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Interprofessional Webinar Series:
An 86-year-old woman with moderate dementia, sundowning and a concerned family caregiver

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Date and Time: March 28, 2019, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM ET (Live)

Location: Online at http://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

Speaker
Speaker Name and Title:
Mara Lugassy, MD
Senior Hospice Physician
MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care

Purpose: The purpose of this webinar is to review the management of sundowning and sleep disturbance in dementia and to identify resources for patient and caregiver support.

Objectives:

  1. Develop an approach to assessment and management of sundowning in dementia patients
  2. Describe interventions for sleep disorders commonly associated with dementia
  3. Identify support services for patients and caregivers in advancing dementia

Why Do I Need to Know This?
Sundowning and sleep disorders in dementia are a frequent source of both patient and caregiver distress. Ability to appropriately assess and manage these problems is important to providing effective care as dementia progresses through the moderate and advanced stages.

Target Audience:  Nursing administrators and managers, nurses, social workers, and healthcare coaches

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Social workers:  successful completion of a posttest (80% passing grade)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Nurses: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0242.

 

Fees:
Individual:  $15 (includes CE certificate)
Group:  $95 (includes unlimited CE certificates)

Note to Groups:
If you plan to attend as a group, the group facilitator should register for the webinar. After registering, group facilitators will receive detailed email instructions on how to process CE credits for group attendees. Please email PalliativeInstitute@MJHS.org or call (212) 649-5500 with additional questions.

Attending by Smartphone:
No dial-in (i.e., listen only) connections are permitted for CE credit. To attend by phone, download and install the GoToWebinar App from the Apple Store or Google Play.

System Requirements for Computers and Mobile Devices:
https://support.logmeininc.com/gotowebinar/system-check-attendee

Disclosures:
Mara Lugassy, MD, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Faculty and Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support.

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA