Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Film Viewing and Expert Discussion
This course is being offered virtually, via Zoom. You will need a computer, with stable internet service, a webcam, and audio to actively participate. Although a smartphone could be used, it’s not ideal. If you have questions about your technology capabilities please don’t hesitate to ask us before registration.
A FREE CE Event in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, Hudson Valley Chapter
This program will consist of three sections. The first 30 minutes will be an overview of Alzheimer’s and dementia, including an overview of the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, what happens to a brain affected by Alzheimer’s disease, the risk factors and stages of the disease, as well current treatments available and what is on the horizon for Alzheimer’s research. This will be followed by a short film titled “Lousy” which follows a son’s journey caring for both of his parents who have some form of dementia. We will end with a panel discussion including Frank Silverstein, Director and Producer of “Lousy;” Dr. Mirnova Ceide, Geriatric Psychiatrist from Montefiore Center for the Aging Brain; Meg Boyce, Vice President of Programs and Services for the Alzheimer’s Association, Hudson Valley Chapter.
Participants will be able to:
- gain a better understanding of Alzheimer’s and other dementias, as well experience the impact on family members.
Meet the Panelists
Frank Silverstein is an independent content producer based in Hastings-on-Hudson just north of New York City. Silverstein was born in Rangoon, Burma and spent much of his childhood growing up in Southeast Asia and in Princeton NJ. For the past 15 years he was a newsmagazine producer at NBC where he helped launch and develop- Your Business— a program devoted to small business entrepreneurship. During that time he produced many business profiles, reality-based makeovers, half-hour remote specials, podcasts, social media video, and print reports. He also co-authored the book: It’s Your Business, published by Hachette which was based on his own reporting along with the work of two other colleagues from NBC. Previous to that, much of his career was at ABC News, where was on staff at 20/20, Primetime Live, and Day One. There, he developed and produced reports for Robert Krulwich, John Hockenberry, Bob Brown, John Stossel, Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer, and others. Along the way he worked at CBS, CNN and CNBC and he began his career in television as an animator on Peewee’s Playhouse. Silverstein holds a master’s degree in American History from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale. He is now developing several independent productions focused on questions of aging.
Dr. Mirnova Ceïde is an Assistant Professor of Geriatric Psychiatry and Geriatric Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, the Assistant Program Director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship and Associate Director of Psychiatry at the Center for the Aging Brain. She completed her Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship at SUNY Downstate and joined the Geriatric Psychiatry Division at Montefiore Medical Center in 2013 where she has worked in various integrated psychiatry roles as a consultant for Montefiore Home Care and the Center for the Aging Brain. She has presented at national and international meetings on behavioral risk factors for dementia and models of psychiatric integration in health care. In 2018, she completed the Albert Einstein Clinical Research Training Program and attained a Master of Science in Clinical Research. This year she was awarded a Columbia Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Alzheimer’s Disease Disparities (CIRAD) Pilot Project Grant to further apathy and cognition in a racially and ethnically diverse clinic population.
Meg E. Boyce, LMSW
Alzheimer’s Association, Hudson Valley Chapter. Vice President, Programs and Services.
Mrs. Boyce received her Masters of Social Work from Fordham University in 1995. From 1995 until 2000 Meg worked in the Long Term Care field as Director of Social Work for two Nursing facilities in Dutchess County. In 2000 she joined the Hudson Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association as the Program Director and was promoted to Vice President of Programs and Services in 2013. In this role she oversees the programs and services that are offered by the chapter in order to meet the needs of the community the chapter serves. Meg played an integral part in opening the first unit in the Country for inmates with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. She also provided a web based training that would reach police officers throughout the state of New York and was involved in the development of a webcast that provided awareness and education to the medical professionals about the underdiagnoses and miss-diagnosis of diverse populations who are at higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
You will receive a unique Zoom Video Conferencing link that will provide you entry into the workshop one day prior to the event. This link will be active approximately a half-hour prior to the start of the event.
Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved provider for continuing education credits for the following:
- NYSED Social Workers
- NYSED LMHC
- NYSED LMFT
- APA Psychology
- NYSED Psychology
- NYSED LCAT
- CASAC Renewal pending approval
Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at the entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.
Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows. We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.
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