CEU Programs (Nurses, Social Workers, Case Managers, Certified Dementia Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners)
101. Prediabetes… Epidemic, Screening and Proven Education Everyone MUST Know!
According to the CDC, “there are 84.1 MILLION adults living in the US with prediabetes and 9 out of 10 don’t know it.” Could you, your family member, co-worker or someone you are caring for be one of them? Attend this life changing program on prediabetes and its potential serious health risks. Complete the prediabetes risk screening questionnaire then learn the two simple, proven ways to decrease the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes by 58-71%. Leave ready and able to provide this urgent screening and critical Diabetes prevention education to others. Diabetes Prevention is within reach. Start today to change your tomorrows and the tomorrows of so many others.
102. Achieving Blood Sugar Control Through Daily Self-Management
There are currently 30.4 million people living with Diabetes in the US. Diabetes increases risks of developing serious, often life-threatening complications. The key to preventing and reducing these risks is achieving blood sugar control through daily self-management behaviors. Healthcare professionals play an important role in providing this critical education. Attend this program, learn about the AADE 7 self-care behaviors and the current Diabetes Standards of Care. Leave ready and able to simplify Diabetes education, impact blood sugar control lowering risks of complications and improving the lives of those living with Diabetes.
103. Type 2 Diabetes Complications and the Path to Prevention
According to the ADA, “despite the many advances in Diabetes care, 33-49% of patients still do not meet targets for glycemic, blood pressure or cholesterol control and only 14% meet targets for all three.” This program helps develops an improved understanding of microvascular and macrovascular Diabetes complications, recommended screenings and treatment options. Leave motivated and ready to empower your patients to start down the path of prevention, take control of their Diabetes ABC’s, reduce their risks of long term complications and ultimately live a longer, healthier life with Diabetes.
104. Caring for the Aging Population with Diabetes
According to the American Diabetes Association “approximately twenty-five percent of people over the age of 65 have Diabetes and that number is expected to increase significantly in the coming decades.” Care of these individuals is complicated by the normal aging process and long-term effects of glycemic control. This program focuses on the integral role health professionals and caregivers play in helping older adults living with Diabetes achieve individualized blood sugar goals, reduce risks acute and chronic complications, emergency room visits and hospitalizations improving longevity and quality of life.
105. Healthy Eating… “One of the Most Powerful Tools for Preventing Chronic Disease”
According to the latest research, “about half of American adults have one or more preventable, diet-related chronic diseases and healthy eating is one of the most powerful tools for prevention”. This program provides an opportunity for health care professionals to improve their understanding of the most recent dietary guidelines and healthy eating pattern recommendations. Learn how to incorporate the use of MyPlate for planning and enjoying healthy, balanced meals decreasing risks of developing preventable, diet-related chronic diseases. Leave ready to apply and share this valuable information to those you are caring for to help them make the shift to healthier eating and a longer life.
106. Educate, Empower and Prevent Serious Health Effects from Toxic Chemicals (Option of adding DIY non-toxic product to take home)
Did you know that the products used on your body, inside the house, outdoors and at the workplace can be causing potentially serious health and environmental issues? According to Dr. Samuel Epstein, former head of the Cancer Prevention Coalition, “It’s safer to eat a product than it is to rub it onto your skin.” Attend this program, understand how chemicals are regulated, or are they? Learn to become an informed consumer and ingredient detective. Leave ready and eager to use this information to begin making the shift from using toxic, harmful products that can lead to chronic disease to using safer, non-toxic, inexpensive alternatives. Become an agent of change, educate others, empower them to increase awareness of the risks and share ways they can begin taking small steps to protect their future health and the environment.
107. Alzheimer’s Disease… Diabetes of the Brain??
Everyone has heard of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, BUT, have you heard of Type 3 Diabetes? Type 3 Diabetes, a term coined by researchers Suzanne de la Monte, MD and Jack R. Wands, MD., is becoming known as a new form of Diabetes. This new form of Diabetes causes Alzheimer’s Disease like pathological changes in the brain leading to cognitive impairments. Attend this program, increase your understanding of insulin resistance and Alzheimer’s Disease. Hear the latest cutting-edge research linking brain insulin resistance with the hallmark abnormalities of Alzheimer’s Disease, potential treatment options and lifestyle changes showing promise in improving cognitive function in patients with early disease.
108. Traveling the Road of Insulin Resistance Through the Body and the Brain (1.5 CEU’s)
Insulin resistance leads to a multitude of health issues to include Diabetes, Obesity, CVD and dementia. Recently, growing evidence revealing insulin resistance in the brain leads to Alzheimer Disease-type neurodegeneration. Attend this program, develop a good understanding of glucose metabolism throughout the body, factors leading to insulin resistance and pathways to disease. Hear cutting edge research linking brain insulin resistance to Alzheimer’s Disease type pathology and potential treatment options being studied to improve cognitive function in patients with early disease. Leave ready and equipped with teaching strategies and tools to educate others on the importance of preventing insulin resistance syndromes and their life changing complications.
109. Dueling Epidemics: Learning to Make a Positive Impact (6 CEU Conference for Nurses, SW, Case Managers, Dental Professionals, CDP’s)
Speakers: Scherrie Keating RN, BSN, CDCES, CDP, NDPP Lifestyle Coach, Ageless Grace Educator, Tammy Pozerycki MA, CADDCT, CFRDT, CDP
Until recently, Alzheimer’s Disease and Diabetes have been independent diseases, both expanding to epidemic proportion in the United States. Healthcare professionals play a significant role in joining the efforts to improve the lives of people living with these diseases. Attend this conference and increase your knowledge of Diabetes and Dementia and how current research is showing the merging of these two diseases. Leave with practical strategies and tools to utilize in every day practice resulting in a positive impact and making a difference in the lives of many.
110. Changing the Brain Through Neuroplasticity at ANY AGE! (1.5 CEU’s)
Brain Aging is inevitable and different for everyone. The GOOD NEWS is that science has shown we can change our brains structure and function through neuroplasticity. Attend this program, learn more about how the brain ages, impacts of lifestyle choices on cognitive health and ways healthcare professionals can help those they care for actively age to lower risks of cognitive decline. Join in and experience a taste of Ageless Grace, a brain health fitness program developed by Denise Medved. Leave ready to share resources to help others of any age improve brain and physical fitness through neuroplasticity.
111. The Inactivity Epidemic and Its Role in Chronic Disease (NEW 7/2021)
There is a growing epidemic of sedentary lifestyles in the US. According to the CDC… “Only half of adults get the physical activity they need leading to 1 in 2 adults living with one or more chronic diseases.” Attend this program, learn the health effects associated with prolonged sitting and inactivity on the body and brain and the significant benefits of sitting less and moving more to prevent chronic disease. Walk away with 2 simple lifestyle habit changes you can educate and empower others to start doing now to counter these effects and substantially impact their physical and mental health.
Community and Corporate Wellness Programs
201. Reversing Your Risks of Type 2 Diabetes TODAY!!
Have you been told your blood sugar is a little higher than normal and that you should eat better, exercise, lose a few pounds? If so, you likely have prediabetes and are at high risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes within 3-5 years! The good news…Type 2 Diabetes is PREVENTABLE BUT you MUST start today! Attend this live webinar, increase your understanding of prediabetes, learn the science behind Diabetes prevention and what 2 lifestyle changes can lower your risks of developing Type 2 Diabetes by up to 71%. Leave ready to turn your education into action to prevent Type 2 Diabetes for LIFE!!
202. Simplifying Type 2 Diabetes
Having Type 2 Diabetes can be overwhelming in so many ways. The key is to have a basic understanding of what Diabetes is and the important role daily self-management plays in keeping blood sugars under control. This program simplifies this complex disease and provides need to know self-management strategies to keep blood sugars in control decreasing risk of developing serious, chronic complications.
203. Take Control of Your Diabetes, Live Healthier and Longer
Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, lower limb amputation and adult onset blindness? They result from chronic elevated blood sugars. The GOOD news is by achieving control of Diabetes ABC’s and having regular recommended screening, risks of developing these complications can be significantly reduced. This program provides important education on how to take control of Diabetes instead of letting Diabetes take control of you. It is possible to live a long and healthy life with Type 2 Diabetes.
204. Living a Long and Healthy Life with Type 2 Diabetes (2-part series)
Ever feel overwhelmed, frustrated and distressed having to live with and manage your Type 2 Diabetes? You’re not the only one. In fact, there are 30.3 million people living with Diabetes in the US. The key is to have a basic understanding of what Diabetes is, the important role daily Diabetes self- management plays in blood sugar control and the potentially serious long term complications associated with chronic elevated blood sugars. This 2-part series offers the answers and more. Learn Diabetes basics, the seven recommended daily self-management behaviors, and the important screenings required to reduce your risks of developing eye, kidney, nerve damage and cardiovascular disease. Start taking control of your Diabetes instead of letting your Diabetes take control of you! It is possible to live a long and healthy life with Type 2 Diabetes.
205. Healthy Eating… A Powerful Tool to Support a Strong Immune System
Our immune system protects us against infections, disease, and serious complications. More important now then ever, we need to find ways to keep our immune systems strong. Healthy eating and exercise have been shown to be powerful tools to do just that. Attend this program, increase your understanding of healthy eating, how to use MyPlate to prepare healthy, balanced meals for you and your family and how to begin a simple exercise program. Leave ready to begin take action to boost your immune system and lower your risks of chronic disease.
206. Smart Shopping for Optimal Health
You have heard the saying “you are what you eat” right? Well, there is a lot of truth to that. Decisions made when grocery shopping can improve your health or increase your risks of developing chronic diseases. Attend this program, learn how to navigate the grocery store, understand product labels, and avoid those advertising pitfalls. Bring your favorite product label and see it if passes the healthy choice test. Make the decision to shop smarter, eat and feel better and live a longer, healthier life!
207. Preventing Chronic Disease Through Healthy Eating (2-part series)
According to the latest research, “about half of American adults have one or more preventable, diet-related chronic diseases and that healthy eating is one of the most powerful tools for prevention.” Attend this informative, interactive 2-part, hands-on series where you learn how MyPlate can help you plan, shop and enjoy healthy, balanced meals for you and your family. Meal planning doesn’t have to be time consuming, costly or frustrating. All you really need is a basic understanding of the food groups, portion sizes and label readings to be equipped and ready to prevent chronic disease through healthy eating. Bring along your favorite product label or use samples provided on the second day and see if they pass the healthy choice test on night two. Make the decision to eat better so you can feel better today.
208. Dirty Little Secrets… What’s Hiding in Your Products? (Option of adding DIY non-toxic product to take home)
Did you know that products used every day around the house and on our bodies can be causing health issues? According to Dr. Samuel Epstein, former head of the Cancer Coalition, “It’s safer to eat a product than it is to rub it onto your skin.” This program exposes the problems with chemical regulation, teaches how to become an ingredient detective and offers ways to begin the switch from harmful products to safer, non-toxic alternatives using items already found in your homes!
209. The Life Changing Power of Your Why
We all have a story and a why that we can use to positively impact our lives and the lives of many. Using my personal story and experience I will take you on a journey through the importance of discovering your why and the power contained within to create and live a healthy and happy life as well as make a difference in the lives of others.
210. Insulin Resistance, Alzheimer’s Disease and Your Future Health
Insulin resistance leads to a multitude of health conditions throughout the body including Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease and Dementia. Recently, growing evidence reveals insulin resistance in the brain leads to Alzheimer Disease. Attend this program, develop a good understanding of insulin’s role in the body and brain, and risk factors that lead to insulin resistance and disease. Hear cutting edge research linking insulin resistance in the brain to Alzheimer’s Disease and potential treatment options being studied to improve cognition in early disease. Leave ready to make healthy lifestyle changes to prevent insulin resistance and associated health conditions significantly impacting your future health.
211. Active Aging Through Ageless Grace
Ageless Grace is a brain fitness program developed by Denise Medved. It is based on the science of neuroplasticity, the ability of the brain to adapt and change so we can continue to learn throughout life. Attend this program, learn more about how the brain ages, impacts of lifestyle choices and ways you can actively age to lower your risks of cognitive decline. Get ready to “play”, use your imagination and have fun participating in a taste of Ageless Grace while improving your brain and physical fitness!
212. Change Your Thinking to Change Your Behavior for a Healthier Life
You ask anyone, and they will tell you change is hard, especially as we age. The good news…. It is possible, you can be successful, and your health will benefit significantly! The secret is you need to think differently to act differently! In this program, you will learn how to shift your mindset, change your attitude, set SMART goals, use your “why” and achieve success in changing your behavior to live a longer, healthier and happier life!
213. Sit Less, Move More to Prevent Chronic Disease (Option of adding an exercise challenge) (NEW 7/2021)
It is inevitable, most of us at one time or another have had days where we have sat for long periods of time without moving. Research reveals, these periods of inactivity can significantly increase our risks of developing chronic disease. Attend this program, hear startling statistics leading to the growing epidemic of sedentary lifestyles in the US. Learn the health effects associated with prolonged sitting on the body and brain and walk away with 2 simple lifestyle habit changes you can do today to counter these effects. Sitting less, moving more, CAN significantly impact your physical and mental health enabling you to live longer, healthier, and happier!