ECHO Hawaii Zoom Video Conference: Dementia-Capability Training Series Part 2

May 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Announcing our next monthly ECHO Hawaii Zoom session, the continuing education series on dementia issues for aging and dementia care providers. See below for log-in information.

A pdf of the slides and attachment will be sent beforehand to known contacts, those who register, and attendees upon request. We are encouraging registration for each or all of the sessions, so please reply to this email to let me know if you’ll be logging on or phoning in.

*This is a Special 3-part Dementia-Capability Training Series that will take place on the last Tuesdays of April, May and June. *CEUs for Social Workers are available, 1 unit hour per session. If you are a social worker and plan to attend via Zoom, please send me your contact information. If you are a social worker attending in a group setting, we’ll need to have each person’s contact information ahead of time.

NOTE: The Tuesday, April 30th session covered The Basics and is now archived. Please contact Jody Mishan at if you wish to access the video and slides.

This series is a collaboration between Hawaii Executive Office on Aging’s Alzheimer’s Disease Supportive Services Program (ADSSP) grant, and UH Center on Aging’s Hawaii Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative (HADI). Both grants are funded by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Community Living.

Please share and forward notice of this educational session to your colleagues and networks who may be interested.

Dementia Capability Training

This 3-part series will provide valuable information including signs, symptoms and early detection of dementia, standardized screening and assessment tools, and strategies to help families.

Ritabelle Fernandes, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Dept. of Geriatric Medicine
UH John A Burns School of Medicine


Tuesday, May 28, Part II – Session will cover:

  • Normal Aging or Dementia? Telling the Difference and Taking Action
  • Process by which I&R and case management staff members can integrate simple dementia detection methods into their existing intake and assessment protocols
  • Detailed instruction on the use of AD8 and Mini-Cog
  • Exercises to practive administration, scoring, and interpreting the tools

Tuesday, June 25, Part III, 10-11am (more details to be announced in June)

Ritabelle Fernandes MD, MPH, is an Associate Professor at the Geriatric Medicine Department of the John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii. She is a practicing geriatrician Kalihi-Palama Health Center and also a medical director at Bristol Hospice. She was a practicing community geriatrician at the Kokua Kalihi Valley for last 14 years where she developed many programs to serve low-income seniors such as a memory clinic, home-based palliative care services, chronic diseases group visits, caregiver support groups, and the establishment of clinics based at public housing and elder center. She has coauthored a booklet “Services and Housing Options for Seniors on Oahu – 2018” that provides information on aging in place and other placement options. Dr. Fernandes has served on the Doctors workgroup for the State Task Force for the Hawaii State Plan on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias. She is co-principal investigator of the Hawaii Alzheimer’s Dementia Initiative, a grant from the Administration for Community Living. She is a certified Regional Trainer for the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices. Dr. Fernandes has championed memory clinics across the state to provide comprehensive dementia care.


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+1 646 558 8656 or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)

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To join via video from Video Conferencing System:

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If you need assistance connecting, please call 808-956-6668 and we will assist you.

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS for new users of Zoom:

If you are a new user, we recommend you download and install Zoom early and run a test connection.  If you are unsure how to join a session or how to use Zoom, see under the Resources tab for an instructional video.   If you have remaining questions or would like to run a test session before the meeting , call UH TASI ECHO Support at 808-956-6668.

Some secure servers will not allow Zoom downloads to work computers. If this is the case at your organization, we recommend you log in using a personal laptop/computer or SmartPhone.

ALSO: When you log on to the link above, you will be prompted to type your name in order to enter the meeting. Please type out your whole name so we can track who is attending. If you are calling in please let me know who you by email, because we’re keeping track of attendance and only the phone number will show up on the screen.

If you are only able to phone in and not use a computer, the call-in numbers above are not tollfree. All phones do not incur charges, but this might present a problem for those of you in offices that don’t allow your desk phones to call non-tollfree numbers. This problem can be alleviated by using your cell phone or logging on and using the audio from the computer for these sessions, or using a phone in your office that does allow this. If you are using your computer speaker you won’t need to call in.