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Differentiating Dementias

The longer you’ve worked in healthcare - whatever the field - the more you’ve seen Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias take a toll on your patients. It’s important you can confidently spot the signs of normal vs. abnormal aging before it’s too late!
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Faculty:
Steven Atkinson
Duration:
2 Hours 57 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Oct 23, 2017

Description

The longer you’ve worked in healthcare - whatever the field - the more you’ve seen Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias take a toll on your patients. 

It’s important you can confidently spot the signs of normal vs. abnormal aging… before it’s too late!

In this care-changing video seminar, geriatric expert Steven Atkinson’s, PA-C, MS, will leave you with practical and insightful tips and tools you will put into practice the very next day!

  • Be the first on your unit to identify the critical signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
  • Put your patients and their families at ease with your knowledge of appropriate diagnostic tests and the ability to achieve an accurate diagnosis.
  • Learn effective interventions that promote positive communication between care-givers, loved ones, and your aging patient.

Healthcare professionals from across the country have trusted Steven’s dynamic teaching style, have learned from his real-life examples and decades of experience, and have been inspired by his passion for working with the elderly.

Join the dozens of nurses who have already elevated the care they provide to patients living with dementia. Get started today!

Handouts

Outline

  • Normal vs. Abnormal Aging
  • Types of Dementias
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease Dementia
  • Substance-Induced Neurocognitive Disorder

Faculty

Differentiating Dementias

Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS Related seminars and products: 18


Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS, is a Board-Certified Physician Assistant specializing in Geriatric Internal Medicine. He practices medicine in the greater Minneapolis area. In addition to his private practice, he has been on the faculty at the University of Utah since 1994 and has been involved in medicine for over 30 years.

Steven is the co-founder of Twin Cities Physicians, which serves older adults in nearly all levels of their care. He has presented nationally for over 15 years, primarily speaking about geriatric-related syndromes.

Steven is the author of Geriatric Pharmacology: The Principles of Practice & Clinical Recommendations, Second Edition (PESI, 2016) and also sits on several boards whose purpose is to elevate the level of care in medicine for the patients they serve. Steven has been described as a “dynamic” educator and one of the most engaging presenters around. Don’t miss him!

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Steven Atkinson is the founder and co-owner of Twin Cities Physicians; and owner of Mindful Geriatrics, LLC. He is an Adjunct Faculty at the University of Utah. Mr. Atkinson receives royalties as an author for PESI Publishing and Media. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Steven Atkinson has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.