Heather McKay, PhD, OT/L, dementia care specialist, will present Understanding the Three D's: Dementia, Delirium and Depression." Awareness of the "three Ds" and a willingness to investigate a variety of causes will facilitate improved treatment of outcome for any patient with confusion or an altered mental status.
Knowledge of the differences between the three conditions can lead to early detection and treatment, improving life for the individual, their caregivers and the professionals supporting them.
Heather's expertise will engage attendees through clinical story-telling and interactive opportunities. By the end of this program, participants will be able to:
~Distinguish between dementia, delirium and depression
~Recognize signs and symptoms
~Identify common scenarios in which combinations may occur
~Explain why people need a thorough evaluation
~Take the appropriate actions to connect families and individuals to evaluations and resources if dementia, delirium or depression are suspected
Join us Wednesday, March 31 from 1pm - 2:30pm EST (please note time zone)
RN, LPN, SW (except NY) and Certified Case Managers will receive 1.5 continuing education credit.
If you have any questions, please contact the proctor of the event Stephanie Wierzbicka at email@example.com