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Register Today: Diagnosis, Treatment & Care of Persons with Alzheimer’s & Related Dementias

Today, more than 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease. This course will review important topics in Alzheimer's and related Dementias including guidelines for diagnosis and treatment as well as care management best practices. Expert faculty Anne Carr, RN, MSN, GNP-BC, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner and Dementia Care Manager, Hebrew SeniorLife and Erin Stevens, DO, Palliative Care Physician and Geriatrician, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center / The James Cancer Hospital will provide detailed considerations for caregivers and clinicians who serve aging adult populations.

Chapter 220 of Massachusetts Law requires all physicians, physician's assistants, registered nurses, and practical nurses who serve adult populations to complete a 1-time course on the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with cognitive impairments including, but not limited to, Alzheimer's disease and dementia. This MHA-produced webinar will help you attest to meeting the state requirements.

Learning Objectives:
Provide an overview of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in the U.S. and in Massachusetts
Discuss highlights of the Massachusetts law related to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, including the continuing education requirement for clinicians who serve adult populations
Describe guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s & related dementias
Identify care and management best practices for patients with Alzheimer’s & related dementias in the healthcare setting

Faculty:
Patricia Noga, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Vice President of Clinical Affairs, Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association
 
Anne Carr, RN, MSN, GNP-BC, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner and Dementia Care Manager, Hebrew SeniorLife
Erin Stevens, DO, Palliative Care Physician and Geriatrician, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center / The James Cancer Hospital



Patricia M. Noga, Vice President, Clinical Affairs of the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association (MHA), provides strategic direction and leadership to MHA, its hospitals and health systems and key stakeholders for a variety of programs and activities related to clinical issues, quality of healthcare, patient safety, the healthcare workforce and emergency preparedness.
 
She leads the evolution of the acclaimed quality and safety initiative, PatientCareLink (PCL), transforming the site into a dynamic and transparent resource tool for consumers, providers and others. She leads MHA’s Caring for the Caregiver initiative whose mission is to acknowledge the valued contributions of hospital staff and support them with resources to enhance the safety of their work environment and wellbeing; as well as MHA’s Healthcare Safety & Violence Prevention Workgroup. She served as the state lead in the implementation of the national quality improvement collaborative in Massachusetts hospitals, Hospital Improvement Innovation Network.
 
Ms. Noga received her Associate in Liberal Arts degree from Elmira College and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Skidmore College. She received her Master of Business Administration degree from Suffolk University and her doctoral degree in health policy from the University of Massachusetts. She currently serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Nursing in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at UMass Boston. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.
 


Anne holds a Master of Science in Nursing from Yale University and is a certified Geriatric Nurse Practitioner. 

She has been practicing for over twenty years and has devoted the last half of her career to the specialty of Palliative Care. Ms. Carr specializes in providing Palliative and end of life care to patients in the post-acute and long term care settings. In 2018, Hebrew Senior Life opened The Center for Memory Health, and it is here that Anne is now seeing patients and families from the community who are coping with Dementia. 

Prior to coming to HSL, she worked at Boston Medical Center where she co-led the Nursing Home Program with Dr. Gary Brandeis within the Section of Geriatrics and then co-founded the Palliative Care Service with Dr. Jennifer Hughes. Ms. Carr has lectured at many regional nursing conferences and is past President of the Boston Chapter of Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses Association. She remains active in the Chapter activities and organization.



Erin Stevens is a geriatric and palliative care physician at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center / The James Cancer Hospital. She is a native of Ohio and earned her undergraduate degrees in chemistry and biology from the University of Indianapolis. She received her medical degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and went on to train in internal medicine at Baptist Health System in Birmingham, AL where she served as the administrative chief resident. She completed her geriatric fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and went on to complete Harvard’s Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital. 

Dr. Stevens previously worked in the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Care at the VA Boston Healthcare System where she re-organized and improved care in their hospice and palliative care unit. She then worked in the Division of Palliative Care and Geriatrics at the Massachusetts General Hospital where she developed a dementia co-management clinic embedded in primary care and served as the medical director. In addition she provided consultative services for patients with palliative care needs and co-managed older adults admitted to the orthopedic trauma service. 

Dr. Stevens is interested in improving geriatric and palliative care for vulnerable older adults and providing education on the care of this population. She is currently working to develop an outpatient geriatric-palliative care-oncology clinic at The James Cancer Hospital while providing geriatric and palliative care education in the academic setting as well as in the community.

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