CONTACT: DEREK MAURER
2130 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8964; fax (319) 335-8034
Release: Sept. 17, 1999
Interactive teleconference to focus on caring for aggressive
patients with dementia
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- "Caring for the Aggressive Patient
With Dementia" will be the topic of an interactive teleconference Wednesday,
Oct. 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Hardin Library for Health Sciences on the
University of Iowa campus. The conference will also be available at 16 other
sites around the state via the Iowa Communications Network.
Presenters include Kathleen Buckwalter, Ph.D., professor
of nursing and associate UI provost for health sciences; Judith H.W. Crossett,
M.D, Ph.D., clinical assistant professor of psychiatry in the UI College of
Medicine; and Robert Wallace, M.D., professor of epidemiology in the UI College
of Public Health. The teleconference is sponsored by the Iowa Geriatric Education
Center, the UI Colleges of Medicine and Public Health and the Iowa/Missouri
Consortium for Alzheimer's Education.
Intended primarily for nurses, physicians, social
workers and other health care professionals, the teleconference will focus
on the causes, scope and nature of aggressive behaviors in patients with dementia.
The presenters will offer suggestions for medication management and behavioral
interventions to prevent, reduce or eliminate aggressive behavior. Continuing
education credit is available.
For more information or to register, call Marilyn
Dobbins at the Iowa Geriatric Education Center, (319) 335-8893. Information
is also available on the world wide web at http://www.uiowa.edu/gec/caring.htm.
The interactive teleconference, "Caring for the Aggressive
Patient With Dementia," will be available at Iowa Communications Network
sites in the following communities