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32nd Annual Saint Louis University Summer Geriatric Institute: The Future of Geriatric Care in Older Adults and Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) Certification

The 2021 Summer Geriatric Institute will be held virtually June 3-4, 2021 from 8 am- 5 pm and the CST Certification training will be June 2 and June 9, 2021 from 8 am - Noon.  Both trainings will offer free CE.

Registration is now open here. There is no charge for attending the Summer Geriatric Institute but there is a $100 charge for the CST.  This $100 fee will be credited to the fee to attend the Cognitive Stimulation Therapy Training Insttute (CSTTI).  More information on CSTTI can be found on our Cognitive Stimulation Therapy page of this website.

Dementia Hacks: Expert Strategies for the Most Difficult Symptoms and Behaviors

The Gateway Geriatric Education Center is partnering with Memory Care Home Solutions to present this workshop on April 30, 2021.

This in-depth intensive workshop will help learners use effective strategies for helping people living with dementia during interactions and care delivery by managing and reducing challenging behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.  The workshop will guide learners to develop refined observational and analytical skills to prevent, recognize and intervene effectively when behavioral challenges occur. Learners will gain skills in matching their own approaches to the person’s needs and retained abilities by modifying communication techniques, the environment, and the task at hand in order to accomplish care delivery that promotes a sense of control and dignity for the person living with dementia.  

Various sessions throughout the workshop will address typical issues and common behavioral symptoms and will help learners carefully focus on methods to best manage each symptom. Learners will engage with lecture slides, videos, interactive role play, problem solving, brainstorming, and case studies. 

In addition to Memory Care Home Solutions clinical staff, this event will feature guest speakers Washington University Geriatrician Dr. Timothy Holden, creative communication coach and founder of Project Present Ann Marie Mohr, and a panel of persons living with dementia and care partners to share their experiences. Learners will leave with new knowledge and skillsets in behavioral symptom identification and management strategies. Additionally, learners will have access to an interactive drop-in follow up session with Memory Care Home Solutions clinical staff for further learning and debriefing two weeks after the event.

For more information and registration please go to the MCHS Events page here


Aging Friendly Healthcare

Janice Lundy, MA, MHA, BSW, CDP, the Director of Social Work and Geriatric Care Management at our partner, Perry County Memorial Hospital, in Perryville, Missouri recently presented on "Age Friendly Health System 4M Initiative (Mentation)" at the GWEP-CC Age-Friendly Health Systems Action Community Virtual Meeting on November 4, 2020.

See the presentation here


In the News

The Memory Clinic is a service provided by the Center for Counseling and Family Therapy at Saint Louis University and supervised by Max Zubatsky, Ph.D., LMFT, program director. New Cognitive Stimulation Therapy at the Memory Clinic

View the story that appeared on KSDK on April 9

Recent Broadcasts

Dr. John Morley on COVID-19 and Older Persons - Breitbart News - March 16, 2020

Steamy St. Louis Heat Life-threatening for Some

Dr. Berg-Weger speaks of the compounding risks to the elderly population.

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Family Caregivers Feel the Strain as More People Choose to Age at Home

Dr. Marla Berg-Weger is quoted in a broadcast on St. Louis Public Radio on Caregivers.

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What Should Doctors Be Asking Their Older Patients? A New Screening Tool May Help.

John Morley, M.D., director of the Gateway Geriatric Education Center, discussed the health issues older adults should watch for, as well as a new screening tool to identify them.

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