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Alleghany County Public Library

115 Atwood Street
Sparta, North Carolina 28675 United States

October 2020

Schizophrenia and Psychosis: Can This Be Real?

October 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Alleghany County Public Library, 115 Atwood Street
Sparta, North Carolina 28675 United States
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Event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. A curriculum designed to view schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders from the perspective of the individual experiencing the disorder.   The use of discussion and scenarios allows participants to learn interventions and strategies that provide supportive care to promote healthy outcomes. RSVP: vickey.todd@vayahealth.com

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The Many Faces of Antipsychotic Medications

October 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Alleghany County Public Library, 115 Atwood Street
Sparta, North Carolina 28675 United States
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Event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. As we age, the use of antipsychotic medications may become a challenge in itself. As you attend this class you will learn the importance of decreasing the use of antipsychotics (especially in dementia) and focus on other possible techniques to manage psychosis. As always, we include the action, use and side effects of this classification of medication. RSVP: vickey.todd@vayahealth.com

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November 2020

A Rainbow of Mental Health: An Introduction

November 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Alleghany County Public Library, 115 Atwood Street
Sparta, North Carolina 28675 United States
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Event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. An introductory course designed to support an understanding of the most commonly diagnosed mental health related conditions in the aged population. This curriculum takes a person-centered approach to understanding classifications and care delivery. RSVP: vickey.todd@vayahealth.com

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Person (RE) ality: Why is Mine Different?

November 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Alleghany County Public Library, 115 Atwood Street
Sparta, North Carolina 28675 United States
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Event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. The reality of personality disorders is that they involve long-term patterns of thoughts and behaviors that are unhealthy and inflexible and, though similar, no two ever look exactly the same.  This course defines personality disorder, explores different types and examines challenges associated with providing care for individuals who are diagnosed with one. RSVP: vickey.todd@vayahealth.com

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December 2020

Neurocognitive Disorders: Living with Dementia

December 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Alleghany County Public Library, 115 Atwood Street
Sparta, North Carolina 28675 United States
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Commonly referred to as dementia, neurocognitive disorders can affect the way people perceive and engage with the world around them. This course looks at various classifications of neurocognitive disorders (NCDs), Delirium and common changes associated with each type. Tips for care giving are provided. RSVP: vickey.todd@vayahealth.com

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It’s a Brain Thing: The Study of Dementia Medications

December 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Alleghany County Public Library, 115 Atwood Street
Sparta, North Carolina 28675 United States
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Dementia can be a frightening journey for the caregiver as well as the care recipient. Research continues to reveal more about this disease and the treatments that may help. This class will update the attendee on how medications can help, as well as it’s frustrating limitations. RSVP: vickey.todd@vayahealth.com

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