The Elephant in the Room: Sensitive Subjects in Dementia Care
People with Alzheimer’s disease and their families are confronted with unique psychosocial challenges that can cause a great deal of anxiety if left unaddressed. It can be difficult for families and providers to know when and how to address sensitive topics such as driving risk, intimacy, and end-of-life care. The 28th Annual Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference, “The Elephant in the Room: Sensitive Subjects in Dementia Care,” shed light on the real challenges faced by those living with Alzheimer’s disease in an effort to reduce stigma and facilitate conversation among families and health care providers.
The Annual Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference was hosted by the UC Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND) in partnership with Alzheimer’s Orange County. Reaching a diverse audience of over 400 clinicians, researchers, students, aging-services providers, and caregivers, the conference brought together nationally renowned researchers to address our nation’s progress in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), Alzheimer’s Orange County, Provider #CEP 14757, for 5 contact hours. Course meets the qualifications for 5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS), CAMFT CE Provider #134760. Pending approval from the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) for 5 hours of continuing education units for RCFE Administrators, Alzheimer’s Orange County Vendor #2000147-740-2. Pending approval by the Nursing Home Administrator Program (NHAP) for 5 hours of continuing education credit – NHAP #CEP 1776.
For additional information about Alzheimer’s Orange County’s 2017 Research Conference continuing education policies, including accommodations for a disability, reporting a grievance, requesting a refund and certificates of completion, click here.