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2014 National Primary Care Symposium on Aging Workshop Sessions

Community Resources to Deliver Dental Care to Older Adults

Community Resources to Deliver Dental Care to Older Adults – Resource Link

Community Resources to Deliver Dental Care to Older Adults – Infograph

Abstract

Older adults are at risk for poor oral health. Health care providers should be aware of gap areas and resources to address this issue. This session will provide data and information on the prevalence of oral health issues among the aging as well as introduce government initiatives to improve access to oral health services among underserved aging populations. Participants will have be informed of tools that can be utilized on the community-level.

Learning objectives:

1. Id challenges older adults face in maintaining good oral health

2. Describe ways to increase access to dental care for seniors

3. List insurance options available to older adults

 

The Graying of HIV: A Growing Population and A Chronic Disease

The Graying of HIV: A Growing Population and A Chronic Disease – Presentation

Abstract

Due to effective antiretroviral therapy, the lifespan of individuals living with HIV/AIDS   has increased. The Centers for Disease Control predicts that by 2015, 50 percent of adults living with HIV/AIDS will be 50 years old and older. This aging population however, will have higher rates of comorbid conditions   when compared to their non-HIV infected counterparts. 

This workshop will provide current knowledge surrounding aging up with an HIV diagnosis along with the normal aging process. The dynamics of living with comorbidities such as hypertension, diabetes, and cognitive issues will   be topics of discussion.  In addition,  strategies  for targeted prevention, screening   and health promotion will also be included in this session.

Objectives

1.  To explain how HIV has evolved to become a chronic disease

2.  To define three challenges of living with HIV and comorbid conditions

3.  To list 3 prevention strategies that target seniors

 

Living in the Community with a Diagnosis of Dementia

Living in the Community with a Diagnosis of Dementia – Presentation

Abstract

This presentation will address the challenges experienced by individuals, families and caregivers when a person receives a diagnosis of dementia. The discussion will cover information from early diagnosis through advanced Alzheimer’s disease.  Information will include signs and symptoms of dementia, interventions and community supports for patients and their caregivers.  Focus will be on community dwelling older adults and community resources needed to maintain people at their highest potential in safe environments and reduce caregiver burden.  There will be discussion of resources such as the Reducing Disability in Alzheimer’s Disease (RDAD) program which provides exercise training for people with Alzheimer’s disease who live at home and simultaneous training for their family caregivers about how to manage behavioral symptoms. The program is intended to reduce behavioral symptoms and depression and improve the person’s physical functioning. 

Objectives

1.    Identify at least three community resources available for people with dementia.

2.    Describe behavioral changes from early dementia through advanced Alzheimer ’s disease.

3.    Describe at least one way to reduce caregiver burden.

 

Is Your Health Center Age-Friendly?

Is Your Health Center Age-Friendly – Presentation

Abstract

The purpose of this session is to assist health centers and their staff with serving older adult patients. The target audience includes all health center staff. This session will provide an overview of the health and wellness of older adults, along with tips and resources on how to communicate with older adult patients, how to perform outreach and enrollment among older adults, and techniques for designing effective programs for older adults.

Objectives

1.  Identify common health issues older adult patients face.

2. Explain techniques that can make a health center more age-friendly.

3. Describe various innovative programs to increase patient engagement among older adults.

 

 

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