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Teaching and Learning to Care - Training for Caregivers in Long Term Care:

Please visit the following link to find online modules for the purposes of training caregivers on the geriatric topics of falls, pressure ulcers, adverse drug events, cognitive loss, behavior in dementia, palliative care, continence, pain, and oral health.

Training Materials - Modules



Dementia Training Materials

The following non-508-compliant educational materials were developed as part of the GEC Dementia Supplement Grant.


Dementia in Clinical Practice

Presenter:

Mary Ann Forciea, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine/University of Pennsylvania

File type: PowerPoint

Dr. Forciea presented Dementia in Clinical Practice on March 2, 2015 to chaplaincy residents at the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania. The presentation includes brief explanations of the types of dementias as well as an overview of cognitive impairment and dementia.



Alzheimer's Disease in 2015: Can Practice Be Improved?

Presenter:

Mary Ann Forciea, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine/University of Pennsylvania

File type: PowerPoint

Dr. Forciea presented Alzheimer's Disease in 2015: Can Practice Be Improved? on February 17,2015 as part one of a three-part webinar series titled, Current Medical and Rehab Management of Patients with Dementia. The webinar series was co-Sponsored by the University of the Sciences and the Geriatric Education Center of Greater Philadelphia.



Dementia in Patients with Intellectual Disabilities

Presenter:

Mary Ann Forciea, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine/University of Pennsylvania

File type: PowerPoint

Dr. Forciea presented Dementia in Patients with Intellectual Disabilities on December 12, 2014 at Geriatric Grand Rounds at the Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.

 

Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of Dementia in Older Adults

Presenter:

Joel E. Streim, MD
Professor of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine/University of Pennsylvania & PhiladelphiaVA Medical Center

File type: PowerPoint

Dr. Streim presented Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of Dementia in Older Adults on October 1, 2014 at the 2014 Philadelphia Corporation for Aging Regional Conference.

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The following non-508-compliant educational materials were developed as part of the GEC Dementia Supplement Grant. 508-compliant versions of these materials can be found on the Health Resources and Services Administration's website.

 

When It's Not Dementia: Other Conditions That Impair Cognitive Performance

Presenters:

Christine Bradway, PhD, RN
Associate Professor of Gerontological Nursing, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Joel E. Streim, MD
Professor of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine/University of Pennsylvania & PhiladelphiaVA Medical Center

File type: PowerPoint

Drs. Bradway and Streim presented When It’s Not Dementia: Other Conditions That Impair Cognitive Performance at the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging's 2012 regional conference.


Paying for Dementia Care

Presenter:

Mary Ann Forciea, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine/University of Pennsylvania

File type: PowerPoint

Dr. Forciea presented Paying for Dementia Care at the Interprofessional Geriatric Education and Practice Institute held on June 4, 2012 at Thomas Jefferson University. This educational offering was co-sponsored by the Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware Geriatric Education Center and the Geriatric Education Center of Greater Philadelphia. The focus of this half-day seminar was “Solving Challenges in Dementia Care.”

Dementia and Aging

Presenter:

Steven Huege, M.D
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

File type: PowerPoint

Dr. Huege presented Dementia and Aging at the Interprofessional Geriatric Education and Practice Institute held on June 4, 2012 at Thomas Jefferson University. This educational offering was co-sponsored by the Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware Geriatric Education Center and the Geriatric Education Center of Greater Philadelphia. The focus of this half-day seminar was “Solving Challenges in Dementia Care.”

 

Making Sense of Behavioral Symptoms in Nursing Home Residents: Alternatives to Antipsychotic Drug Use

Presenter:

Joel E. Streim, MD
Professor of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine/University of Pennsylvania & Philadelphia VA Medical Center

File type: PowerPoint

Dr. Streim presented Making Sense of Behavioral Symptoms in Nursing Home Residents: Alternatives to Antipsychotic Drug Use on a webinar that was held on February 20, 2012. The Geriatric Education Center of Greater Philadelphia worked with the Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware Geriatric Education Center (EPaD-GEC) and Quality Insights of Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia-area Quality Improvement Organization. Emily R. Hajjar, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, CGP, of the EPaD-GEC presented Appropriate vs. Unnecessary Antipsychotic Drug Use as part of this webinar.

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The following list was curated in the summer of 2015 to be used by home health aides who care for elderly clients with dementia.


MyWay Caregiving YouTube Reminders
For Patients with Dementia
Recommended by the Geriatric Education Center of Greater Philadelphia, August 2015


FOR A COMPLETE REVIEW:

Red Cross video on personal care

This 23 minute video goes over a complete routine of morning care from brushing teeth to clipping nails.


FOR TIPS ON BATHING:

Bathing & Dressing (Caregiver College Video Series)

This 6 minute video is an excellent quick review.

Or

Bathing a patient with dementia/Alzheimer's

This short video by Teepa Snow gives great advice on reassurance prior to bathing confused clients

 

FOR TIPS ON TRANSFERRING A CLIENT WHO CANNOT MOVE AROUND ON HER OWN:

Ch. 1: Transfer Skills (Caregiver College Video Series)


Tips and instructions on how to use gravity and leverage to assist you when lifting or transferring a client who has limited mobility.

 

FOR TIPS ON USE OF THE TOILET WITH A CONFUSED CLIENT:

Ch. 5: Toileting & Incontinence (Caregiver College Video Series)

This 5 minute video is thorough and easy to understand.

 

FOR TIPS ON MANAGING DIFFICULT BEHAVIORS:

Ch. 6: Behavioral Issues (Caregiver College Video Series)

The video reminds us about redirecting confused patients as a tool.

 

All videos accessed August 2015

 

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The following list was curated in the summer of 2015 to be used by family caregivers who care for elderly clients with dementia.

GEC Alzheimer’s Supplement

Family Caregiver resources for financial planning and management

September 2015

 

Financial planning for patients and families is an essential component of living with dementia.  The Geriatric Education Center of Greater Philadelphia has developed an annotated list of resources which may be helpful:

1. National Institute on Aging: Legal and Financial Planning for People with Alzheimers

Working with the Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center( ADEAR), the National Institute on Aging has created an easy to understand guide to legal terms you are likely to encounter.  They include links to sites for more specific information

 

2. Alzheimer’s Association: Planning ahead, legal plans for persons with Alzheimer’s Disease

This is an excellent step-by-step guide.  It includes clear summary boxes of important information.  Paired with #1, this is an excellent place to start.

 

3. Alzheimer’s Association: Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Patients

This document includes summary short videos of actual patients, then goes on to describe elements of financial planning.

 

4. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

This is the Federal Agency charged with protecting against financial abuse of elders.  The site links to several publications about the recognition and protection from financial abuse.