2018 Gerontology Conference Session Materials (Thursday Sessions)

Thursday Sessions

16. Effective Treatment of Sleep Disorders in Older Adults

Michael V. Vitiello, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Gerontology & Geriatrics Medicine, and Biobehavioral Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

17. Legal Assistance for Older Adults with Cognitive Disabilities

Tim McNeil, JD, Elder Law Firm, Portland, Oregon

18. Maximizing Healthy Eating in Aging (CHAR)

Mary Cluskey, PhD, RD, Nutrition Associate Professor and Dietetic Internship Director for

19. Nutrition: Prevention and Treatment of GI Tract Disorders

Jaymi Grant, Dietitian, Mid Valley Gastroenterology, Corvallis, Oregon

20. Some Things I Have Learned about Aging – and about Making Life Transitions – by Studying the Life Course (no materials)

Rick Settersten, Jr. PHD, Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences, Endowed Director of Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children & Families, Oregon State University

21. Principles of Wound Care: Assessment and Management

Alejandro Perez, MD - Regional Medical Director, Wound Care and Hyperbaric Services,

22. Increasing Self- Empowerment by Becoming More Resilient

Vicki Schmall, PhD - Executive Director, Gerontology and Training Specialist Aging Concerns; Professor Emeritus, Oregon State University

Patrick Arbore, Ed.D, Founder and Director, Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention and Grief Related Services, Institute on Aging, San Francisco

23. Elder Abuse or Are They Just Old?

Helen Kao, MD, Medical Director of Clinical Innovations at Lumina Hospice and Palliative Care in Corvallis, OR, and Associate Professor with the University of California San Francisco

24. Adult Day Services: Can This Approach to Long Term Care Make Aging in Place a Reality?

Tera Stegner, Grace Center for Adult Day Services

Heidi Igarashi, PHD - Human Development and Family Studies, Oregon State University,

25. Support for Older Adults Living with Parkinson’s disease

Holly Chaimov, MBA, Executive Director, Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon,

Thursday Keynote: Compassionate Care: Managing Life’s Closure with Grace, Curiosity and Joy

David Grube, MD, National Medical Director, Compassion and Choices

26. The Health Effects of Loneliness in Our Communities

Clara Perissinotto, Associate Professor, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Associate Chief, Geriatrics Clinical Programs, UCSF, Medical Director, Care at Home, California.

27. De-prescribing to Improve Drug Therapy Using the Beers Criteria, STOPP/START Method and Other Approaches.

William Simonson, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP

28. Age Related Cognitive Decline: Pathophysiology and Proposed Naturopathic Therapies.

Cesilie Cocks, ND, Pinnacle Natural Health Clinic; Adjunct Faculty, National University of Natural Medicine, Portland, Oregon

29. Stress Related Growth and Wisdom (CHAR) - no materials

Carolyn Aldwin, PhD, Director, Gerontology Program; Professor, Department of Human Development & Family Sciences, Human Development and Family Sciences, School of Social & Behavioral Social Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

30. Part 1: Oregon Behavioral Health Initiative – Innovative Practices from the Field

Christopher Eilers, MA, LPC, Trillium Behavioral Health Specialist, Portland Oregon.

Janet Holboke, MSW, LCSW, Greater Oregon Health, Inc.

31. Home is Where the Heart is: Current State of Home Based Care in U.S.

Helen Kao, MD, Medical Director of Clinical Innovations at Lumina Hospice and Palliative Care in Corvallis, OR, and Associate Professor with the University of California San Francisco

Clara Perissinotto, MD, Associate Professor, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Associate Chief, Geriatrics Clinical Programs, UCSF, Medical Director, Care at Home, California.

32. Tips for Successful Move Out of Family Home

Joyce Beedle RN BSN, Statewide Alzheimer Caregiver Educator & Consultant, Oregon Department of Human Services, Oregon Home Care Commission, Alzheimer’s Consultant and President, Alzheimer’s Consulting Services, Portland, Oregon.

33. Part 2: Oregon Behavioral Health Initiative – Innovative Practices From the Field

Jill Williams, MA, Multnomah County Aging & Disability Services, Portland, Oregon.

Sean Connolly, MA, Older Adult Behavioral Health Specialist, Jackson County Older Adult Behavioral Health Investment, Oregon.

34.The A, B, C and Ds of Medicare

Donna Delikat, Field / Training Officer for the Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) program

35. Recognizing and Responding to the Lasting Impact of Childhood/ Early Trauma in Older Adults

Vicki Schmall, PhD - Executive Director, Gerontology and Training Specialist Aging Concerns; Professor Emeritus, Oregon State University

Patrick Arbore, Ed.D., Founder & Director, Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention, Institute on Aging, San Francisco, California

 

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