ExpiredRecognizing and Responding to Signs of Brain Change in Clients

  • April 21, 2021
    9:00 am - 10:00 am

Recognizing and Responding to Signs of Brain Change in Clients

the Alliance is partnering with the Minnesota HomeCare Association to bring you this webinar.


1.Describe several common brain changes that occur in Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia
a. List the differences between normal and not-normal aging
2.List several techniques that can be used to improve communication with someone living with dementia
a. Identify environmental, time use, and verbal interactions to improve client safety

BETH A. D. NOLAN, Ph.D., Director of Research and Policy, Lead PAC Speaker, Positive Approach to Care
Beth A. D. Nolan, Ph.D. is from Positive Approach® to Care (PAC), a training and advocacy organization offering techniques used by professionals and families working or living with dementia and other brain changes. Dr. Nolan received her Ph.D. in applied gerontology from the University of Kansas, holds master’s degrees in Human Development and in Applied Behavior Analysis, and completed her post-doctoral training in geriatric psychiatry at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA. She completed her internship with the National Academy of Social Insurance at the Gerontological Society of America’s public policy institute, the National Academy on an Aging Society. As an Assistant Professor and the Senior Associate Director for the Evaluation Institute at the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health, she worked with a variety of human services agencies to translate and implement evidence-based programs for behavioral health, criminal justice, medicine, and senior living.  Dr. Nolan now serves as the Director of Research and Policy, and is a Lead Mentor and Trainer at PAC, where she works to help move caregivers to become care partners.

You will be sent the recording link following the presentation and it will be available for 1 week following the webinar. The webinar format allows a concise and low-cost format plus the additional bonus of having access to the materials for 1 week and provides additional flexibility to ensure you have an opportunity to access the information. There is a limit of 100 attendees that can listen to the “live” webinar so, if you want to attend “live” please plan to login early or on time. A recording of the webinar will be made available to all attendees. The cost is per agency.

Minnesota HomeCare Association is approved as a provider of Continuing Education Credits by the Minnesota State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for 1.0 contact hour. It is the responsibility of the participant to assure that this program meets the licensing and continuing education requirements of their state board and to retain the required documents in his/her personal file. Attendees must participate in the entire presentation in order for contact hours to be awarded – partial credit will not be available.  To apply for nursing contact hours, within one week following webinar participation, a completed sign-in sheet and evaluations from each individual must be returned to MHCA.  Certificates will then be issued by e-mail.

Registrations may be shared between employees –registration includes agency access to the webinar. The handouts will be emailed to you to the email address you provide. Please feel free to provide an additional email address as a backup.

Cancellations must be in writing and received by Wendy Berg on or before Thursday, April 15, 2021 to receive a refund less a $25 cancellation fee (per registration). No refunds for cancellations made after the cancellation deadline or for no-shows.

Handouts, evaluation forms, sign-in sheets and related materials will be sent to you shortly before the program to the email address you provide.

Registration Deadline: April 19, 2021

Member: $99.00
Non-Member: $159.00

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