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Loving Dementia Care: Learn The Skills You Need to Succeed

February 23, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

UCSF Caregiving






4 Training Tuesdays in February: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  (1 CE each)

Registration Links at the end of each entry, below.

These hour-long webinars will be offered weekly through the month of February via Zoom and will be facilitated by members of the UCSF Memory and Aging Center (MAC) in partnership with the Institute on Aging. Sessions will be recorded and later made available through UCSF and IOA. These dementia-care webinars are intended for nursing, social work and other allied professionals working in healthcare and community settings caring for people with dementia.

Feb. 2, 2021   Heartbeat of Dementia Care and Hopeful Advances in Research

Presenters:  Serggio Lanata, MD, MS, UCSF Memory and Aging Center (MAC) Peter A. Ljubenkov,, MD, UCSF MAC


  • Identify at least three basic brain structures and functions
  • Describe at least three ways the brain changes with aging
  • Define the term “dementia” and describe at least three signs and symptoms associated with common causes of dementia
  • Provide an overview of the diagnostic process of a person with cognitive concerns
  • Provide a brief overview of aducanamab and the controversy around it
  • Identify three new areas of therapeutic research for neurodegenerative diseases

Register: https://ucsf.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XfJCE5URRP-nx9VJ6aU_dQ


Feb. 9, 2021   Embracing Cognitive Evaluation and Communicating With Care

Presenters: Alejandra Sanchez-Lopez, MD, UCSF MAC and Carly Miller, CCC-SLP, UCSF MAC


  • Describe cognitive domains and how they affect function and behavior
  • Apply at least three common tools for cognitive evaluation
  • Identify at least three factors that influence communication with persons with dementia
  • Practice at least five strategies to improve communication with persons with language deficits due to dementia

Register: https://ucsf.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MjKQzekSTgGHXwbga363gw


Feb. 16, 2021   Getting to the Heart of Behavior and Supporting Independence/Facilitating Engagement 

Presenters: Julio C. Rojas, MD, PhD, UCSF MAC; Amanda Dunbar, OTR/L, UCSF MAC; and Alison Moritz, Program Director, Enrichment Center, IOA


  • Introduce spectrum of behavior symptoms in dementia
  • Discuss at least two consequences of behavior symptoms
  • Outline a structured approach to assessment and management of behavior symptoms
  • Analyze at least two behavior case studies
  • Identify two signs that an activity is too challenging or too easy
  • Describe three ways to adapt activities as functional abilities decline in person with dementia
  • Discuss three approaches for engaging a person with dementia in an activity
  • List five shelter-in-place activity ideas

Register: https://ucsf.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RQmNhmMbRvOw5uGyDATl_w


Feb. 23, 2021   A Longitudinal Case of Compassionate Caregiving 

PresentersNhat Bui, RN, ANP and Mahnoor Allawala, UCSF MAC


  • Describe three stages of dementia
  • Identify at least one common need associated with each stage of dementia
  • Implement at least one useful strategy appropriate for each stage
  • Name at least one useful resource appropriate for each stage

Register: https://ucsf.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_w-g4VI7eRqCnEr5bfNABrg


February 23, 2021
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


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