Stanford Geriatric
Education Center

SGEC TRAINING INSTITUTE

Stanford Geriatric Education Center is pleased to provide speakers for educational programs related to health care for older adults, especially those related to ethnogeriatrics (health and mental health care for older adults from diverse backgrounds). Presentations can be in person or by webinar or other methods, as needed. Groups interested in scheduling speakers are invited to contact us at

SKILLS IN DEMENTIA CARE FOR
DIVERSE ELDERS AND CAREGIVERS

Due to recent updates in recommendations for the evaluation of mild cognitive impairment and various types of dementing disorders, along with advances in the number and kind of evidence-based interventions that are available for persons with dementia and their family caregivers, the Stanford Geriatric Education Center has developed a series of workshops to train health and mental health care providers in the kinds of skills needed to work effectively with these populations. Because of our specific emphasis on the problems and issues facing culturally and ethnically diverse elders, our trainings also incorporate aspects of ethnogeriatrics. Our goal is to provide the highest quality training to inter-professional audiences, both locally and throughout the state.

Format of Trainings
SGEC can provide face-to-face workshops, on-line trainings, and blended approaches involving both lectures and demonstrations. We encourage use of technology whenever possible, so that we can maximize the number of professionals trained. SGEC has a technology expert who can work with you to resolve practical issues, as well as content specialists to help design the kind of training experience that will meet your needs.

Each training experience will be individually “tailored” to your specific situation; so length of training, content, method of delivery, follow-up plans, dates, and faculty involved will be negotiated on an individual basis. We offer the following list of Topics and associated faculty to give a sense of the breadth and depth that we are able to present at this time. However, if you have an idea for a training and it is NOT included in the list below, feel free to contact us anyway. We may be able to accommodate your needs, or if not, we can most likely point you in a helpful direction.

Topics
SGEC staff members are able to offer the following skill-training workshops at this time. (Please check this website frequently as we will update this list as new trainings become available.)

  1. Assessment of cognitive function using brief screening tools available in multiple languages suitable for use in primary care settings (Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, PhD; Kala Mehta, DSc)
  2. Assessing caregiver stress and burnout using download-able questionnaires designed for self-administration with professional interpretation of scores, and recommendations for follow-up (Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, PhD)
  3. Techniques for managing caregiver stress and burden (Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, PhD and colleagues)
  4. Techniques for managing problem behaviors of the person with dementia (Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, PhD and colleagues)
  5. Assessment of Dementia for Chinese Elders: Issues & Tools (Marian Tzuang, MSW)
  6. Individualized Music Program for Elders with Dementia (Linda Gerdner, RN, PhD)
  7. Eliciting Diverse Elders’ and Caregivers’ Perception of Dementia (Gwen Yeo, PhD)
  8. Discussing End-of-Life Issues with Diverse Families and Patients (Marita Grudzen, MHS, RT)

Fees
Some expenses will need to be covered by the group, agency, or institution requesting the training (such as staff travel, if outside our local service area). In general, fees are minimal due to SGEC’s financial support from HRSA / Bureau of Health Professions.

If you are interested in discussing any of these training opportunities, please address your inquiries to: , and the appropriate staff member will respond.

SGEC TRAINING INSTITUTE IN ETHNOGERIATRICS

In addition to the skills training in dementia listed above, SGEC scholars are available to provide a wide range of presentations related to ethnogeriatrics, either in person or by webinar. Specific topics for which SGEC partners have experience doing presentations are shown below. Other presentations may be available on request

Topics
Speakers
Asian Aging
Nancy Hikoyeda, DrPH, MPH
Bereavement
Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, PhD
Caregiving for Older Persons with Dementia
Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, PhD
     African American Caregiving
Rita Hargrave, MD
     Chinese & Chinese American Caregiving
Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, PhD & Marian Tzuang, MSW
     Filipino Elders and Caregiving
Melen McBride, PhD, RN
     Hmong American Caregiving
Linda Gerdner, PhD, RN, FAAN
     Latino/Hispanic American Caregiving
Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, PhD & Irene Valverde, MFT
     Japanese American Caregiving
Nancy Hikoyeda, DrPH, MPH
     Persian American Caregiving
Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, PhD & Shukofeh Dadvar, Ph.D.
Clinical Ethnogeriatrics in Patient Care
Nancy Morioka-Douglas, MD, MPH
Cohort Historical Analysis Tool (CHAT) for Teaching and  Clinical Care
Melen McBride, PhD, RN
Cultural Competence in Ethnogeriatric Care
Gwen Yeo, PhD
Cultural Diversity & the Geriatric Care Environment
Melen McBride, RN, PhD
Cultural Humility & Cultural Competence
Nancy Hikoyeda, DrPH, MPH
Depression in Older Adults
Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, PhD, Kim Bullock, M.D. & Larry W. Thompson, Ph.D.
     Assessment & Management of Depression
     among Diverse Elders
Rita Hargrave, MD
Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, PhD
Dementia & Ethnicity
Gwen Yeo, PhD
     Cultural Perspectives & Dementia
Gwen Yeo, PhD
     Hmong Perspectives on Chronic Confusion
Linda Gerdner, PhD, RN, FAAN
     Risk of Dementia among Ethnic Elders
Kala Mehta, DSc, MPH
Diabetes & Ethnogeriatrics
Nancy Morioka-Douglas, MD, MPH
Educational Technology for Knowledge & Skill-Based Training
Nate Gardner,  & Kala Mehta, DSc, MPH
Emergency Preparedness for Diverse Ethnic Elders
Melen McBride, RN, PhD
Emergency Preparedness Personal Kit for Ethnic Elders
Melen McBride, PhD, RN
Emergency Preparedness Plan for Sensory and Mobility Challenged Diverse Older Adults
Melen McBride, PhD, RN
End of Life Care for Diverse Elders
Marita Grudzen, MHS
Epidemiology of Cognitive Impairment
Kala Mehta, DSc, MPH
Ethnogeriatrics & Elder Abuse
Melen McBride, RN, PhD
Geriatric Emergency Preparedness and Elders from Diverse Populations
 
    Medication & Personal Preparedness Kit
    for Ethnic Elders
Melen McBride, RN, PhD
    Sensory & Mobility Challenged Ethnic Elders
Melen McBride, RN, PhD
    Special Needs & Cultural Considerations
Melen McBride, RN, PhD
Geriatric Rehabilitation, Ethnic Elders, & Family Care
Melen McBride, RN, PhD
Health Care for Filipino American Elders
Melen McBride, RN, PhD
Health Literacy for Older Adults
Nancy Hikoyeda, DrPH, MPH
     Creating Appropriate Health Education
     Materials for Low Literate Ethnic Elders
Nancy Hikoyeda, DrPH, MPH
Our Ethnogeriatric Imperative
Gwen Yeo, PhD
     Implications of our Ethnogeriatric
     Imperative for Clinical Care
Gwen Yeo, PhD
Research Methods in Ethnogeriatrics
Kala Mehta, DSc, MPH
Spirituality & Aging
Marita Grudzen, MHS
     Spirituality in Long Term Care
Marita Grudzen, MHS
Using Census Data to Develop a Profile of Ethnic Elders in Local Communities
Gwen Yeo, PhD

Policies and Fees
Organizations requesting speakers are encouraged to schedule the presentations as far ahead as possible and they are expected to pay for the travel costs * of the SGEC faculty if an in-person presentation is requested. Additional fees for technical support may apply, depending on the individual situation.

Fees will be negotiated on an individual basis. In general, we request $125/ hour for staff time (e.g., content development and the actual presentation). In unique circumstances fees may be waived or reduced in order to accommodate specific needs. For questions or requests for speakers, please contact SGEC at

* Please note: several faculty named do not live in the immediate Stanford University area. Dr. Hargrave is located in Martinez, CA; Dr. Gerdner is in Iowa; and Dr. McBride is in Manhattan Beach, CA. We mention this since it is possible that information would be a factor in your decision to contact us.

 

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