Living with Dementia – Healthy Body / Healthy Mind

Senior Care Authority

 

This year we are thrilled to offer you two  exceptional experts:

 

Tiffany Sanchez, RDH

Tiffany Sanchez, RDH graduated from the Palm Beach State earning her Associates and Dental Hygiene degree and is currently in the process of completing her bachelor’s degree while actively chairing in the Florida Dental Hygiene Associations governmental affairs council and practicing in private practice. Tiffany has 19 years dental care experience starting her career as a dental assistant. She has worked in all private practice settings with a predominately elderly patient base. She is able to council patients in all aspects of oral health from prevention, diagnosis to treatment.  Tiffany is a native of Southeast Florida, born in Miami and currently residing in Palm Beach County with her husband and two sons. When not in school, work or extracurricular activities with her children, Tiffany and her family enjoy spending time outdoors and traveling. 

 

Dr. Matthew Seldine, Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Matthew Seldine, Au.D. graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Florida in Gainesville and earned his Doctorate in Audiology from the University of South Florida. He has clinical and counseling experience. He has worked in an Ear, Nose and Throat practice, and a Hearing and Balance clinic. He specializes in audiometric and vestibular (balance) diagnostics, hearing instrument technology, and hearing protection and conservation. Dr. Seldine will be seeing patients in our Delray Beach office. Matthew is a native of Southeast Florida. He was a volunteer for the Special Olympics, is an avid drummer and loves basketball, bowling, and travel.

 

 There are no fees for attending this event; the only requirement is that you register prior to attending.

 

The Symposium takes place  October 2nd, 2019 4:00pm – 6:15pm

 

The topics will cover:

 

Dr. Seldine The Link between Hearing Loss and Dementia

Dementia causes memory loss, issues with concentration, and loss of ability to problem solve. Aging, among many other factors, contributes towards a deterioration in our senses. One of those senses is our hearing. Hearing is a bridge to our communication and socialization. Although our ears do the listening, it is our brain that interprets sound into meaningful information. Without accurate attention to the sounds around us, our awareness tends to fade and our interaction with people and our environment is affected.

Hearing loss is a chronic health concern that affects approximately half of adults over the age of 60. Also, with increases in age, the risk of cognitive decline and dementia is naturally higher. Understanding how these processes affect one another and interact is the basis of this discussion.

Dr. Seldine will focus on describing how the process of hearing works and how this integral sense influences and may be influenced by the cognitive capability of any individual.  This is a 35-minute presentation with 10 minutes of discussion which includes questions from the audience.

 

Tiffany Sanchez  - The Importance of Dental Hygiene and the Health of Seniors

Poor dental health has many negative effects on the body.  People aren’t necessarily aware how mental health can affect dental health or how poor dental health can add to depression, anxiety and even dementia.

Tiffany will discuss the myths surrounding the ideas that seniors need little or no dental care due to their age, the fact that they have dentures or that it isn’t important since how they look isn’t a focus.

Tiffany summarizes the issues specific to seniors, how to help seniors improve their own dental hygiene and ways caregivers of seniors can help. This is a 35-minute presentation with 10 minutes of discussion which includes questions from the audience.

 

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

Dr. Seldine - The Link between Hearing Loss and Dementia

1.    Explain how the human auditory system works to receive and decode sound for meaningful use

2.    Describe how hearing loss influences and is influenced by cognitive functioning

3.    Identify audiological measures of treatment and management for individuals with and without hearing loss which may help mitigate the effects of cognitive decline or potential cognitive decline

 

 

Tiffany Sanchez  - The Importance of Dental Hygiene and the Health of Seniors

1.    Describe the link between mood conditions and periodontal disease.

2.    Explain and analyze the outcomes of poor oral health

3.    Discuss the evidence showing a link between gum disease and Dementia.

4.    Demonstrate how we can help our patients, residents and parents improve their oral health.

 

 

Target audience includes Social Workers, Nurses, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Professional Counselors / Licensed Mental Health Counselors.

 

This program is for Beginning Level &, Intermediate Level, and offers 1.5 CEs.

 

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: your name, email, and phone. Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems.

 

Accommodations for the Differently Abled

Atria at The Villages of Windsor are handicap accessible. Individuals needing special accommodations, please contact Jodi Glacer. jodi@seniorcareauthority.com, 561 303-2242.

 

It is the participant's responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state. 

 

Continuing Education Credit is pending through Commonwealth Educational Seminars for the following professions:  

 

Continuing Education Credit is provided by Commonwealth Educational Seminars for the following professions:  Social Workers, Nurses, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Professional Counselors / Licensed Mental Health Counselors.

 

Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 

Social Workers: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LMFTs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 

Nurses:  As an American Psychological Association (APA) approved provider, CES programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). These courses can be utilized by nurses to renew their certification and will be accepted by the ANCC. Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however CES is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider # CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing.