusses caregiver concerns. Resources and references are provided.

Elder Abuse: Clinician Reporting

This handout discusses clinician reporting guidelines regarding elder abuse. It also provides elder abuse resources and screening tools.

Discussing Cognitive Aging with Patients and Families

This handout defines cognitive aging, describes assessment instruments,and tips for promoting cognitive health and how to discuss the topic of cognitive health with patients and their families.

Differentiating Palliative Care and Hospice Care

This handout discusses how to differentiate between the need for palliative care versus hospice care in patients with a severe life-limiting illness.

Diarrhea and Fecal Incontinence

This handout reviews the diagnostic evaluation, treatment, and causes for diarrhea and fecal incontinence in older adults.