All workshops are held from 2:00 - 4:30 p.m. at the Country Inn & Suites, 1100 Danby Road (Route 96B), Ithaca, NY.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Research and Treatment Updates for Alzheimer's Disease
Presenter: Frederick Marshall, M.D., University of Rochester Medical Center, School of Medicine and Dentistry
The Alzheimer’s epidemic will directly impact health and aging services professionals and make it increasingly important for them to stay current on cutting-edge information about the disease. Dr. Frederick Marshall will discuss recent updates on research and treatment for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and provide information that can be used to improve care in residential and community-based settings.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Handling Stress in a Rapidly Changing Environment
Presenter: Francis Battisti, Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer, State University of New York Distinguished Service Professor, Broome Community College
Change is everywhere! It’s a typical part of life, but questions about the rapidly emerging changes in Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act can cause stress for older people, their caregivers, and the professionals who support them. In this workshop, noted speaker, Francis Battisti, Ph.D., LCSW, BCD, will provide health and aging services practitioners with practical and helpful strategies and tips on how to understand and handle the stress that often comes with change.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Behavioral Interventions for Depression in Cognitively Impaired Elders
Presenter: Cassandra Bransford, Associate Professor, Department of Social Work and Director of Applied Clinical Research, Southern Tier Center on Aging, State University of New York at Binghamton
Mental health is a big concern for people who work with older adults. Cassandra Bransford, Ph.D., M.S.W., will share insights from her research on depression in older adults with cognitive impairments. The workshop will examine specific theories of mental health and teach participants how to turn them into practical applications for behavioral interventions in health and human services work settings.