Nov
5
9:00 AM09:00

Insights into the Aging Brain

Training for Adult Protective Services Central Valley Region (Fresno)

We all have assumptions about what happens to our brain as we age. In this training we will challenge these and clarify how the brain works, how it does age and what effects this has on our thinking abilities.

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We will also explore how things can go wrong, including considering the various types of dementia and other conditions that can affect cognition and be mistaken for dementia. We will learn how to work more effectively with older adults generally to increase their capacity in the moment and learn how to address a variety of difficulties, from communication problems to scam participation. We will particularly explore what makes older adults more vulnerable to scams and financial exploitation.

We will finish up by exploring the how you can understand and make use of medical tests. Our overall goal will be to explore how to more effectively understand our older clients' capability and how we can try to improve their functioning in the moment

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Oct
15
9:00 AM09:00

Insights into the Aging Brain

Training for Adult Protective Services San Francisco Bay Area

We all have assumptions about what happens to our brain as we age. In this training we will challenge these and clarify how the brain works, how it does age and what effects this has on our thinking abilities.

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We will also explore how things can go wrong, including considering the various types of dementia and other conditions that can affect cognition and be mistaken for dementia. We will learn how to work more effectively with older adults generally to increase their capacity in the moment and learn how to address a variety of difficulties, from communication problems to scam participation. We will particularly explore what makes older adults more vulnerable to scams and financial exploitation.

We will finish up by exploring the how you can understand and make use of medical tests. Our overall goal will be to explore how to more effectively understand our older clients' capability and how we can try to improve their functioning in the moment

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Sep
7
4:00 AM04:00

CAPACITY ASSESSMENT WORKSHOP: CAPACITY ISSUES WITH OLDER ADULTS

This training is for physicians, psychologists, and other professionals who may be asked to complete capacity assessments for court. It will focus on the conceptual framework of capacity assessments and effective documentation.

The presenters include:

Bonnie Olsen, Ph.D. Professor of Clinical Family Medicine; Vice Chair of Research, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Diana Homeier, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine and Clinical Internal Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Theresa Sivers-Teixeira, MSPA, PA, Instructor of Clinical Family Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Erik Lande, Ph.D., Insight Neuropsychology

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Aug
15
9:00 AM09:00

Older Adult Financial Exploitation: What We Need To Know

FBI LA will be providing training focusing on "Older Adult Financial Exploitation: What We Need To Know". This training will last from 9am to 12:15pm. All personnel are encouraged to attend. This training is essential for FBI personnel who interact with older adults both during investigations or in taking a complaint. Lync access to the RA's will be provided. AUSA Elder Justice Coordinator Monica Tait, Deputy DA Elena Abramson, Griselda Gaytan from Ventura County Adult Protective Services and Dr. Erik Lande, a Ventura County neuropsychologist, will share information that will be of critical importance to assist you in investigations involving older adults, taking and evaluating complaints, and interviewing older adults.

Some of the information to be presented includes:

• Information on relevant state and federal laws and guidelines in submitting cases for prosecution

• Information on determining 'capacity and consent' in the state system

• How to investigate and prosecute these cases even when the older adult is cognitively impaired or is deceased

• Increasing your skills in interviewing those that may be cognitively in decline

• Understanding the 'aging process' and age associated financial vulnerability as issues in victimization

• Understanding the role of Adult Protective Services as a useful tool in assisting older and dependent adult victims, including how APS may be used in OPS plans.

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Jul
22
9:00 AM09:00

Insights into the Aging Brain

Training for Adult Protective Services San Diego

We all have assumptions about what happens to our brain as we age. In this training we will challenge these and clarify how the brain works, how it does age and what effects this has on our thinking abilities.

brain 3 dimensional.png

We will also explore how things can go wrong, including considering the various types of dementia and other conditions that can affect cognition and be mistaken for dementia. We will learn how to work more effectively with older adults generally to increase their capacity in the moment and learn how to address a variety of difficulties, from communication problems to scam participation. We will particularly explore what makes older adults more vulnerable to scams and financial exploitation.

We will finish up by exploring the how you can understand and make use of medical tests. Our overall goal will be to explore how to more effectively understand our older clients' capability and how we can try to improve their functioning in the moment

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Apr
29
8:00 AM08:00

Interview for Decisional Abilities Day 2 Training For Adult Protective Services - North Region

Dr. Lande is part of a team training APS workers on how to use a semi-structured interview to determine a client’s decision-making ability. It will help APS workers clarify a client’s awareness of their situation and its risks, as well as their ability to make a reasoned decision.

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Mar
28
10:00 AM10:00

Downsizing, Staying or Moving

Dr. Lande and a panel will discuss the physical and emotional impact of downsizing and moving, including resources and services are available to assist people with moving and coping with the move.

Free to the Public, and sponsored by the Camarillo Council on Aging.

Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 10 AM in the community room of the Camarillo Library

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Mar
19
11:30 AM11:30

When Conservatorship is a Good Idea

Christopher P. Young, ESQ and Erik Lande, Ph.D.

will present the legal and the psychological perspective of conservatorship.

Part of the Ventura County Adult Abuse Prevention Council Series

Cost: $12 per person, which includes lunch

Tuesday March 19th at 11:30 AM.

At Pacifica Senior Living Oxnard - 2211 E. Gonzales Rd., Oxnard, CA 93036

Please RSVP: info@VCAAPC.org

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Mar
18
8:00 AM08:00

Interview for Decisional Abilities Training For Adult Protective Services - North Region

Dr. Lande is part of a team training APS workers on how to use a semi-structured interview to determine a client’s decision-making ability. It will help APS workers clarify a client’s awareness of their situation and its risks, as well as their ability to make a reasoned decision.

This is the day 1 training, with an additional day of training to occur in 6 weeks.

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Law Enforcement Training - Effective Strategies for Preventing and Investigating Transnational and Other Scams Targeting Older Adults
Mar
13
7:45 AM07:45

Law Enforcement Training - Effective Strategies for Preventing and Investigating Transnational and Other Scams Targeting Older Adults

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California in partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the South Pasadena Police Department will present a one day training on strategies to prevent and investigate elder fraud.  Participants will learn:

Innovative techniques and strategies for effective investigations of transnational and other scams targeting older adults, including;

  • Romance, Lottery,  IRS, Tech Support and "Grandparent Scams".

  • Best practices and interviewing techniques for understanding, engaging, and interviewing older adult victims of crime.

Learn about new investigative tools and resources to facilitate information-sharing between local, state and federal law enforcement.

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Reasoning with the Aging Brain
Feb
13
9:00 AM09:00

Reasoning with the Aging Brain

  • Ventura County Government Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Understand of the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral difficulties that can accompany dementia. We will explore some of the stresses caregivers and families experience and how to assist with this. And because none of us are getting any younger, some personal health strategies to help each of us maintain a healthy brain will be offered.

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Crisis Intervention Training: Dementia
Feb
12
3:00 PM15:00

Crisis Intervention Training: Dementia

  • Ventura County Sheriff's Department Training Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This will be part of the 40 hour crisis intervention training (CIT) workshop provided to certify Ventura County law enforcement personnel. We will explore what dementia is, the different types of dementia, and behavioral difficulties encountered with dementia. Appropriate interventions and responses will also be covered.

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Feb
1
8:00 AM08:00

Interview for Decisional Abilities Training for Adult Protective Services - Fresno

Dr. Lande is part of a team training APS workers on how to use a semi-structured interview to determine a client’s decision-making ability. It will help APS workers clarify a client’s awareness of their situation and its risks, as well as their ability to make a reasoned decision.

This is the Day 1 training, with a further day of training to occur in 6 weeks.

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Jan
31
8:00 AM08:00

Interview for Decisional Abilities Training for Adult Protective Services - Oakland

Dr. Lande is part of a team training APS workers on how to use a semi-structured interview to determine a client’s decision-making ability. It will help APS workers clarify a client’s awareness of their situation and its risks, as well as their ability to make a reasoned decision.

This is the Day 1 training, with a further day of training to occur in 6 weeks.

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Volunteer Ombudsman Training: Age Well: Strategies to Keep Your Thinking Strong
Nov
15
10:00 AM10:00

Volunteer Ombudsman Training: Age Well: Strategies to Keep Your Thinking Strong

  • Ventura County Ombudsman Program (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As we age our bodies and brains start to slow down. Erik Lande, Ph.D from Insight Neuropsychology will focus on how to promote healthy brain functioning, especially memory. Explore lifestyle choices and cognitive strategies that can keep us thinking strong.

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Crisis Intervention Training: Dementia
Sep
25
1:00 PM13:00

Crisis Intervention Training: Dementia

  • Ventura County Sheriff's Department Training Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This will be part of the 40 hour crisis intervention training (CIT) workshop provided to certify Ventura County law enforcement personnel. We will explore what dementia is, the different types of dementia, and behavioral difficulties encountered with dementia. Appropriate interventions and responses will also be covered.

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Reasoning with the Aging Brain
Sep
13
1:00 PM13:00

Reasoning with the Aging Brain

  • Ventura County Government Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Understand of the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral difficulties that can accompany dementia. We will explore some of the stresses caregivers and families experience and how to assist with this. And because none of us are getting any younger, some personal health strategies to help each of us maintain a healthy brain will be offered.

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National Adult Protective Services Association Conference Presentation: Dementia Unpacked: Practical Observations and Interventions
Aug
29
3:15 PM15:15

National Adult Protective Services Association Conference Presentation: Dementia Unpacked: Practical Observations and Interventions

In this workshop, we will provide an overview of different types of dementia and their prevalence, practice in administering a basic screening measure of dementia, and an explanation of how neuropsychological assessment can improve diagnostic clarity and inform intervention efforts. A focus of this workshop will be on practical strategies of observation and intervention across the disease process.

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National Adult Protective Services Association Conference Presentation: Scams and the Aging Brain
Aug
29
9:00 AM09:00

National Adult Protective Services Association Conference Presentation: Scams and the Aging Brain

We will explore how normal age-related brain changes can cause a senior to be more susceptible to financial scams and exploitation. We will explore relevant clinical and practical research and discuss how this differs from financial problems seen in dementia. Strategies for identifying problems with financial capacity and for supporting seniors will be discussed. Maintaining a senior’s independence as much as possible will be emphasized.

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National Adult Protective Services Association Conference Presentation: Integrating Neuropsych Assessment into a Multidisciplinary APS Model
Aug
28
1:45 PM13:45

National Adult Protective Services Association Conference Presentation: Integrating Neuropsych Assessment into a Multidisciplinary APS Model

In this workshop we will provide an overview of our multidisciplinary model, discuss its development, stakeholders, roles, and responsibilities, and present initial data, including that on client referral problems, mental health diagnoses and assessment data, APS interventions, and outcomes, which were collected throughout the span of the APS and neuropsychological process. A focus of this workshop will be on the specialized role of psychologists and the utility of neuropsychological assessment data to other professionals and the integrated multidisciplinary model.

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