Elderwerks and Transitions Hospice has put together a week-long learning continuing education on dementia topics during lunch. Choose the days you'd like to attend. The cost is $5.00 per CE event or a total of $25 for the week. This replaces our annual McHenry Dementia Conference held the second Wednesday in October. Please RSVP to 847-462-0885 or email@example.com.
Monday, October 5th 12pm-1pm The Importance of Human Connection and Dementia Presented by Chris Petrik, RN Attendees will learn about connecting through music, eye contact, helping people laugh and connect with those who are more difficult to connect with.
Tuesday, October 6th 12pm-1pm Palliative Care of the Dementia Patient Presented by Dr. Kuljit Kapur Learn how palliative care can assist in choosing the best treatment options for someone with dementia.
Wednesday, October 7th 12pm-1pm Ethical Communication and the Legal Ramifications of Working With a Person Who Does Not Have Full Cognition Presented by Attorney Nancie Dorjath Learn about who can sign legal documents, when documents cannot be signed and why preparing for your future now is so important.
Thursday, October 8th 12pm-1pm Psychological and Neuropsychological Assessment during COVID Presented by Dr. Joshua LaVigne The presentation will outline how mental health assessments (psychological and neuropsychological) during the time of COVID are able to be conducted while minimizing risk of COVID transmission to the patient, staff, and others. Discussion includes the ethical imperative of continued assessment while discussing the new risks involved, and hot to address those new risks. Participants will be introduced to elements of a mock assessment to better understand the experience of undergoing a telehealth assessment.
Friday, October 9th 12pm-1pm Responding to Patients’ Questions about Clinical Trials Presented by Michael Pessman Providing professionals with information about the design of clinical trials, the advantages and disadvantages of participation, and ways in which participants rights are protected.