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May 15, 2017 | All Day
Multi-day event from May 15, 2017 to May 16, 2017
Category: Conference
Location: Schoolcraft College, VistaTech 18600 Haggerty, Livonia MI, 48152
18600 Haggerty
Livonia, Mi 48152
Cost: Varies
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Faculty

WSU, Institute of Gerotology presents the 301th Annual!

ISSUES IN AGING, May 15-16, 2017  | 12 CEs flyer
Students and non-professional seniors receive $30 discount when registering for both days

flyer - details

Educators • OTs / OTAs • PTs / PTAs • Nurses • Nursing Home Administrators • Social Workers • Geriatric Care Specialist 

Register Early, this conference sells out quickly HERE

MAY 15 | 6 CEs, Alzheimer’s and Dementia: New Approaches in Care
MAY 16 | 6 CEs, mproving Mental and Physical Wellbeing As We Age 

VistaTech Center at Schoolcraft College
18600 Haggerty Road, Livonia, MI 48152 (map)


Day One | 6 CEs

Describe the similarities between the skills and process used by medical personnel to prescribe a medication to address a chronic disease and the skills and process that is best used to prescribe interventions/resources to support a family caregiver.

Identify both merits and limitations four types of caregiver interventions for which evidence-based programs currently available. These programs can be loosely grouped into four types: general caregiver education, skills- building education, respite care and care management programs. 

Recognize how TCARE can effectively be used to: (1) guide development of effective care plans for caregivers and (2) guide the selection and adoption of multiple interventions to create comprehensive caregiver support systems.

Describe the key components of the Montessori Philosophy as it relates to empowering elders.

Identify Montessori approaches that enable older adults to live as independent as possible.

Describe how the lives of older adults have been improved by creating prepared Montessori environments

Discuss aging- and neurodegenerative disease process using Alzheimer’s disease as a model

Describe evidence for non-pharmacologic interventions throughout the AD spectrum

Apply principles learned to illustrative case studies

Identify requisite elements and characteristics of a caregiver assessment tools that can be used to effectively guide practice.

Describe the significance of sexual expression in the dementia context

Understand the challenges experienced by formal care providers and family members of older adults with dementia

Distinguish between three types of sexual behavior expression in the dementia context

Assess sexual behavior, identifying associated risk accordingly

Day Two | 6 CEs

Describe important components in aging in place

Describe the aspects of the CAPABLE program (Community Aging in Place - Advancing Better Living for Elders)

Identify the dimensions of the challenges facing the nation with the aging boom

Recognize the need to integrate supportive services and health care and the strategies to do so 

Identify the strategies and acknowledge importance of a comprehensive, efficient system and see how MediCaring Communities can achieve that outcome 

Describe Elder Mediation and the different components that are involved 

Recognize Elder Mediation Process and the steps involved in resolution of conflict 

Discuss the different types of Elder Abuse

Describe the need for the rise in elder mediation in today’s older population

Define the attributes of a Geriatric Friendly ER  “The Good”

Recognize “red flags” of “The Bad” and “Choosing Wisely”

Identify “The Future” of Geriatric Friendly EDs

Examine acute grief symptoms after sudden loss

Discuss the effect of depression on grief and healing

Describe healing and the changing relationship with the deceased

Examine being widowed a second time

The planning committee and speakers declare no conflict of interest.

REFUND POLICY: Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and space is limited. Substitutions are accepted at any time. A full refund, less a $50 processing fee, will be granted if request received by May 10, 2017. No refunds provided for no-shows and late cancellations 


For more information about this event, please contact Donna M MacDonald at 313-664-2605 or