Alzheimer's Disease Education:
OkGEC needs assessments typically show that 40%-50% of respondents seek professional education on dementia care and other aspects of cognitive impairment. To address this request, the OkGEC is adding a special focus on care of persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.
Work on this topic began July 1, 2012 and will align the OkGEC with the recently legislated National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA). The outcomes of our work will be (1) a health provider workforce in Oklahoma better prepared to care for its older population with Alzheimer’s disease and (2) an education community better prepared to teach health professional trainees about the needs of older individuals with dementia and their informal caregivers.
We will be working with you to:
1. Conduct community needs assessments regarding Alzheimer’s education,
2. Conduct new face-to-face and self-learning activities that focus on AD and other dementias, and
3. Infuse AD-specific content into existing training opportunities statewide.
One example of an exciting new activity is distribution and training on a “Dementia Simulation Kit” throughout Oklahoma. The materials will help health care providers experience certain aspects of cognitive impairment.
A three-Part Webinar Series on "Ethics":
This series is a perfect source of ethics continuing education for Social Workers in Oklahoma seeking approved CE. Three 1-hour webinars are available:
Joe Langley: Health Care Ethics
Irving Faught: Elder Investment Fraud and Financial Exploitation (EIFFE)
Jane Carney: Ethical Lines and Spaces - Professional Boundaries in Work With Older Adults
Reynolds Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence: Fifth Annual Interdisciplinary Translational Science Institute
Summer Geriatric Institute - 2013!
July 25, 26, 2013
Samis Education Center on OUHSC campus.
Brochure and Registration Form
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