Continuing professional education

Aging & Cognitive Impairment, The Role of Therapy

Tuition: $195

Hours: 8 or .8 CEUs

Prerequisite: none

Who attends: Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Social Workers, Nurses and other Healthcare Professionals

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This seminar is designed to assist the health care professional in developing a better understanding of memory/cognitive impairments associated with the aging process. These clients present a challenge to health care professionals who are often at a loss as to how to provide “appropriate” evidence based intervention. Intervention and client management frequently involves not only dealing with the client but also with their family who is struggling to understand the memory/cognitive/behavioral changes they are seeing in their loved one. You will learn about normal versus abnormal memory/cognitive deficits as humans age, and the factors that both contribute to and slow memory/cognitive decline. Emphasis will be on intervention/management related to these factors. Content will cover the spectrum of age related memory/cognitive changes from Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) to end stage Alzheimer’s and the behavioral/ clinical characteristics of each. Emphasis will be on MCI through moderate Alzheimer’s impairment. Additional information presented includes: Exercise/activity level and the impact on memory/cognitive decline, driving issues and dual tasking/gait issues. The most up to date/evidence based information on brain plasticity, cognitive reserve, communication strategies and cognitive assessment-intervention will be presented.

8:00 – 9:00 AMIntroduction/ Overview/ Concepts
9:00 – 10:30 AMGroup Activity/ Case Study; Normal vs. abnormal age related cognition/ memory decline
10:30 AM BREAK
10:45 – 12:00 PMStages of Cognitive Decline/ Assessment
1:00 – 2:00 PMStages of Cognitive Decline/ Intervention
2:00 – 2:45 PMSecondary Issues/ Resources
3:00 – 3:30 PMCognitive Disabilities Model (CDM)/ ACLS
3:30 – 5:30 PMCase Study/ Documentation/ Rehab Intervention


• Maxwell Perkins, MS, OTR/L, Instructor

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