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January 8 – March 12, 2019
Online via University of Washington
Interactive Virtual Classroom
Sponsored in Alaska by the Alaska Training Cooperative and the Alaska Center for Rural Health & Health Workforce – Alaska AHEC, HRSA Grant #U77HP23073

All seminars will be held Tuesdays 3:00-4:30pm Alaska Time
1/8 Dementia
Stephen Thielke, MD, MSPH
Professor, Medicine / Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

1/15 Differential Diagnosis of Dementia, Delirium, and Depression
Emily Trittschuh, PhD
Associate Professor, Medicine / Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

1/22 Treatment of Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia
Piruz Huda, MN, Huda NP, PLLC

1/29 Pharmacotherapy & Deprescribing (Rx)
Stephen Thielke, MD, MSPH
Professor, Medicine / Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

2/5 Driving and Dementia
Kristoffer Rhoads, PhD
Neuropsychologist, Associate Professor, Medicine / Neurology

2/12 Early Detection and Management of Cognitive Change in Primary Care
Angela Hanson, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine / Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine

2/19 Optimizing Safety and Well-Being for the Cognitively Impaired Patient in Primary Care
Karen Clay, MSW, LICSW,
Social Worker / UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center

2/26 Community Resources for Dementia
Marigrace Becker, MSW, Program Manager of Community Education
and Impact / UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center
Allison Boll, MSW, Human Services Coordinator / Seattle Human
Services Department, Aging and Disability Services

3/5 Abuse and Neglect in Cognitively Impaired Older Adults
Kris Fredrickson, MSW
Clinical Social Worker / Seattle VA Medical Center

3/12 Healthy Brain Aging and Dementia Prevention
Emily Trittschuh, PhD
Associate Professor, Medicine / Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Costs-$10 per session or $60 for entire series
Optional CEU’s available for an additional $45 for the series.
(Retirees, students and volunteers, that do not need credits or certificates, don’t need to register and can attend for Free!)
Rx = 1.5 contact hours in pharmacology at the advanced practice level

About the Series:
The University of Washington Northwest Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center (NW GWEC), the School of Nursing and the Seattle Veterans Health Administration Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) are partnering to bring a series of continuing education programs on geriatric health to health professionals in Washington, Montana, Wyoming and Alaska.
Nationally and regionally recognized NW GWEC faculty will present each topic and facilitate discussion. The series will assist providers in developing and enhancing health promotion interventions to prevent disease and postpone further disability for the older adults they serve. This series will give community-based providers working in the field of aging the opportunity to access valuable information without having to travel a great distance.

Register online at the Alaska CACHE at www.akcache.org
(Clearinghouse for Alaska’s Continuing Health Education)
For more information about participating or becoming a host site in Alaska contact Alaska AHEC uaa_akhealtheductr@alaska.edu 907-786-6591