Challenging Geriatric Behaviours

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Winnipeg - March 23, 2020           (Click here for price and venue details)

$177.45 ($169 + GST) - Super Early Rate - On or before November 25, 2019
$187.95 ($179 + GST) - Early Rate - On or before February 10, 2020
$198.45 ($189 + GST) - Middle Rate - On or before March 9, 2020
$208.95 ($199 + GST) - Regular Rate - After March 9, 2020

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RBC Convention Centre | Venue Web Site
375 York Avenue | Map and directions

Saskatoon - March 30, 2020          (Click here for price and venue details)

$177.45 ($169 + GST) - Super Early Rate - On or before November 18, 2019
$187.95 ($179 + GST) - Early Rate - On or before February 10, 2020
$198.45 ($189 + GST) - Middle Rate - On or before March 16, 2020
$208.95 ($199 + GST) - Regular Rate - After March 16, 2020

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TCU Place | Venue Web Site
35 - 22 Street East | Map and directions

Vancouver - March 31, 2020           (Click here for price and venue details)

$177.45 ($169 + GST) - Super Early Rate - On or before November 4, 2019
$187.95 ($179 + GST) - Early Rate - On or before February 3, 2020
$198.45 ($189 + GST) - Middle Rate - On or before March 16, 2020
$208.95 ($199 + GST) - Regular Rate - After March 16, 2020

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Executive Hotel Burnaby | Venue Web Site
4201 Lougheed Highway | Map and directions

Calgary - April 20, 2020          (Click here for price and venue details)

$177.45 ($169 + GST) - Super Early Rate - On or before December 2, 2019
$187.95 ($179 + GST) - Early Rate - On or before March 9, 2020
$198.45 ($189 + GST) - Middle Rate - On or before April 6, 2020
$208.95 ($199 + GST) - Regular Rate - After April 6, 2020

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Best Western Calgary Plaza Hotel (formerly named the Coast Plaza Hotel) | Venue Web Site
1316 - 33 Street NE | Map and directions

Edmonton - April 21, 2020           (Click here for price and venue details)

$177.45 ($169 + GST) - Super Early Rate - On or before December 2, 2019
$187.95 ($179 + GST) - Early Rate - On or before March 9, 2020
$198.45 ($189 + GST) - Middle Rate - On or before April 6, 2020
$208.95 ($199 + GST) - Regular Rate - After April 6, 2020

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River Cree Resort | Venue Web Site
300 East Lapotac Boulvard, Enoch | Map and directions

Toronto - June 1, 2020          (Click here for price and venue details)

$177.45 ($169 + GST) - Super Early Rate - On or before February 10, 2020
$187.95 ($179 + GST) - Early Rate - On or before April 20, 2020
$198.45 ($189 + GST) - Middle Rate - On or before May 19, 2020
$208.95 ($199 + GST) - Regular Rate - After May 19, 2020

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Holiday Inn Toronto Yorkdale | Venue Web Site
3450 Dufferin Street | Map and directions

Ottawa - June 2, 2020          (Click here for price and venue details)

$177.45 ($169 + GST) - Super Early Rate - On or before February 10, 2020
$187.95 ($179 + GST) - Early Rate - On or before April 20, 2020
$198.45 ($189 + GST) - Middle Rate - On or before May 19, 2020
$208.95 ($199 + GST) - Regular Rate - After May 19, 2020

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Holiday Inn Ottawa Kanata | Venue Web Site
101 Kanata Avenue | Map and directions

Red Deer - June 8, 2020          (Click here for price and venue details)

$177.45 ($169 + GST) - Super Early Rate - On or before January 27, 2020
$187.95 ($179 + GST) - Early Rate - On or before April 27, 2020
$198.45 ($189 + GST) - Middle Rate - On or before May 25, 2020
$208.95 ($199 + GST) - Regular Rate - After May 25, 2020

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Radisson Hotel | Venue Web Site
6500 67 Street | Map and directions

Lethbridge - June 9, 2020          (Click here for price and venue details)

$177.45 ($169 + GST) - Super Early Rate - On or before January 27, 2020
$187.95 ($179 + GST) - Early Rate - On or before April 27, 2020
$198.45 ($189 + GST) - Middle Rate - On or before May 25, 2020
$208.95 ($199 + GST) - Regular Rate - After May 25, 2020

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Sandman Signature Lethbridge Lodge | Venue Web Site
320 Scenic Drive S | Map and directions




Presented by Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS

Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MSSteven 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 involved in medicine for over 30 years. Steven is the co-founder and co-owner of Twin Cities Physicians, which serves older adults in nearly all levels of their care. He has presented internationally for over 15 years, primarily speaking about geriatric-related syndromes. Steven is a published author and 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!

Workshop Description

Even experienced healthcare professionals can be challenged working with cognitively-impaired geriatric patients. This one-day workshop will give you proven strategies to manage behaviours such as: dementia, aggression, anxiety, depression, refusal of food and fluids, inappropriate sexual advances, and refusal to give up driving when unsafe. If older adults are routinely under your care, this program will help minimize the risks of problems associated with troublesome, often irrational behaviour. Gain valuable insights into the causes of challenging geriatric behaviours and learn innovative and practical intervention strategies to improve the care you provide. Leave this seminar with practical techniques that you can apply the next day!

Workshop Topics

Normal Aging, Dementia, Depression, or Delirium
- Normal Aging Changes of the Mind; Depression, Dementia, and Delirium
- Assess, Differentiate, and Develop a Plan of Care

Alzheimer's Disease
- Stages, Assessment, & Getting a Diagnosis; Behavioural Issues of Early Diagnosis
- Management & Interventions; Pharmacological & Non-Pharmacological Treatments

Driving with Dementia
- Driving Safety & Assessing Abilities; How to Take the Keys Away

Wandering & Physical Aggression
- Reasons why Cognitively Impaired Individuals Wander
- Is Wandering a Bad Thing? Issues to Consider
- Manage a Wanderer’s Behaviour
- Identify the Cause of Aggression; Loss of Impulse Control
- Regression of the Mind/Child-Like Mind; Manage the Problem; Secrets to Managing

Inappropriate Sexual Behaviours
- Normal vs. Abnormal Sexual Behaviours
- Cognitively Impaired Individuals; Medication Management; Ethical Considerations

Refusing to Eat / Forgetting to Eat / Sleepless Nights
- Reasons why Geriatric Patients Slow or Stop Eating
- Nutritional Needs in a Geriatric Patient; Improve Nutritional Status
- Malnutrition & Dehydration; Alternatives to Eating
- Sundowning & Behavioural Problems in the Evening
- Why Does Sundowning Occur? Interventions to Decrease Aggressive Behaviours
- Medication Management When it Becomes Problematic

Caregiver Stress & Other Issues
- Physical, Psychological, & Emotional Stress
- Identify Caregiver Burnout and Ways to Help; Assist the Caregiver
- Ways to Identify Potential Falls and Prevent Injury
- Ways to Avoid Using Restraints

Case Studies: Learning from Experience and Mistakes

Who Should Attend?

- Nurses Who Work With Geriatric Clients in Acute, Long Term, Ambulatory, & Community Settings
- Home Health Care Staff, Geriatric Day Staff
- Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Recreational Therapists
- Social Workers, Dieticians, Pharmacists