• CoronaCoronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

    In an effort to support our members with the most updated information on COVID-19 we developed this resource page to easily access current CDC information and other resources to assist you professionally and personally.

    We will continue to update this page with more information as it becomes available and welcome your input as we navigate through this situation. As health care professionals it is our job to educate our patients and families on prevention and the what to do if someone is symptomatic.

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  • AwardCall for Excellence Award Nominations

    The awards are: Emerging Chapter Award, Established Chapter Excellence Award, Special Interest Group Excellence Award, Excellence in Clinical Practice Award, Excellence in Community Service Award, Excellence in Education Award, Excellence in Leadership Award, and Excellence in Research Award.

    The nominations are tallied in July and the winners are announced every year during the Awards Celebration at the GAPNA Annual Conference.

    Now is the time to nominate a colleague or yourself - DEADLINE is June 1, 2020.

    Get started... nominate today!

  • FREE CE for GAPNA MembersFREE continuing education credit is available for the following session:

    "Safety and Utility of Cannabis in the Elderly"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2018 Annual Conference)


    For March/April 2020 - Get Your Free CNE Now!

MCM Education

MCM Education is a full-service health care communications company that has built its reputation on a foundation of integrity, innovation and excellence.

MCM Education is able to provide comprehensive educational support including: publishing, computer-based education, meeting management, audio and video production, and distance learning. GAPNA has partnered with a MCM Education to offer a series of CNE programs available to GAPNA members.

Programs Offered

Diagnosing and Managing Parkinson’s Disease in Older Adults

(Added June 2019)

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is characterized by both motor and nonmotor symptoms. It is diagnosed based on the presence of two of four motor symptoms including rest tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity, and gait imbalance.

Nonmotor symptoms include autonomic, olfactory, or cognitive dysfunction, as well as neuropsychiatric symptoms, including psychosis with hallucinations and delusions. Symptoms of PD can be more severe in people whose disease onset occurs at an older age. This multidisciplinary activity will examine evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis and management of the motor and neuropsychiatric signs and symptoms of PD in older adults.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Demonstrate increased knowledge and competence in diagnosis and staging of Parkinson’s disease.
  • Develop individualized treatment plans that optimally manage symptoms, decrease motor fluctuations in OFF periods, reduce the incidence of dyskinesia, and maximize patient functionality and quality of life.

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Alzheimer’s Disease Today and Tomorrow: Optimal Treatment and Collaborative Care

(Added March 2019)

What are the state-of-the-art strategies for managing the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease? How can the multidisciplinary team work together to ensure timely intervention and optimal outcomes?

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Discuss currently-available agents for the management of the cognitive symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Develop strategies for managing agitation and depression in patients with Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Describe agents in late-stage development for the prevention and management of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Incorporate collaborative care strategies to create a management plan for patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

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