Dementia: Assessing and Addressing Challenges

Meeting the needs of an individual diagnosed with dementia can be difficult for the caregiver, and frustrating for the individual who cannot easily express his or her needs. Without the communication skills they once possessed, these individuals can become easily frustrated and display challenging behaviors. Caregivers will understand and build the skills to appropriately address the needs of people with dementia.

At a glance

What: Dementia: Assessing and Addressing Challenges

When: Fri, Feb 9, 9am-3pm

Where: Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St., Madison, WI

Cost: $150

Continuing education credit: 5 hours (0.5 CEUs), 5 CECH (CHES) contact hours

Instructor: Tracy Schroepfer, MD

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For additional information, contact SUZANNA WATERS CASTILLO, MSSW, PhD: 608-263-3174

Mental Health and Older Adult Certificates Spring 2018
Approved CE hours for social workers, counselors, therapists, psychologists, and more


Learning objectives

  • To understand and explain how the person with dementia perceives caregiving requests
  • To identify and recognize psychosocial and physical triggers
  • To identify environmental cues that stimulate catastrophic responses
  • To explain and execute methods to prevent catastrophic responses
  • To identify medications that are safe and effective in treating a catastrophic response
  • To summarize caregiver behaviors that may lead to sudden outbursts

This seminar is designed to help you:

  • Identify the unique presentations of late-life anxiety
  • Explain how geriatric anxiety is co-morbid with depression
  • Describe how co-morbid medical conditions impact geriatric anxiety
  • Identify the best cognitive behavioral and psychotropic treatments
  • Utilize the course-specific information about polypharmacy and adverse reactions