Dr. Cheryl Woodson

Seminars for Health Care Professionals

  • Can You Surf the Silver Tsunami?


    Dr. Woodson prepares corporations, communities and professional caregivers and their trainees serve the coming wave of seniors successfully. Dr. Woodson prepares corporate human resource, employee assistance and risk management directors: Increase market-share among seniors through appropriate physical plant and customer service systems Enjoy the wisdom and work ethic of mature employees through relevant human resource […]

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  • TO SURVIVE CAREGIVING: A Daughter’s Experience, A Doctor’s Advice


    This presentation is based on Dr. Woodson’s book TO SURVIVE CAREGIVING: A Daughter’s Experience, A Doctor’s Advice. It can be adapted for family caregivers or the professionals who support them to give excellent elder care without destroying their own physical, financial, emotional or physical health. Dr. Woodson: Removes guilt by explaining why the responsibilities of today’s […]

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  • The Physician User’s Manual


    This presentation is adaptable for professional, and patient audiences to improve communication with physicians , patient satisfaction, and health outcomes. Dr. Woodson helps audiences learn: How doctors think What we don’t know What information we need from you What communication strategies do NOT work with doctors How doctors work What is the effective communication chain of […]

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  • Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly- Another form of Domestic Violence


    This presentation is adaptable for professionals and community organizations in a position to achieve positive intervention in this sad and often deadly condition. At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to: Use the current statistics to discuss the prevalence of the different types of elder abuse and neglect. List the risk factors that […]

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  • Supporting Health Literacy


    In this presentation, Dr. Woodson screens and discusses the AMA training video “Helping Your Patients Understand.” Dr. Woodson will explain: How poor outcomes are directly related to poor health literacy (health, financial, quality, risk management issues) The prevalence and deceptive barriers to patients understanding their health care How to create a  permissive, patient-friendly program to […]

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  • Diagnosing Dementia in the Primary Care Setting: Can you Afford To? Can You Afford Not To?


    Patients and caregivers with cognitive impairment pose a particular challenge for physicians and staff in the hectic primary care schedule. Dr. Woodson recommends strategies to serve this population without frustrating  staff and bogging down schedules. Dr. Woodson  will discuss: Behavioral triggers for targeted assessment and efficient scheduling The impact of impaired patients on the practice- scheduling, waiting […]

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  • Don’t Kill the Messenger, or the Message- How to deliver Bad News


    Dr. Woodson helps professional caregivers, social service professionals, community leaders and their trainees: Overcome our own feelings of fear, failure and inadequacy which force us to avoid our supportive role and abandon patients. Create a supportive, permissive environment in which clients and families can discuss difficult topics. Develop confidence with specific, compassionate language to present […]

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  • The Virtual Team- Making Sure Your Geriatrics Team is IN it to WIN IT


    Caring for frail seniors requires the skill of different types of professionals and the challenge to support such a team within the cost constraints of Medicare can be overwhelming.  After doing just that in solo-private practice, Dr. Woodson shares her expertise in: Identifying which seniors need the full geriatrics assessment Scheduling and performing assessments Accessing the network […]

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  • It’s Fight or Flight- Not Stand and Stress


    Stress kills. In this presentation, Dr Woodson: Explains the ecological advantage of stress and how the sociological changes have increased stress beyond benefit Reviews the direct impact of stress on each organ system and on behaviors that cause illness indirectly Reveals the most common factors that induce stress Offers tools to help discover hidden “real” […]

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  • Dementia “The Slow Walk Home”


    With professional and personal experience witnessing* Describe the demographic and financial impact of this devastating illness Recognize the difference between normal aging and  dementia Explain the difference between Alzheimer’s disease, other dementias, acute and chronic confusional states What to expect from physicians in investigating the changes Discuss care options ( pharmacologic, non-pharmacologic and care locations […]

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