Conference to focus on dementia, advances in cancer care for the elderlyApril 1, 1998
The Wayne State University Continuing Education Program on Issues in Aging will be held May 18-20 at the Management Education Center in Troy.
The conference provides multidisciplinary education and training in geriatrics and gerontology for health and human service professionals, paying special attention to the needs of a diverse aging population. Topics include:
* May 18: Unlocking the Mysteries of Dementia
Participants will learn the latest findings from the acclaimed Nun Studies in which 700 nuns are the focus of studies relating to cognitive, physical and daily functioning abilities, and learn effective medical and psychosocial interventions for those with dementia. Workshops will teach how to reduce restraints in nursing homes, how to work with family caregivers and how the brain affects depression.
* May 19: Innovations in Clinical Gerontology Assessments and Interventions
This program will provide specific information on teaching compensatory strategies, effective family therapy and detection of dementia, depression and suicidal tendencies. Interventions with older problem drinkers and behavior management in the long-term care setting will be highlighted.
* May 20: Advances and Innovations in Cancer Care for the Elderly
The day will focus on the interventions and innovations that are being made in the field of cancer care and research, with special attention to how cancer affects the elderly and their families.
Continuing education credits are available for doctors, nurses, nursing home administrators, psychologists and social workers. One-day registration for the program is $95; two-day registration is $180; and three-day registration is$265.
For more details, call Janice Freytag in the WSU School of Medicine Division of Continuing Medical Education at (313) 577-1180 or e-mail email@example.com
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