Successful Telehealth Visits: From The Experiences of People Living With Dementia
From AgingME and the Dementia Action Alliance. Hear directly from people living with dementia on what works best for them when they use telehealth.
Importance of a Dementia Diagnosis
From AgingME and the Dementia Action Alliance. Hear directly from people living with dementia and their care partners about receiving their diagnosis.
Did You Know? Tips for Health Professionals Working With People Living With Dementia
On The Mark consultants are experts on living with dementia. They spoke with tutors at the National Digital Equity Center on what helps them when meeting with others. The tips that came out of the meeting are helpful for all professionals working with people living with dementia. Many of the tips are related to video calls making them particularly relevant to telehealth or virtual programs. Watch clips of the meeting to hear directly from those living with dementia.
Using Medications Wisely
Session 4 of the Dementia Reconsidered Series
Presented by Susan Wehry, MD with special guest Sydney P. Springer, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCGP
This session reviews current pharmacologic approaches to the care of persons with dementia, with a special focus on the use and misuse of antipsychotic medications. It includes a review of successful non-pharmacologic approaches to distress-signal behaviors and a discussion of why reducing antipsychotic prescribing to people with dementia remains so important. Deprescribing protocols will be made available.
Compassion, Not Control
Session 3 of the Dementia Reconsidered Series
Few rights are held more dearly than the right to self-determination and few fears are more troubling than fear of the loss of this autonomy in the face of diminishing capacity.
In this engaging presentation, Dr. Susan Wehry makes the case for a client-centered approach to shared and supported decision-making that optimizes the client’s (and family’s) abilities and improves quality of life outcomes for persons living with disabilities, including dementia.
Health Literacy Training
This quick, 20-minute overview from expert Sue Stableford, MPH, MSB, introduces a topic of vital importance in medicine and public health – clear communication. You will learn what health literacy is and what research tells us about the literacy and health literacy skills of American adults. The stark limit of those skills, especially for older adults, drives the need to use plain language and other evidence-based techniques to address communication challenges. The external environment, including needs to engage patients, provide safe and equitable care, and manage the bottom line support stronger focus on best communication practices. Hopefully, this brief program will encourage you to use learn more and take action.
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Transitioning to Telehealth: Experience of a Geriatric Psychiatry Clinic
Transitioning to Telehealth: Experience of a Geriatric Psychiatry Clinic is a 38-minute video presentation and Q&A provided by Clifford Singer MD, Chief of Geriatric Mental Health and Neuropsychiatry at Northern Light Acadia Hospital in Bangor, Maine. Dr. Singer discusses Northern Light Acadia Hospital’s Geriatric Neuropsychiatry Program and Mood and Memory Clinic’s telehealth journey as they transitioned their outpatient clinic to telehealth capability. Discussion points include; the pandemic as an impetus, migration to a nearly remote practice using Zoom, informed consent, benefits, challenges and lessons learned. This presentation is followed by commonly asked questions and answers facilitated by Judith A. Metcalf Associate Director, AgingME Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine.
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Terry Fay-Babcock AgingME GWEP Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org