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2019 GAPNA Annual Conference

020 - Dementia Care Specialist Clinical Skills Training (Based on the UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Program)

Oct 2, 2019 8:00am ‐ Oct 2, 2019 4:00pm

Credits: None available.


This session focuses on training advanced practice nurses as dementia care specialists (DCS), based on the UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program model. Methods will include role-playing scenarios using evidence-based tools required to perform a comprehensive cognitive assessment. These validated tools will help support a clinical understanding of person-centered care, including caregiver needs to formulate a comprehensive dementia care plan.

Prior to participating in this workshop, it is highly recommended the learner complete the DCS course available in the GAPNA Online Library.

This workshop is organized by GAPNA based on work conducted by the UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program and sponsored by The John A. Hartford Foundation.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information

Contact hours available until 10/5/2021.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Conferences Committee Disclosures:
Melissa Batchelor-Murphy discloses that she serves in a consultant role as the owner of MBM Consulting, LLC..

Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

There are no disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:

Sponsored by UCLA and The John A. Hartford Foundation

Accreditation Statement:
This session is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA).

Anthony J Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP5387.

Learning Outcome:

After completing this learning activity, the participant will apply knowledge and skills to assess and manage persons with dementia and their caregivers.


  • Carolyn K. Clevenger, DNP, RN, GNP-BC, AGPCNP-BC, FAANP, FGSA, FAAN, Professor and Associate Dean, Emory University School of Nursing
  • Leslie C. Evertson, DNP, RN, GNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner, UCLA Health
  • Sherry A. Greenberg, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, FGSA, FAANP, FAAN, Associate Professor, Seton Hall University College of Nursing
  • J. Michelle Moccia, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, GS-C, Program Director and Nurse Practitioner, St. Mary Mercy Hospital
  • Jennifer Serafin, MS, BSN, GNP-BC, GS-C, Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California, San Francisco

Credits Available

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