Annual Conference

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On-Demand Sessions

Participants will have the opportunity to choose which pre-recorded sessions to view at their own pace. Links to the pre-recorded sessions will be made available ONLY to registered participants and will be available for viewing until midnight on Friday, September 10, 2021. A Continuing Education Evaluation Form must be completed after the session has been viewed in order to obtain credits.


Session 9 - Helping Older Adults Maintain Financial Health and Avoid Scams

Richard Courtney, CELACertified Elder Law Attorney, Frascogna Courtney, PLLC, Jackson, MS

Stephen Gay, BAProgram Specialist, Public Education and Community Engagement Division, Mississippi Attorney General’s Office, Jackson, MS

  • Recognize potential areas for fraudulent activity affecting older adults.
  • Discuss protections available through recent changes to the Mississippi Vulnerable Persons Act.
  • Identify essential estate planning actions for persons with dementia and their families.
  • Explore planning strategies to preserve financial independence and protect older adults from fraudulent activity.

Session 10 - Managing Medical and Mental Health Complications of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

Scott Gibson, MD - Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics and The MIND Center, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS

Lyndsey Dill, MSN, AG-ACNPNurse Practitioner, Division of Geriatrics and The MIND Center, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS

  • Identify health problems that may arise with persons with dementia.
  • Explore how common mental health concerns such as depression, delusions and paranoia manifest.
  • Explore interventions for challenging behaviors including medication management when appropriate.

Session 11 - Recognizing and Managing Pain in Persons with Dementia

Janet McMillan, DSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC - Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Forrest General Home Care and Hospice, Hattiesburg, MS

  • Identify methods for assessing pain in persons with dementia through validated screening tools and behavioral clues and explore ways to implement these tools in clinical practice.
  • Explain methods for managing pain in persons with dementia including how to evaluate the effectiveness of these interventions.
  • Discuss the appropriateness of pharmacologic methods of pain management including opioids and other medications.
  • Explore non-pharmacologic pain management strategies that may be appropriate for persons with dementia.

Session 12 - Don’t Pull Your Hair Out: Managing the Stress of Caregiving

Ron Mumbower, PhD, LMFT - Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Precise Clinical Neuroscience Specialists, Flowood, MS

  • Identify biopsychosocial health impacts of stress on the caregiver.
  • Explore self-care strategies for caregivers.
  • Discuss community resources for planning and psychosocial support in caregiving.

Session 13 - Medical and Ethical Considerations for End of Life Care

J. Keith Mansel, MD - Director, Palliative and Supportive Care Services, University of Mississippi Medical Center

Carole Ward, BSN, RN, CHPN - Nurse Navigator, Palliative and Supportive Care Services, University of Mississippi Medical Center

  • Explain the difference between palliative and hospice care in relationship to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
  • Identify medical conditions that affect prognosis and what effects they have on persons with dementia and their caregivers.
  • Recognize potential ethical care dilemmas and how they may differ in various care settings.

Session 14 - Talk Less, Listen More: The Communication Connection

Kim Tarver, MD - Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, Director of Clinical Services, The MIND Center, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS

  • Explore strategies to enhance communication between persons living with dementia and their care partners across the disease spectrum.
  • Discuss psychosocial considerations of enhanced communication for persons living with dementia and their families.
  • Identify practical communication tools to assist families and persons living with dementia.