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Educational Webinar for CE Credit

Posted by Brian Shevel on 25 June 2015

Toronto, Canada, June 25, 2015 - Home Care Assistance Toronto/York Region (www.HomeCareAssistance.com), a premier provider of in-home care for seniors, is announcing the hosting of an hour-long educational webinar, "Dementia Examined: Exploring Approaches for Treatment," for CE credit.

Led by Patricia Spilman, Senior Staff Scientist and specialist in Alzheimer's disease research and drug development at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, the webinar will provide an overview of the diagnostic criteria for dementia with an emphasis on the cognitive, behavioral and emotional issues that accompany the various forms of the disorder (e.g., Alzheimer's disease, Lewy body disease, etc.).

Spilman will also discuss current treatments, both pharmacological and non-pharmacological, available for individuals with any form of dementia. Scientific studies will also be presented concerning neuroplasticity and the manner in which engagement in specific activities, or interventions, can promote structural and physiological changes in the brain that may in turn increase functioning and enhance quality of life.

"We are very pleased to offer this webinar to healthcare professionals who work closely with older adults," Spilman states. "Pharmacological interventions have been and continue to be the first-line treatment for chronic dementia. But recent research based on the concept of neuroplasticity suggests that various non-pharmacological interventions may be of substantial benefit for many people with this condition."

This CE course is offered free to all registrants as part of Home Care Assistance's mission to change the way the world ages, along with their commitment to community education around topics related to aging and wellness. This webinar is the ideal opportunity for professionals from a wide spectrum of fields, ranging from social workers, to nurses, to care managers, and many more, to earn one CE credit while simultaneously gaining valuable information that will be beneficial in advancing their careers and strengthening their patient relationships.

By the end of the presentation, webinar attendees will be able to:

  • Describe different forms of dementia and associated cognitive, psychological, and behavioral symptoms
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to dementia intervention
  • Understand neuroplasticity and how specific activities may promote physiological changes in the brain that result in improved function and increased quality of life

"We are offering this complimentary webinar as a way to thank the many health and senior care professionals with whom we work throughout North America," said Kathryn Zakskorn, Director of Franchise Marketing for Home Care Assistance. "Like our franchise owners, operators and caregivers, these professionals go above and beyond to support older adults in their communities, so this is the least we can do to give back."

The CE credit is available if the healthcare professional is licensed in a field or profession from one of the boards listed below. Professionals who are not sure whether their state board will accept this CE credit should contact the organization before registering:

-Social Work (NASW)
-Nursing (CA Board of Registered Nursing)
-Case Management (CCMC)

In order to receive one hour of CE credit, healthcare professionals must attend the full webinar, complete an evaluation, and score 80% or higher on the post-test. The post-test must be completed by 5:00 p.m. P.T. or 8:00 p.m. E.T. on Wednesday, July 15th, 2015. Attendees who pass will receive their certificates via e-mail.

Home Care Assistance is the leading provider of home care for seniors across the United States and Canada. For more information about Home Care Assistance or the upcoming webinar visit www.HomeCareAssistance.com or call 1-866-454-8346. To register for the webinar visit www.HomeCareAssistance.com/cewebinar.

Brian ShevelAuthor: Brian Shevel
About: I am originally from South Africa from a small city called Bloemfontein. After I completed my education, I went to work with my late-father who had a wholesale business selling clothes and shoes to retail stores around the country. I was in the business till I left for Canada in 1993. In Canada, I have run several businesses in a variety of industries. Although I experienced success, I missed helping people. I learned from my parents that helping seniors was important to their well-being and of great value to the community. Volunteer work remains a priority in my life. I am a past president of Bnai Brith and serve on many other committees.
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