Political Implications of the Dementia Tsunami w/Joan Teno, MD

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Date(s) - May 3, 2013
11:45 AM - 3:00 PM

Silver Spring Civic Building

Contact Info:
3019214400 [email protected] www.montgomeryhospice.org


Political Implications of the Dementia Tsunami

with Joan Teno, MD

Friday, May 3rd

11:45am – 3:00pm

Silver Spring Civic Building



Dr. Teno is Professor of Health Services Policy and Practice and Associate Director of the Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

She is a health services researcher, hospice medical director, and internist certified in Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine.

Dr. Teno has served on numerous advisory panels,including the Institute of Medicine, World Health Organization, American Bar Association and National Institutes of Health study section.

As a scientist and clinician, Dr. Teno has devoted her career to measuring and improving quality of end-of life care for vulnerable populations, especially those in nursing homes. Dr. Teno is the creator of the Family Evaluation of Hospice Care survey that is now used by 1700 hospices across the US. In conjunction with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, she has created a data repository of nearly 1/2 million surveys starting from 2005 that provides benchmarks and research to improve hospice care.

Dr. Teno’s current NIH funded research is examining the role of the acute care hospital in decisions to insert PEG feeding tubes in nursing home residents with advanced dementia. She is the project leader of a research effort on the P01, Shaping Long Term Care in America to examine the variation and consequences of health care transitions.

In 2009, Dr. Teno was awarded the NHPCO Distinguished Research Award and named by the Journal of Palliative Medicine as one of the Pioneers in Palliative Medicine.



Dementia is the fifth leading cause of death with the numbers expected to increase dramatically in this century.  The health care you pay for is the health care you get.  In this lecture, we will review the expected increase in persons with dementia as a terminal illness, the disease trajectory, and the policy implications of these changes.  We need to critically look at the financial implications of Medicaid and Medicare in regards to how they incentivize recurrent hospitalizations–and not patient centered care.



At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

1. Recognize the demographic changes of the increase in the number of older Americans dying of dementia. 

2. Understand and debate the policy implications of Medicaid and Medicare financial incentives on the care of persons with advanced dementia.


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Silver Spring, MD 20910


Paid parking is available in parking garage across the street from the Silver Spring Civic Building (801 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring, MD)



11:45am             Registration/Networking lunch

12:45pm             Welcome

1:00pm               Political Implications of the Dementia Tsunami

3:00pm               Closing Remarks/CEUs



Nurses, Social Workers, Clergy, Nursing Home & Assisted Living Administrators, Professional Counselors & Therapists, Aides, Volunteers, and others interested in dementia and end-of-life.



General Registration: $40

Registration with CEU’s: $50

**Walk-in registration is available at $60/$70 (w/CEU’s) as space permits. Any individuals registering after April 29th must pay the walk-in fee. 


The REGISTRATION DEADLINE for mail-in and online is Monday, April 29th.



To receive your continuing education credits, you must be present for the entire session.


• Board of Social Work Examiners of the State of Maryland: 2 CEUs, Category I

• American Nurses Credentialing Center: 2 contact hours (pending)

• National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards: 2 CEUs

• Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists: 2 CEUs, Category A (pending)

This activity has been submitted to Maryland Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. Maryland Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 2 clock hours and 2 participant hours.

This CE program is pending approval by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists for Category A. 



Contact [email protected] or call 301-921-4401, ext. 187.


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