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Presentations for Your Review

Below is a list of WAI-hosted slide and/or video presentations. Programs listed below are not-for-credit, but we invite you to watch them as they may be helpful to you in your practice.

 

Alzheimer's Disease Diagnosis and Management: What's New and What's True

Presented by: Piero Antuono, MD, FAAN

Date/venue: Building Applied Skills in Dementia Care, 11/2/17, Concourse Hotel, Madison, WI

Learning objectives: Identify new Alzheimer’s disease subtypes and the challenges in the differential diagnosis of non-Alzheimer’s disease dementias. Address the emerging evidence related to life styles prevention as well as management of advanced disease.

 

Patterns of Cognitive Impairment in Dementia

Presented by: Lindsay Clark, PhD

Date/venue: Building Applied Skills in Dementia Care, 11/2/17, Concourse Hotel, Madison, WI

Learning objectives: Describe assessment methods and neuropsychological impairments observed in Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia syndromes. Discuss challenges in differential diagnosis including reversible conditions that mimic dementia and factors that may influence cognitive test performance.

 

Managing Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD)

Presented by: Lisa Boyle, MD, MPH

Date/venue: Building Applied Skills in Dementia Care, 11/2/17, Concourse Hotel, Madison, WI

Learning objectives: Review the approach for evaluation of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). Discuss strategies to manage problem behaviors in dementia.

 

Atypical and Rapidly Progressive Dementias

Presented by: Jeffrey Gelfand, MD, MAS, FAAN

Date/venue: WAI's 15th Annual Alzheimer's Disease Update, 11/3/17, Concourse Hotel, Madison, WI

Learning objectives: Review the differential diagnosis and develop a diagnostic approach for patients with rapidly progressive dementia. Identify clinical and imaging features that increase the likelihood of an “atypical” cause of dementia.


Current and Future Strategies in Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment and Prevention

Presented by: Mary Sano, PhD

Date/venue: WAI's 15th Annual Alzheimer's Disease Update, 11/3/17, Concourse Hotel, Madison, WI

Learning objectives: Describe prominent research to treatments for Alzheimer’s disease symptoms and pathology. Present the state of the science on prevention of dementia.


Will a Driverless Ms. Daisy Make Fitness-to-Drive Obsolete?

Presented by: David Carr, MD

Date/venue: WAI's 15th Annual Alzheimer's Disease Update, 11/3/17, Concourse Hotel, Madison, WI

Learning objectives: Discuss the spectrum and impact of neurodegenerative disease on driving in older adults. Identify evidenced-based fi tness to drive approaches in patients with dementia.


Neighborhood Disadvantage and Transitional Care for Persons with Dementia

Presented by: Amy Kind, MD, PhD

Date/venue: WAI's 15th Annual Alzheimer's Disease Update, 11/3/17, Concourse Hotel, Madison, WI

Learning objectives: Recognize the influence of neighborhood disadvantage on health, particularly for persons with dementia. Identify tools for improving care transitions for dementia populations in low resource settings.


Addressing Dementia Syndromes in Native American Communities

Presented by: Bruce Finke, MD

Date/venue: WAI's 15th Annual Alzheimer's Disease Update, 11/3/17, Concourse Hotel, Madison, WI

Learning objectives: Discuss cultural and health system factors in the development and delivery of services for individuals with dementia syndromes in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Discuss strategies to adapt language for communication about dementia syndromes in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.


Building Community Partners to Develop Culturally Appropriate Dementia Care Interventions

Presented by: Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, PhD

Date/venue: WAI's 15th Annual Alzheimer's Disease Update, 11/3/17, Concourse Hotel, Madison, WI

Learning objectives: Identify barriers to inclusion in dementia care interventions for both the researcher and the participant. Discuss the aging population and cultural diversity.

 

Transforming Alzheimer's Research and Clinical Care: What is My Role

Presented by: Cindy Carlsson, MD

Date/venue: UW Deparment of Medicine Grand Rounds, 12/16/16

 

Diagnosis and Management of Alzheimer’s Disease and other Dementias

Presented by: Susanne Seeger, MD

Date/venue: Alzheimer's Disease Update PreIntensive, 11/17/16, Concourse Hotel, Madison WI

Learning objective: Describe the criteria for the clinical diagnosis and management of Alzheimer’s and non-Alzheimer’s dementia.

 

Optimizing Communication Strategies in People with Dementia

Presented by: Lindsey Byom, PhD, CF-SLP and Kimberly Mueller, MS, CCC-SLP

Date/venue: Alzheimer's Disease Update PreIntensive, 11/17/16, Concourse Hotel, Madison WI

Learning objective: Identify the functional communication characteristics and common communication problems of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. Describe strategies that caregivers may use to improve interactions with these individuals.

 

Behavioral Management of Persons with Alzheimer's Disease

Presented by: Art Walaszek, MD

Date/venue: Alzheimer's Disease Update PreIntensive, 11/17/16, Concourse Hotel, Madison WI

Learning objective: Develop an approach to the assessment and management of patients with behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia that includes psychosocial interventions as primary and psychotropic medications as secondary

 

Management of Agitation in Dementia: 2016 Update

Presented by: Constantine Lyketsos, MD, MHS, FAPM, DFAPA

Date/venue: Alzheimer's Disease Update, 11/18/16, Concourse Hotel, Madison WI

Learning objective: Review current thinking describing causes and emerging pharmacological approaches for agitation in dementia.

 

Mechanisms of Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Alzheimer’s Disease and Cognitive Aging

Presented by: Jennifer Manly, PhD

Date/venue: Alzheimer's Disease Update, 11/18/16, Concourse Hotel, Madison WI

Learning objective: Discuss the challenges of identification of cognitive impairment and dementia among ethnic minority older adults particularly in the context of racial and ethnic disparities in Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive aging.

 

Sleep Disturbances and Neurocognitive Consequences: An Update

Presented by: Steven Barczi, MD, FAASM

Date/venue: Alzheimer's Disease Update, 11/18/16, Concourse Hotel, Madison WI

Learning objective: Identify several evidence-based approaches for enhancing sleep in patients afflicted with dementia and other cognitive disorders.

 

Preventing Falls in Older Adults with Dementia

Presented by: Jane Mahoney, MD

Date/venue: Alzheimer's Disease Update, 11/18/16, Concourse Hotel, Madison WI

Learning objective: Discuss causes of falls, strategies to prevent falls and benefits of preventing falls in people with dementia.

 

Detection of Cognitive Impairment in Diverse Populations and Communities

Presented by: James Galvin, MD, MPH

Date/venue: Alzheimer's Disease Update, 11/18/16, Concourse Hotel, Madison WI

Learning objective: Explore key components of dementia screening programs and review cultural differences in perception of cognitive impairment and symptom presentation.

 

Designing Systems of Care for Older Adults with Alzheimer’s Disease

Presented by: Christopher Callahan, MD

Date/venue: Alzheimer's Disease Update, 11/18/16, Concourse Hotel, Madison WI

Learning objective: Describe the current diagnosis and treatment recommendations for Alzheimer’s disease and discuss barriers and facilitators to disseminating new models of care.

 

Assessment of Dementia in Individuals with Intellectual Disability

Presented by: Gregory D. Prichett, PsyD

Date/venue: WAI Fall Clinic Meeting, 11/19/16, Concourse Hotel, Madison WI

Learning objectives: Describe the clinical manifestations of Alzheimer Disease Dementia in individuals with Intellectual Disability with an emphasis on Down syndrome; provide an overview of the Baseline Assessment Model and its application to the diagnosis of dementia in Intellectual Disability; and review cognitive and functional assessment measures appropriate for use with adults with Intellectual Disability.

 

Diagnosis and Management of Lewy Body Dementias

Presented by: Karen Marder, MD, PhD

Date/venue: Alzheimer's Disease Annual Update, 11/13/15, Concourse Hotel, Madison WI

Learning objective: Identify pathological characteristics and diagnostic criteria of Lewy Body dementias and describe management strategies to use for patients experiencing compromised motor function with dementing disorders.

 

The Role of Positive Affect on Health and Coping

Presented by: Jennifer Merrilees, PhD, RN

Date/venue: Alzheimer's Disease Annual Update, 11/13/15, Concourse Hotel, Madison WI

Learning objective: Explain the association of positive and negative affect on health outcomes and the role they play in the coping process.

 

Primary Progressive Aphasia: A Language-Based Dementia
Presented by: Sandra Weintraub, PhD

Date/venue: Alzheimer's Disease Annual Update, 11/13/15, Concourse Hotel, Madison WI

Learning objective: Discuss the diagnostic criteria and expected neuro-imaging and neuro-pathology
associations for primary progressive aphasia and its subtypes.

 

The CARE Pathway Model for Dementia: Psychosocial and Rehabilitative Strategies for Persons with Dementia
Presented by: Darby Morhardt, PhD, LCSW

Date/venue: Alzheimer's Disease Annual Update, 11/13/15, Concourse Hotel, Madison WI

Learning objective: Explain how dementia symptoms can manifest differently for each individual and understand how to convert neuropsych testing into a tailored intervention plan focused on an individual’s abilities and strengths.

 

Ethical Issues in Clinical Practice: Determining the Capacity for Safe and Independent Living in Your Elderly Patients
Presented by: Ursula Braun, MD, MPH

Date/venue: Alzheimer's Disease Annual Update, 11/13/15, Concourse Hotel, Madison WI

Learning objective: Define areas of capacity and the methods of comprehensive evaluation for safe and independent living.

 

Assessing Older Adult Cognitive Dysfunction in the Emergency Department: Emergency Medicine Research in 2015 and the Next Steps
Presented by: Chris Carpenter, MD

Date/venue: Alzheimer's Disease Annual Update, 11/13/15, Concourse Hotel, Madison WI

Learning objective: Explain current validated and endorsed instruments to efficiently assess for dementia and delirium in the Emergency Department.

 

Making Sense of Senescience: Understanding and Evaluating Early Cognitive Change

Presented by Jason Kanz, PhD, ABPP

Date/venue: Preintensive for Other Health Care Providers, 11/12/15, Concourse Hotel, Madison WI

Learning objective: Apply a multi-step process to assess an individual’s medical and psychosocial contributions to their psychological and behavioral symptoms of dementia.

 

Dementias from the Clinic to Neuropathology-part 1

Dementias from the Clinic to Neuropathology-part 2

Presented by Piero Antuono, MD

Date/venue: Preintensive for Advanced Health Care Providers. 11/12/15. Concourse Hotel, Madison, WI.

Learning objective: Understand normal patterns of cognitive aging, differentiate them from clinical conditions and be able to explain contemporary methods of evaluating memory complaints in clinical practice.

 

The Wisconsin Idea in Action: Research, Outreach, and Strategies to Enhance Brain Health

Presented by Kate Kowalski, MSSW, Rebecca Koscik, PhD and Kimberly Mueller, MS CCC-SLP

Date/venue: Fox Valley Tech College, 2/11/15, Appleton, WI

Using information gleaned from the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute’s landmark study, the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention (WRAP), the largest and longest-running longitudinal study of adult children of parents with Alzheimer’s disease in the country, we describe a number of key findings that indicate that improving modifiable lifestyle and health risk factors may positively impact a person’s brain health and cognitive resilience.  We also offer techniques drawn from Solution-Focused Brief Therapy to help participants make small, yet meaningful, positive lifestyle changes that may serve to optimize brain health. 

 

Neurobiology of Aging and Dementia

Presented by Sterling Johnson, PhD

Date/venue: Intensive Course for Physicians, Physician Assistants and Advanced Practice Nurses, 11/6/14, Madison, WI

Length: Approximately 1 hour

Learning objectives: Describe changes in brain pathology and structure that occur with aging and the dementias and how those changes impact cognition; and explain the role of imaging in research and clinical practice for characterizing the dementias.

 

Differential Diagnosis of Dementia: Case Vignettes Illustrating the Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease and Non-Alzheimer’s Dementias

Presented by Susanne Seeger, MD

Date/venue: Intensive Course for Physicians, Physician Assistants and Advanced Practice Nurses, 11/6/14, Madison, WI

Length: Approximately 1 hour

Intended audience: primary care physicians, psychologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers and other interested health professionals who diagnose, treat and manage Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders in diverse populations.

Learning objectives: Describe the criteria for the clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and non-Alzheimer’s dementias; and discuss the utility of laboratory and imaging studies in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and non-Alzheimer’s dementias.

 

Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network and the Secondary Prevention of Alzheimer Disease
Presented by John Morris, MD

Date/venue: Alzheimer's Disease Annual Update 2014, 11/7/14, Madison, WI

Length: Approximately 35 minutes

Intended audience: primary care physicians, psychologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers and other interested health professionals who diagnose, treat and manage Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders in diverse populations.

Learning objective: Discuss the rationale for new efforts to initiate anti-Alzheimer therapies in cognitively normal persons who are at elevated risk for developing Alzheimer disease dementia.

 

An Advanced Dementia Consult Service: Integrating Clinical Care and Education
Presented by Angela Catic, MD

Date/venue: Alzheimer's Disease Annual Update 2014, 11/7/14, Madison, WI

Intended audience: primary care physicians, psychologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers and other int erested health professionals who diagnose, treat and manage Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders in diverse populations.

Length: Approximately 1 hour

Learning objective: Describe how to implement a dementia consult service for improving patient outcomes and family education for their institution.

 

Anesthesia, Surgery and Dementia
Presented by Kirk Hogan, MD, JD

Date/venue: Alzheimer's Disease Annual Update 2014, 11/7/14, Madison, WI

Intended audience: primary care physicians, psychologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers and other interested health professionals who diagnose, treat and manage Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders in diverse populations.

Length: Approximately 1 hour

Learning objectives: Explain to patients and caregivers that anesthesia and surgery may hasten the onset and progression of dementia in the elderly; and understand best practices of informed consent and pre-operative options for controlling cognitive risks.

 

Diabetes and the Risk of Dementia
Presented by Michal Beeri, PhD

Date/venue: Alzheimer's Disease Annual Update 2014, 11/7/14, Madison, WI

Intended audience: primary care physicians, psychologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers and other interested health professionals who diagnose, treat and manage Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders in diverse populations.

Length: Approximately 1 hour

Learning objective: Identify the characteristics related to type 2 diabetes that are associated with increased risk of dementia and understand possible reasons for the failure of current clinical trials using diabetes medications to treat dementia.

 

A Fit Brain is a Healthy Brain                                           
Presented by Dane Cook, PhD

Date/venue: Alzheimer's Disease Annual Update 2014, 11/7/14, Madison, WI

Intended audience: primary care physicians, psychologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers and other interested health professionals who diagnose, treat and manage Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders in diverse populations.

Length: Approximately 35 minutes

Learning objective: Recognize the importance of a physically active lifestyle for cognitive function and overall brain health.

 

Chronic Effects of Repetitive Concussion: Lessons Learned from Sports Concussion

Presented by Michael McCrea, PhD

Date/venue: Alzheimer's Disease Annual Update 2014, 11/7/14, Madison, WI

Intended audience: primary care physicians, psychologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers and other interested health professionals who diagnose, treat and manage Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders in diverse populations.

Length: Approximately 1 hour

Learning objectives: Review the current evidence linking repetitive concussion or head impact exposure and chronic risks including neurodegenerative disease; and report future directions in research and prevention.

 

New Approaches to the Prevention and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease
Presented by Suzanne Craft, PhD

Date/venue: Alzheimer's Disease Annual Update 2013, 11/8/13, Madison, WI

Length: Approximately 1 hour

Learing objective: Identify the role of metabolic factors in Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis.


Caregivers: What Do We Know and How Can We Help?
Presented by Kenneth Robbins, MD, MPH

Date/venue: Alzheimer's Disease Annual Update 2013, 11/8/13, Madison, WI

Length: Approximately 1 hour

Learing objective: Describe common personal issues faced by caregivers and how health professionals can help manage these issues.

 

The Vascular Dementias: Horses and Zebras
Presented by Diane Book, MD

Date/venue: Alzheimer's Disease Annual Update 2013, 11/8/13, Madison, WI

Length: Approximately 1 hour

Learing objective: Recognize the clinical presentations in vascular dementias, including CADASIL, distinct from primary degenerative dementias.

 

Transitional Care: Bridging the Gaps of a Fragmented Health System for Vulnerable Elderly Patients
Presented by Amy Kind, MD, PhD

Date/venue: Alzheimer's Disease Annual Update 2013, 11/8/13, Madison, WI

Length: Approximately 1 hour

Learing objective: Recognize how education-based transitional services decrease rehospitalization and how effective communication lies at the core of safe transitions between hospital and home.

 

Problem Behaviors in Dementia: Non-Pharmacological Behavioral Interventions
Presented by Peggy Szwabo, PhD

Date/venue: Alzheimer's Disease Annual Update 2013, 11/8/13, Madison, WI

Length: Approximately 1 hour

Learing objectives: Identify triggers, including medical and psychosocial contributors to behavioral problems in persons with dementia; and plan non-pharmacological interventions for managing common behavioral problems in persons with dementia.

 

Medication Management of the Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia
Presented by Art Walaszek, MD

Date/venue: Alzheimer's Disease Annual Update 2013, 11/8/13, Madison, WI

Length: Approximately 1 hour

Learing objective: Develop individualized medical management plans for patients experiencing behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.

 

Differential Diagnosis of Dementia: A Case Study Analysis

Presented by Christopher Koeppl, MD

Date/venue: NP/PA Dementia Update, 9/23/2011, Rothschild, WI

Length: Approximately 1 hour

Intendended audience: nurse practitioners/advanced practice nurses and physician assistants who diagnose, treat and manage Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders in diverse populations.

Learning objective: Recognize the various causes, indications, assessments, and treatments of differential diagnosis of dementia.

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A Guided Tour of the Brain: Understanding the Functional Neuroanatomy
of Dementia

Presented by Jason Kanz, PhD

Date/venue: NP/PA Dementia Update, 9/23/2011, Rothschild, WI

Length: Approximately 1 hour

Intendended audience: nurse practitioners/advanced practice nurses and physician assistants who diagnose, treat and manage Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders in diverse populations.

Learning objective: Develop a better understanding of functional neuroanatomy – the relationship between certain behaviors, particularly dementia, and neuroanatomical structures.

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When Behaviors Become Difficult: A Non-Pharmacological Approach

Presented by Philomena Poole, RN, GNP-C

Date/venue: NP/PA Dementia Update, 9/23/2011, Rothschild, WI

Length: Approximately 1 hour

Intendended audience: nurse practitioners/advanced practice nurses and physician assistants who diagnose, treat and manage Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders in diverse populations.

Learning objective: Identify why difficult behavior occurs, be able to assist in gathering information relating to problem behaviors and describe non-pharmacologic interventions for management of difficult behaviors in persons with dementia.

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Medications: The Dark Side

Presented by Robert Smith, MD

Date/venue: NP/PA Dementia Update, 9/23/2011, Rothschild, WI

Length: Approximately 1 hour

Intendended audience: nurse practitioners/advanced practice nurses and physician assistants who diagnose, treat and manage Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders in diverse populations.

Learning objective: Recognize the ways in which medications may affect cognition, assess the potential for medication side effects and plan for the evaluation and treatment of these issues.

NOTE: In order to play this video, you need to have the free VLC Media Player

 

Importance of Early Recognition

Presented by Mark Sager, MD

Date: 2012

Length: 50 minutes

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Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease: Importance of Early Detection & Cognitive Screening

Presented by Asenath LaRue, PhD

Date/venue: Presentation to UW School of Medicine and Public Health Internal Medicine Student Interest Group, 11/6/2012

Length: 50 minutes


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