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March 2015 E-newsletter

Lunder-Dineen Enewsletter



Validated Tools and Resources on Dementia

Lunder-Dineen supports the efforts of dedicated health care professionals in Maine who are working to develop increased capabilities statewide to care for patients with memory impairments in primary care settings. That’s why we recently launched an all-new area of our website that provides easy access to education and resources on dementia assessment and treatment.

Dementia, though not a specific disease, is a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills that inhibits an individual’s ability to operate normally in daily activities, and has become a health epidemic in Maine and beyond.

Our new dementia landing page contains an array of validated resources and clinical tools aggregated by Lunder-Dineen in collaboration with Maine Dementia Capable Service Systems (MEDCAPS). The resources include:

  • Screening tools and tests
  • Cognitive function assessments
  • Medication reviews
  • Free, CME/CE-certified courses on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia

To learn more and browse the resources available, visit lunderdineen.org/dementia.

March is National Social Work Month

Social workers are an important part of any health care team and serve a vital role across the continuum of care. We are proud many Lunder-Dineen team members and colleagues are social workers and are committed to delivering the best possible care and service to Maine residents.

Pictured here is Lunder-Dineen Sr. Program Manager and licensed social worker, Denise O'Connell, in the Trustees Room in the Massachusetts General Hospital historic Bulfinch Building in front of Ida M. Cannon's portrait—a social work and health care pioneer and leader.

If you're a social worker interested in online courses, take a look at our course catalog. Any of the courses would apply to your field, and are free.

New Older Adult Health Webinars Available

We are pleased to announce the launch of seven new webinars on aspects of older adult health that are critical and relevant to health care professionals in Maine. These free sessions were recorded during the Ninth Annual University of Maine Geriatrics Colloquium and the University of New England’s 24th Annual Maine Geriatrics Conference.

These free webinars provide valuable professional development on topics such as dementia, polypharmacy, medical-social issues, and other facets of aging and caring for older adults.

To learn more and participate, click on any of the session topics below.

Navigating the Potholes of Life: Steering through Aging

Emergencies of Falls and Balance

Emergency Care of Patients with Dementia and Delirium

Reimagining “Dementia” in a Demented World

Polypharmacy: Panacea or Poison

Medical-Social Imperative: Do Health Care and Community Care Providers Need to Talk?

Maine Department of Health and Human Services: Meeting the Needs of Maine’s Aging Population

​Navigating the Potholes of Life: Steering through Aging

This one-hour session was recorded during the Ninth Annual University of Maine Geriatrics Colloquium held on May 12, 2014, in Bangor, Maine. This presentation discusses insights from older adults as they navigate through their lives. According to poet May Sarton, old age is a foreign country and you must learn its language. Navigating the aging process provides challenges, transitions, crises and wonders.

Faculty: Marilyn R. Gugliucci, MA, PhD, AGHEF, GSAF, AGSF

This session is intended for a wide range of medical, health, and behavioral health professionals who work in the fields of aging, health care, long-term care, and the social services. Also includes students enrolled in professional health and human services programs, educators, researchers and first responders.

Emergencies of Falls and Balance

This one-hour session was recorded during the Ninth Annual University of Maine Geriatrics Colloquium held on May 12, 2014, in Bangor, Maine. Dr. Renfrew discusses the importance of falls as a geriatric syndrome and outlines an approach that clinicians should follow to prevent falls when providing care for a patient.

Faculty: Roger Renfrew, MD, FACP

This session is intended for a wide range of medical, health, and behavioral health professionals who work in the fields of aging, health care, long-term care, and the social services. Also includes students enrolled in professional health and human services programs, educators, researchers and first responders.

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March 2015


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LEARN MORE

To learn more about Lunder-Dineen and our free education offerings, visit lunderdineen.org.

To collaborate with us on education, contact Denise O'Connell, Senior Program Manager, 207.747.3448 or denise@lunderdineen.org.