Continuing Education Workshops

Registered Nurse CE are approved through Common Wealth Educational Seminars www.commonwealthseminars.com

Social Worker CE are approved through R. Cassidy Seminars www.rcassidy.com


CE Details for Certification with Common Wealth Educational Seminars

1. “Normal vs Not Normal Aging”, presented by Teresa Youngstrom with a Better Approach to Memory Care.

2. Teresa Youngstrom is a seasoned Registered Nurse with 32 years of clinical and leadership experience. She is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner and a Positive Approach to Care Certified Independent Trainer.

3. This workshop will be presented at various locations. The Cancellation Date for refund is two weeks prior to scheduled event. Payment expected by day of event.

4. This workshop includes a combination of lecture, discussion, and case study, dramatization and group interaction. Power point presentations and handouts will be used throughout the session. The workshop presenter is an RN and a Certified Dementia Practitioner with the NCCDP and is qualified to teach this workshop.

5. The target audience is Mental Health Professionals, Social Workers and Nurses.

6. This workshop is for Intermediate levels of care.

7. This course will provide two Continuing Education Hours.

8. Grievance Policy

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Please submit a written grievance to CES, 1020 Osterville West Barnstable Rd, Marstons Mills, MA 02648. Grievances will initially be directed to the training instructor. Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems. If you have questions or concerns, contact Commonwealth Educational Seminars at (800) 376-3345.

9. Accommodations for the differently abled.

Commonwealth Educational Seminars’ training facilities are handicap accessible. Individuals needing special accommodations, please contact:

Teresa Youngstrom teresa@teresayoungstrom.com

10. Program description with corresponding objectives:

This workshop will help mental health professionals, nurses, and social workers understand and recognize

the distinct differences in “normal” and “not normal” aging by initially sharpening their assessment skills.

This course includes engaging hands-on educational methods to establish greater knowledge of the five sensory input and processing systems, highlighting the dominant role of vision.

There will be several client case studies discussed to provide insight for mental health professionals, nurses, and social workers on ways to evaluate the effectiveness of their new educational methods.

This workshop also includes two physical dramatizations by this PAC certified independent trainer to allow the mental health professional, nurse, and social worker to formulate a mental picture of a normal brain managing a situation compared to a not normal brain managing the same situation.

The workshop will also address typical issues that occur from early stages of the condition, through mid- disease, and into the final care concerns that are part of the disease progression.

In conclusion, this workshop demonstrates therapeutic techniques for mental health professionals, nurses and social workers to achieve a higher level of success with their clients with neurodegenerative diseases.

Course Objectives:

1. Demonstrate the significant challenge of identifying dementia from a physical assessment perspective.

2. Describe the five sensory input and processing systems, highlighting the dominant role of vision, and the major differences between protective and discriminating sensations in each.

3. Engage in hands-on training to further incorporate new skills to reduce agitation and promote cooperation with therapeutic interventions.

4. Analyze the distinct differences between normal and not normal aging through actual dramatization.

5. Formulate successful techniques to implement care as your clients experience changing sensory awareness secondary to brain disease progression.


11. Instructions to obtain and download your certificate will be provided at the completion of the workshop and test/evaluation form.

Certification provided by:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars-1020 West Barnstable Rd.

Marstons Mills, MA 02648 800-376-3345

Email:commonwealthseminars@gmail.com www.CommonwealthSeminars.com


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1. “Confidence, Instead of Chaos with Dementia”, presented by Teresa Youngstrom with a Better Approach to Memory Care.

2. Teresa Youngstrom is a seasoned Registered Nurse with 32 years of clinical and leadership experience. She is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner and a Positive Approach to Care Certified Independent Trainer.

3. This workshop will be presented at various locations. The Cancellation Date for refund is two weeks prior to scheduled event. Payment expected by day of event.

4. This workshop includes a combination of lecture, discussion, and case study, dramatization and group interaction. Power point presentations and handouts will be used throughout the session. The workshop presenter is an RN and a Certified Dementia Practitioner with the NCCDP and is qualified to teach this workshop.

5. The target audience is Mental Health Professionals, Social Workers and Nurses.

6. This workshop is for Intermediate levels of care.

7. This course will provide one Continuing Education Hour.

8. Grievance Policy

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Please submit a written grievance to CES, 1020 Osterville West Barnstable Rd, Marstons Mills, MA 02648. Grievances will initially be directed to the training instructor. Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems. If you have questions or concerns, contact Commonwealth Educational Seminars at (800) 376-3345.

9. Accommodations for the differently abled.

Commonwealth Educational Seminars’ training facilities are handicap accessible. Individuals needing special accommodations, please contact:

your speaker at: teresa@teresayoungstrom.com

10. Program description with corresponding objectives:

This workshop will help mental health professionals, nurses, and social workers identify common signs and symptoms of Dementia followed by an examination of new and more specific facts. There will be a leader demonstration of human sensory awareness focusing on the loss of peripheral vision as we age. This will lead into audience participation with a partner to more fully experience the deficit in order to discern the skills needed to facilitate cooperation and care with these clients. Next will be the introduction of social skills needed in order to get permission to enter into their personal space and make a positive connection prior to touching the client with Dementia. Lastly, incorporate a personal case study to provide mental health professionals with an example of a real-life situation in order to recognize the value of positive reinforcement with their clients. There will be time allotted for questions and answers and completion of the course evaluation prior to dismissal.

Course Objectives:

1. Identify key signs and symptoms of cognitive decline related to Dementia.

2. Discuss the impact of changing sensory awareness , specifically visual changes, as we age and cognition declines.

3. Engage in hands-on training to further incorporate new coping skills to reduce agitation and promote cooperation.

4. Consider and weigh the impact of alternatives to medication and sedation when managing clients with memory challenges.

5. Educate on the value of consistent positive reinforcement to promote well-being and reduce the incidence of challenging behaviors.

11. Instructions to obtain and download your certificate will be provided at the completion of the workshop and test/evaluation form.

Certification provided by:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars-1020 West Barnstable Rd.

Marstons Mills, MA 02648 800-376-3345

Email:commonwealthseminars@gmail.com www.CommonwealthSeminars.com


CE Event

1. “Happy Holidays with Dementia”, presented by Teresa Youngstrom with a Better Approach to Memory Care

2. Teresa Youngstrom is a seasoned Registered Nurse with 32 years of clinical and leadership experience. She is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner and a Positive Approach to Care Certified Independent Trainer.

3. This workshop will be presented at various locations. The Cancellation Date for refund is two weeks prior to scheduled event. Payment expected by day of event.

4. The workshop includes a combination of lecture, discussion, and group interaction. Power point presentation, handouts will be used throughout the session. The workshop presenter is an RN and a Certified Dementia Practitioner with the NCCDP and is qualified to teach this workshop.

5. The target audience in Mental Health Professionals, Social Workers and Nurses.

6. This workshop is for Intermediate levels of care.

7. This course will provide one Continuing Education Hour.

8. Grievance Policy

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Please submit a written grievance to CES, 1020 Osterville West Barnstable Rd, Marstons Mills, MA 02648. Grievances will initially be directed to the training instructor. Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems. If you have questions or concerns, contact Commonwealth Educational Seminars at (800) 376-3345.

9. Accommodations for the differently abled.

Commonwealth Educational Seminars’ training facilities are handicap accessible. Individuals needing special accommodations, please contact:Teresa Youngstrom teresa@teresayoungstrom.com

10. Program description with corresponding objectives:

This course will help Mental Health Professionals, Nurses and Care Partners analyze the value of holiday traditions with respect to those living with Neurodegenerative Diseases.

This workshop will critique the positive and negative challenges associated with holiday celebrations.

This workshop will incorporate group discussions on physical and emotional needs of a client with Dementia, in addition to behaviors that can result from overstimulation.

This workshop will incorporate case studies and personal examples of solutions to holiday challenges for Mental Health Professionals, Nurses, and Care Partners to explore with their clients.

This workshop will elaborate on therapeutic methods to cope with caregiver depression, guilt, and social isolation.

There will also be a group activity to formulate and practice new coping skills and techniques.

Objectives:

1.-Identify common family traditions and expectations which occur during the holiday season before and after the diagnosis of Dementia.

2.-Discuss potential challenges, both positive and negative, associated with holiday celebrations involving people living with a Neurodegenerative Disease.

3.-Investigate solutions to assist family members with formulating more appropriate holiday traditions.

4.-Examine the value in educating Mental Health Providers on depression, guilt and social isolation, which are frequently observed during the holidays.

5.-Engage in hands-on training to incorporate new coping skills to reduce stress and create acceptance of new paradigm of holiday cheer with Dementia.

11. Instructions to obtain and download your certificate will be provided at the completion of the workshop and test/evaluation form.

Certification provided by:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars-1020 West Barnstable Rd.

Marstons Mills, MA 02648 800-376-3345

Email:commonwealthseminars@gmail.com www.CommonwealthSeminars.com

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CE Event

1. “Competent Care with Neurodegenerative Diseases”, presented by Teresa Youngstrom with a Better Approach to Memory Care

2. Teresa Youngstrom is a seasoned Registered Nurse with 32 years of clinical and leadership experience. She is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner and a Positive Approach to Care Certified Independent Trainer.

3. This workshop will be presented at various locations. The Cancellation Date for refund is two weeks prior to scheduled event. Payment expected by day of event.

4.The workshop includes a combination of lecture, discussion, and group interaction. Power point presentation, handouts will be used throughout the session. The workshop presenter is an RN and a Certified Dementia Practitioner with the NCCDP and is qualified to teach this workshop.

5. The target audience in Mental Health Professionals, Social Workers and Nurses.

6. This workshop is for Intermediate levels of care.

7. This course will provide one Continuing Education Hour.

8. Grievance Policy

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Please submit a written grievance to CES, 1020 Osterville West Barnstable Rd, Marstons Mills, MA 02648. Grievances will initially be directed to the training instructor. Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems. If you have questions or concerns, contact Commonwealth Educational Seminars at (800) 376-3345.

9. Accommodations for the differently abled.

Commonwealth Educational Seminars’ training facilities are handicap accessible. Individuals needing special accommodations, please contact:Teresa Youngstrom teresa@teresayoungstrom.com

10. Program description with corresponding objectives:

This course will help Mental Health Professionals, Nurses and Social Workers develop a better understanding of the definitions and diagnoses associated with Neurodegenerative Diseases.

The presentation will analyze scientific facts surrounding Neurodegenerative Diseases and evaluate the application of this new information to formulate the best plan of care.

There will be several client case studies discussed in addition to a group activity focusing on the warning signs of these diseases.

This workshop will critique several safety practices and the interventions required for this group of clients.

Additionally, this course will support the value of using the experience of interdisciplinary teams to provide excellent disease management implemented by mental health professionals, nurses and social workers.

This workshop will also lead the mental health professional, nurse, or social worker to experience the challenge of communicating with limited skills in an interactive activity, then relate these new experiences to their individual clients.

Course Objectives:

1. Understand diagnoses associated with Neurodegenerative Disease.

2. Analyze the chemical and structural changes that occur in the brain.

3. Identify client and staff safety awareness and interventions needed.

4. Discuss disease management using interdisciplinary teams.

5. Demonstrate how new knowledge can be applied to different clients.

11. Instructions to obtain and download your certificate will be provided at the completion of the workshop and test/evaluation form.

Certification provided by:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars-1020 West Barnstable Rd.

Marstons Mills, MA 02648 800-376-3345

Email:commonwealthseminars@gmail.com www.CommonwealthSeminars.com