Live Courses

Comprehensive Dementia

ASHA CEUs: 2.2 or 22 hours

This three day conference is for speech language pathologists who have their CCC and/or CFY and have initial knowledge/skill in the treatment/management of dementia. In a year-long speech language pathologist (SLP) Survey done by the Speech Team, Inc., a workshop on dementia assessment and treatment/management was requested by a 3 to 1 margin. In response to these requests, Comprehensive Dementia has been developed for the SLP who works with dementia patients and who wants to understand their role in the management of dementia.

Comprehensive Dementia is a full scope workshop which provides the speech language pathologist with a deep knowledge base of their role in the assessment and treatment/management of their dementia patients.

In this workshop, dementia assessment and treatment/management skills taught and utilitzed in participant classroom sessions. Three interactive classrooms with one-on-one guidance will train the speech language pathologist on formal and informal state-of-the-art tools for the development of a "continuum of care management program" for the dementia patient. The attendee will be provided with and trained on a "Functional Maintenance Program" paper system which they can take and utilize in their SNF/ALF/outpatient daycare environments.

Course Goals

  • Determine dementia stages and behaviors associated with the dementia patient
  • Develop appropriate functional maintenance programs and Care Plans for the dementia patient
  • Determine and differentiate appropriate tools for dementia assessment and treatment management
  • Medicare and OBRA guideline mandates for dementia assessment and treatment/management programs
  • Participate in demonstration classrooms: assessment, treatment/management, documentation, summarize pharmacological principles affecting dementia management

Course Schedule

Day 1

12:30 - 1:00 Registration and refreshments
1:00 - 3:00 The Medical Basis of Dementia
3:00 - 3:15 Break
3:15 - 4:45 The Medical Basis of Dementia (cont.)
4:45 - 6:00 The Legal Basis of Dementia
6:00 - 6:45 Dinner
6:45 - 9:30 The Legal Basis of Dementia (cont.)

Day 2

7:30 - 8:00 Breakfast
8:00 - 9:30 Drugs and Dementia
9:30 - 9:45 Break
9:45 - 11:45 Communication Assessment of the Alzheimer's Patient
11:45 - 12:30 Lunch
12:30 - 2:00 Communication Assessment of the Alzheimer's Patient
2:00 - 2:15 Break
2:15 - 4:15 Communications TX/Management
4:15 - 5:45 Communication FMP/Care Plan Classroom

Day 3

7:30 - 8:00 Breakfast
8:00 - 10:00 Dysphagia Evaluation and the Alzheimer's Patient
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 -12:00 Dysphagia TX/Management
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 3:15 Dysphagia FMP/Care Plan Classroom