Flavors of Dementia
Simply stated, persons living with dementia suffer. Frau Auguste, the first person diagnosed with what is now known as Alzheimer’s disease, came to the attention of Dr. Alzheimer in the early 1900s due to persecutory delusions, hallucinations, screaming, and other neuropsychiatric symptoms. Similarly, it is behavioral and psychological symptoms that routinely cause suffering for individuals with dementia, as well those who care for and about them. The focus of this training is the management of neuropsychiatric symptoms that frequently accompany neurocognitive disorders, such as Alzheimer’s, Lewy body dementia, Parkinson’s, vascular-related, and frontotemporal lobe dementias. We will discuss diagnostic criteria, etiology, and treatment considerations, with emphasis on management of neuropsychiatric symptoms, in an effort to relieve suffering. 3 FREE CE’s for Social Workers, Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists in Oregon and Washington.
Susan Rose PhD, NP
Susan Saboe Rose PhD, NP is a gerontologist for Legacy Medical Group. Dr Rose started her career as a research scientist at the VA, where she studied adjustment to catastrophic events in vulnerable populations. Her previous research has included interdisciplinary interventions to help veterans adjust to life-changing illness, evaluation of health outcomes in geriatric rehabilitation, health service utilization in chronic spinal cord injury, interdisciplinary case management interventions, and agitation in elders with dementia. Dr. Rose serves as faculty for Project ECHO, which is a collaborative of OHSU, DHS, Oregon Health Authority, and Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network. In the past, she served as faculty for the former Picker Institute at Harvard University. Dr Rose currently provides cognitive evaluation and clinical consultations for Legacy Medical Group at Salmon Creek and Good Samaritan.
Friday, August 2, 2019 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Royal Oaks Country Club 8917 NE Fourth Plain Blvd Vancouver, WA 98662
Questions? Call Larisa Klein at 360.869.0119