Alzheimer’s Association will be holding their annual Alzheimer’s & Dementia University conference

Hello,

The Alzheimer’s Association will be holding their annual Alzheimer’s & Dementia University conference for family caregivers and healthcare professionals. Come Join the Alzheimer’s Association and guest presenters from around the state to increase your knowledge of Alzheimer’s and enhance your caregiving skills.

Family Caregiver $15 | Healthcare Professional $55  5 Social Work & Nursing CEUs and Physician CMEs approved.

Each University will have lunch provided. Workshop topics are designed to meet the needs of both professional and family caregivers.

Workshop Topics Include:

  • Planning for Legal & Financial Consideration
  • Effective Communication Strategies
  • Working with Your Doctor: Supporting Alzheimer’s Care
  • Understanding & Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors

Dates & Locations

Martinsburg, WV  May 17, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  Blue Ridge Community & Technical College  13650 Apple Harvest Drive Register here

Beckley, WV June 4, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Raleigh General Hospital Education Building – 1710 Harper Road Register here

Wheeling, WV June 21, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The White Palace at Wheeling Park 1801 National Road Register here

Charleston, WV June 27, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. UC School of Pharmacy 2300 MacCorkle Avenue SE Register here

Morgantown, WV July 25, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. WVU Medicine HSN-H 1905 – 1 Medical Center Drive Register here

For more information or to register, contact 800.272.3900.

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Hawse Health Center is recruiting full-time therapists

Hawse Health Center, a growing Community Health Center/Federally Qualified Health Center, in response to the needs of our patients is expanding our behavioral health services.  Hawse Health Center is recruiting full-time therapists. Therapists will provide assessment, psychotherapy and counseling services as part of our behavioral health program.   Behavioral Health services will be provided at our centers and in our School Based Behavioral Health Programs.  Applicants must be able to work independently and under supervision as a member of a Primary Care Team.  Experience in working with adults, families, children, and adolescents is preferred.  Applicants must have a Master’s Degree and licensure (LPC, LGSW, LCSW, LICSW, or Psychologist). Competitive salary ($35,000 to $55,000 dependent upon licensure/experience) and benefits package is offered. Benefits include Health Insurance, CEU stipends, paid leave (personal, vacation, sick, ceu), clinical supervision, and possible loan repayment.  Interested persons should forward a letter of interest and resume to HAWSE HEALTH CENTER , ATTN: Ken Powers by email to kpowers@hawsehealth.com

 

 

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If you are being harassed over the phone or online. 

If you are a victim of harassment, you should contact the police. Report the time, date, nature of the call and how often they occur.  If the police can identify the caller and find sufficient evidence, they will forward the case to the local district attorney’s office to prosecute the caller.

Your phone company might be able to assist by tracking down the caller. Phone companies have different policies on the course of action to take when a customer reports receiving harassing phone calls. You should contact the business office of your phone company to find out its policy.
You could also contact a lawyer to help determine whether the caller’s words or actions are obscene or otherwise unlawful. A lawyer can also tell you if you may be entitled to any civil damages for emotional distress.
If you receive a harassing phone call, do not engage in a conversation with the caller or divulge any personal information. Report it to the local police immediately. 

The Alzheimer’s Association has created a toolkit for physicians

Under new Medicare reimbursement rules, cognitive and functional assessments and care planning for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive impairment are covered. The Alzheimer’s Association has created a toolkit for physicians with materials on assessing older adults’ functioning, the severity of their condition, neuropsychiatric symptoms, their safety at home and in outside settings, and the kind and extent of available caregiving support.

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2654899?WT.mc_id=enews2017_10_25&utm_source=enews-aff-191&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=enews-2017-10-25