Maxwell Perkins – Cognitive & Memory Decline Assessment & Intervention
Cognition and Memory: Clinical Examples
Normal vs. abnormal memory/cognitive decline
Mild Cognitive impairments (MCI) vs. Mild Alzheimer’s disease (AD)
Relationship to Executive Functions (EF)
Frontal lobe and attention: The impact of TBI, CVA, MCI
Delirium: The importance of identification and treatment
Cognitive & Memory Intervention For Alzheimer’s * TBI * Concussion * Stroke
Co-Morbidities/Reversible Factors Affecting Cognitive/Memory Function and How to Intervene
Depression: Assessments, non-medication therapy, referral needs
Sleep issues: Sleep hygiene program, environmental strategies
Mental/physical inactivity: Cognitive stimulation activities, exercise programs/guidelines
Vision and hearing loss: Age related impact, sharpen your observational skills
The Hippocampus: Latest research and how to influence age related changes
Marijuana: Use of and impact on cognition/memory
Cognitive Assessments: Hands-on Activities
Quickly identify mild cognitive/memory changes/deficits
Choose the best assessments to use for specific issues/areas
Limitations and strengths of assessments used for cognitive functioning
Interventions for Managing Cognitive/Memory Decline
Computer-based Cognitive Training: What does the evidence say?
Spaced Retrieval: Incorporate into treatment, baseline for client education
Compensatory strategies: Lists, calendars, skill set money management
Physical exercise: Best type, program implementation strategies
Communication: Effective stage appropriate strategies, environmental factors
Interventions for Independence, Mobility, Safety and other ADLS/IADLs
Falls: Computer-based training, decrease risk, dual tasking
Driving: Clinical assessment tools, strategies for cessation of driving, state requirements
Medication administration: Strategies for adherence, caregiver training
Home management: Adaptive equipment, strategies for home safety, appropriate discharge environment to assure safety and highest functional level
Communication: Strategies for working with physicians and caregivers
Would you like to receive Maxwell Perkins – Cognitive & Memory Decline Assessment & Intervention ?
Often overlooked, many co-morbidities and reversible factors can complicate accurate identification of the root cause of your client’s cognitive/memory decline – leading you down a frustrating treatment path that fails to get results.
This dynamic and interactive training recording will leave you confident in your ability to intervene with cognitive/memory decline related to early stage Alzheimer’s, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), concussion, Cerebral Vascular Accidents (CVA’s) and Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).
You will learn the latest evidence-based assessment and treatment interventions for cognitive/memory impairment as well as master the insight necessary to select the most appropriate interventions and safe discharge environments. We will also discuss the impact of ethnicity, education level, obesity, diabetes and other contributing factors that must be considered in the intervention of cognitive/memory decline.
Watch and you will learn:
Cognitive, stimulation activities, exercise programs and non-medication therapy for depression, sleep issues and mental inactivity
Computer-based cognitive training, compensatory strategies, spaced retrieval and effective and safe environmental interventions
Assessments for executive function, fall risk, driving ability and overall safety
Evidence-based interventions to make new neural connections
How to prioritize treatment sessions to focus on your client’s functional deficits
Effective communication strategies for dealing with clients, families, peers and MD’s
The negative implications of misaligned client assessment and treatment interventions are far too important for you to be uncertain and unprepared.