Advancements in Geriatric Healthcare

The goal of this workshop is to enhance geriatric care by equipping healthcare professionals with knowledge and strategies to improve memory, address psychiatric disorders, and navigate considerations in Alzheimer’s treatment.

Join us for an event exploring aging, mental well-being, and Alzheimer's therapies. Experts will share strategies for successful aging, including nutrition, exercise, and stress reduction. Learn about under diagnosed psychiatric disorders in older adults and associated risk factors. Explore the new era of Alzheimer's treatments and healthcare professionals' evolving roles in patient access. Engage in discussions on biomarkers, genetic testing, and ethical considerations. Expand your expertise, refine your practice, and become empowered to make a positive impact in the lives of older adults, address mental health challenges, and navigate the dynamic landscape of Alzheimer's dementia therapies.

Learning Objectives
As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Design practical strategies for improving age-related memory decline and coping with stress associated with modern life.
2. Explain why psychiatric disorders are underdiagnosed and undertreated in older adult populations.
3. Discuss the ethical and societal considerations of the newest Alzheimer's treatments.

Target Audience: Health practitioners are the primary audience, including clinical psychologists, neuropsychologists, geropsychologists and social workers. 

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Price: $75 Member/Nonmember | $45 Trainee Member

Credit cannot be claimed for individual sessions - you must attend the full program to receive credit 

All times listed are Eastern Time  
Price: $75 Member| $95 Nonmember | $45 Trainee Member Credit cannot be claimed for individual sessions - you must attend the full program to receive credit All times listed are Eastern Time
6/23/2023 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Program Information

As people age, they are at increased risk for cognitive decline. The risk for developing a cognitive impairment disrupting independence is 10 percent by age 65 and older.  Although genetics contribute to dementia risk, for the average individual non-genetic factors, including healthy nutrition, stress management, and physical and mental exercise, have a greater impact on how long and how well people live. Stress management exercises, for example, can improve mood, cognition and life expectancy.  Memory training methods increase cognitive abilities rapidly and these benefits can be sustained for years.  The scientific evidence suggests that healthy lifestyle strategies may help people stave off the onset of dementia symptoms for several years.  This presentation will review the evidence connecting healthy lifestyles to successful aging and provide practical strategies for good nutrition, physical and mental exercise, weight management, and stress reduction to maintain brain health throughout life.
Program Information
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
6/23/2023 4:00 PM

Psychiatric disorders are often underdiagnosed and undertreated in older adult populations, leading to further functional and cognitive decline and disability. Diagnosing psychiatric disorders in older adults is complicated by the presence of chronic health conditions, acute medical illnesses, and health-related mobility limitations and disability. Furthermore, compared to younger adults, older adults are less likely to report mental health symptoms due to stigma, misattribution of symptoms, and internalized ageism, and they are more likely to seek treatment for distress in primary care and or a medical setting rather than in a specialty mental health clinic. This presentation will highlight the complex nature of assessing and diagnosing psychiatric disorders in older adults and risk factors that should be considered in the context of psychopathology in late life.
Program Information
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
6/23/2023 5:00 PM

The New Era of Alzheimer’s Dementia Therapies Requires Healthcare Professionals to Play a Critical New Role in Patient Access: Since 1906, when Alois Alzheimer described the disease, Alzheimer’s treatment has had two eras: the palliative care era and the symptomatic medication era. A new third era of disease modifying treatments is now coming available to patients, requiring health care professionals to shift their ways of working. Neuropsychologists, geriatricians, primary care healthcare professionals and specialty memory clinics now must pivot in how patient education, diagnosis, clinical care and family support services are provided. Recent advances in diagnostic biomarkers, genetic testing, passive digital monitoring and popular for-profit brain-health products create opportunities and challenges for navigating the new landscape. Complex societal and ethical considerations are also emerging in this new era, requiring dementia clinicians to become educated and lend their expertise to the current dialo
Program Information
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6/23/2023 6:00 PM

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