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Cognitive Rehabilitation and Memory Enhancement
Cross Country Education
Discipline(s): Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy / Speech-Language / Social Work
Registration Fee: $179
1. Describe the "Use It or Lose It" theory of memory and aging and review supporting evidence
2. Develop a foundational understanding of the neuropsychological basics regarding memory, aging, dementia, TBI and MCI
3. Discuss the different types of dementia and other conditions causing memory loss, how each affects one's ability to think and make new memories and common treatments
4. Develop and implement effective cognitive rehabilitation enhancement programs for people of varying cognitive abilities
5. Identify effective ways to motivate even the depressed, apathetic and anxious patient to participate in therapy and activities that can improve their memory ability and quality of life
• Nursing Home and Assisted Living Administrators
• Nurse Practitioners
• Activity Directors
• Recreational Therapists
• Social Workers
• Case Managers
• Occupational Therapists
• Occupational Therapy Assistants
• Physical Therapists
• Physical Therapist Assistants
• Speech-Language Pathologists
• Wellness Directors
• Memory Care Specialists
Receive unlimited access from the time of purchase through completion and submission of the online exam. Once the exam is taken the seminar will be available for 30 days before course access expires.
CE Information: Click on the "purchase" button for CEU details.
Evidence-Based Techniques to Slow, and Even Reverse, Memory Problems
Millions of older adults are suffering from impaired memory and attention. These deficits can affect where people can live, how much support they will need and their quality of life. Although recent research has found that memory enhancement interventions are effective at preventing further decline and improving memory abilities, these resources are not widely available to professionals who work with older adults or people who have experienced traumatic brain injury. In addition, very recent research has found that physical exercise, nutritional changes, and social support interventions can improve cognitive ability and quality of life. Once again, however, the necessary resources have not always trickled down to the people who can use them.
In this cutting-edge course, participants will learn up-to-date information about memory, aging and dementia. They will learn how to implement evidence-based interventions to slow, or even reverse, memory problems. Participants will get web access to over 300 cognitive rehabilitation activities and social support interventions for community settings. Most of these activities and interventions are appropriate for people who want to be proactive in preventing memory loss as well as those who have mild cognitive impairment, early stage dementia, or cognitive deficits after a stroke. Workshop participants will learn how to take advantage of preserved cognitive abilities that allow even mid-stage dementia patients to learn new skills. Finally, attendees will learn how to motivate their apathetic and unmotivated residents and patients so they can take advantage of these breakthroughs.
Dates and Locations
01-01-2020 - 01-01-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM