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The Copper Ridge Institute (CRI) is evolving to become the Integrace Institute at Copper Ridge.

 

Integrace Institute at Copper Ridge is deeply committed to continuing research and education to support the care and treatment of individuals living with dementia. New initiatives, derived from an expanded emphasis on person-centered living and care practices, are also in development.

 

The goal of the Integrace Institute at Copper Ridge is to improve the quality of life for those with dementia, their loved ones, and the dedicated professionals who continue to devote their lives to this important work.

 

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.
Allison.ciborowski@integrace.org, Director of Dementia Education, (410) 795-8808 x 1116

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Education

Dementia Scholar Series Schedule

Learn best practices and earn CE credit through our interactive Dementia Scholar Series. Be on the cutting edge of innovation in dementia supports and services. Sign up today! Programs are available in person, and for a nominal fee as live webinars.

To learn more about the Dementia Scholar Series and our other initiatives, please contact Allison: Allison.ciborowski@integrace.org, or (410) 795-8808 x 1116.

Alzheimer's Disease: Update on the Search for a Prevention and Cure

April 6, 2016, 11 am – 12 pm

Integrace Copper Ridge, 710 Obrecht Road, Sykesville, MD 21784

Presented by Nicholas Kozauer, MD

Division of Neurology Team Lead, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Program description:

It can be difficult to discern fact from fiction in today’s fast paced, information-rich society. Join us to learn the real facts about the current understanding of the biology of Alzheimer’s disease, and hear first hand how this new knowledge is shaping drug development and research of prevention strategies.

Beyond Plaques and Tangles: Why You Need Knowledge Workers to Succeed in the Information Age

May 4, 2016, 11 am – 12 pm

Integrace Copper Ridge, 710 Obrecht Road, Sykesville, MD 21784

Presented by Judah Ronch, PhD

Dean, Professor of Practice, the Erickson School of Management of Aging Services, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Program description: 

Direct care workers are typically trained to do tasks as opposed to being educated about how to use critical thinking skills when caring for persons with dementia. The “lure of legitimacy” currently influences organizational models of dementia care, and training continues to be based on traditional methods of transmitting knowledge and historical assumptions about the learner. Leaders need to become Chief Learning Officers who guide an organization towards becoming a knowledge based organization that optimizes quality of life of the persons they care for while empowering employees through education.

Nutrition and Weight Loss in Persons with Dementia

May 12, 2016, 11 am – 12 pm

Integrace Bayleigh Chase, 501 Dutchman’s Lane, Easton, MD

Presented by Margaret Hammersla, CRNP

Assistant Professor of Nursing, University of Maryland

Program description:

A practical look at optimizing nutrition for persons with dementia.

Please email institute@integrace.org to attend in person.

Population Health Care: How will it effect dementia care?

June 1, 2016, 11 am – 12 pm

Integrace Copper Ridge, 710 Obrecht Road, Sykesville, MD

Presented by Allan Anderson, MD

VP of Dementia Care Practice, Integrace

Medical Director, The Samuel and Alexia Bratton Memory Clinic, Integrace Bayleigh Chase

Personalized Medicine: Its Role in Dementia and Long-Term Care

June 9, 2016, 11 am – 12 pm

Integrace Bayleigh Chase, 501 Dutchman’s Lane, Easton, MD

Presented by Allan Anderson, MD

VP of Dementia Care Practice, Integrace

Medical Director, The Samuel and Alexia Bratton Memory Clinic, Integrace Bayleigh Chase

Please email institute@integrace.org to attend in person.

Recordings of our Recent Programs

1. Dementia: Is it different in veterans?
2. Activity Programming for Individuals With Frontotemporal Dementia
3. Alzheimer’s Disease Research Update
4. Personalized Medicine: Its Role in Dementia and Long Term Care
5. Meeting the Needs of the Family

6. Improving Behavioral Health and Reducing the Innapropriate Use of Antipsychotics: Making it Happen

7. Music-based Therapy for Neurodegenerative Disorders

8. Dementia, Delirium, and Depression: How to recognize each when they coexist

Research

ERK AD-Index as a Diagnostic Test for Alzheimer’s disease
A prospective study, conducted in collaboration with the Blanchette Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, to develop a definitive diagnostic test for Alzheimer’s disease using cultured skin cells.

 

Function- and Behavior-Focused Care for Nursing Home Residents with Dementia
A clinical study testing a socioecological model and methods of modifying nursing staff activities to motivate and engage residents in behaviors that increase function and physical activity while minimizing resistance to care and other behavioral symptoms.

 

Implementation and Evaluation of a Pain Assessment Tool in a Dementia Care Facility
Evaluation of a pain assessment tool of quality improvement; specifically, pain monitoring and management, accreditation compliance, and decreasing need for psychotropic medications.

 

The Lived Experience and Meaning of the ‘Source’ of Caring in the Lives of Caregivers
An interpretive, phenomenological study designed to assess the psychosocial changes experienced by female caregivers and to reveal the nature of the source and experience of their caring.

 

The Effects of Personally Meaningful Music on Mood and Behavior in Persons with Alzheimer’s disease: An Exploratory Pilot Study
An exploratory study to determine if personally-meaningful music is more effective in improving mood and behavior than similar music without personal meaning among individuals with advanced dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease.

Pharmacogenomics in Elderly Patients: A Randomized-Controlled Trial (RCT) to Evaluate the Clinical Utility of GeneSight Psychotropic in Long-Term Care Patients with Dementia
GeneSight® is a Medicare-reimbursable procedure that uses a combinatorial psychiatric pharmacogenomics (CPGx) multi-gene approach to produce a personalized interpretive report that categorizes psychotropic medications into one of three groups based on objective, evidence-based, gene-drug interactions. This study will evaluate the clinical utility of GeneSight® for guiding psychotropic medication prescribing behavior of long-term care physicians, and on patient outcomes.

 

Phase III Trial of NUEDEXTA® for the Treatment of Agitation in Patients with Alzheimer’s disease
A clinical study to further assess the benefits and safety of NUEDEXTA® for treating agitation in Alzheimer’s disease. NUEDEXTA® (dextromethorphan hydrobromide and quinidine sulfate) is an oral investigational drug which has shown some possible benefits in treating behavioral symptoms in previous studies with other medical conditions.

 

To learn more about our current and prospective research initiatives, please contact Shannon O’Connor, MA, PhD(c), MS(c), Research Coordinator by email at Shannon.oconnor@integrace.org or phone at (410) 795-8808 x 1150.

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