Age-Friendly Care in the Great Plains
March 30-31, 2021
Geriatric problems are common but often under recognized in health care. Over 80% of older adults with memory impairment go unrecognized by their primary care providers. Nearly two thirds of older adults at risk for falls have no mitigating health care plan. To address this gap, Age Friendly Healthcare adopts evidence-based practice through the Geriatric 4Ms: What Matters, Mentation, Medication and Mobility.
A two-half day symposium sponsored by the Dakota Geriatrics program brings regional experts to discuss the Geriatric 4Ms in patient care specific for American Indian populations in the Great Plains.
- March 30 — Healthcare issues confronting older adults and community workers
*Up to 3 free continuing education credits
- March 31 — How healthcare professionals can better assess and manage the older adult
*Up to 5 free continuing education credits
Dementia Friendly Healthcare and Community Symposium
June 16, 2021
The collaboration of Dakota Geriatrics, Wyoming Center on Aging and St. Louis University Gateway Geriatric Education Center present “Dementia Friendly Healthcare and Community Support.” This day long symposium involves national experts in dementia care. Topics include dementia assessment, treatment, and community support. Up to seven free educational credits are offered.
- Objective 1: Assess and manage cognitive impairment
- Objective 2: Recognize and treat social issues among patients with dementia
- Objective 3: Address caregiver issues and education
2020 Dakota Geriatrics Dementia Friendly Healthcare and Community Virtual Symposium
Access recorded lecture videos and slide decks from the 2020 Dakota Geriatrics Dementia Friendly Healthcare and Community Virtual Symposium.