Reprise Webinar Series: Geriatric-Competent Care – Caring for Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease

Developed by The American Geriatrics Society, in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, The Lewin Group and Community Catalyst, this reprise webinar series is designed to help health professionals in all settings and disciplines expand their knowledge and skills in the unique aspects of caring for older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and in working with their caregivers. Continuing Medical Education/Continuing Education credit is available for these webinars at no cost to the participants. Please contact with any questions.

Recording Available! Webinar:  Presentation And Diagnosis Of Alzheimer’s Disease

This webinar presented core competencies needed for the assessment and diagnosis of cognitive impairment in older adults. Presenters addressed major causes of progressive dementias in older adults, introduced tools used to assess cognitive functioning and key elements of a social assessment that may inform a comprehensive evaluation of dementia.

There will be two more webinars presented later this summer as part of this series. Registration information for these webinars will be provided in The Dual Agenda when it becomes available.

Tuesday, July 19 (12-1:30 p.m. Eastern) – Care Transitions to and from the Hospital for Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease

Thursday, Aug. 4 (12-1:30 p.m. Eastern) – Understanding and Responding to Behavioral Symptoms among Individuals with Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias

Meaningful Consumer Engagement Webinar Series

Developed by Community Catalyst, in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and The Lewin Group, this revamped webinar series is intended to inform health plans as they seek to enhance the role of the member in health plan decisions and administration. The webinars are also intended for frontline community partners and delivery staff such as care managers, member service representatives and home care providers.

Tuesday, July 12 (12-1:30 p.m. Eastern) – Hard-to-Reach Populations: Innovative Strategies to Engage Isolated Individuals

This webinar presents several successful approaches being leveraged by Medicare and Medicaid plans and other providers to engage hard-to-reach populations, with a focus on homeless members, through the creative use of data, stronger community partner relationships, and community outreach staff.

Featured Speakers:

  • Toyin Ajayi, MD, MPhil, Chief Medical Officer, Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Jessie Gaeta, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Boston Healthcare for the Homeless
  • Julie Bluhm, MSW, LICSW, Director, Medical Administration, Hennepin Health
  • Amy Turk, LCSW, Chief Program Officer, Downtown Women’s Center
  • Denise Smith, Community Advocate, Downtown Women’s Center
  • Rosa Palacios (Moderator), Consumer Engagement Specialist, Community Catalyst

Register here.