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Understanding Memory/Cognitive Impairment As Part of the Aging Process: The Role of Rehab Therapy

Rehab Education

Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   8
Registration Fee:   $259

At the completion of this seminar, the attendee should be able to:
Identify at least two evidence based intervention strategies that will positively impact cognitive/memory decline during the aging process
Express an understanding of the concepts of brain plasticity and cognitive reserve
Identify at least five resources related to memory/cognitive impairment that can be used for client/caregiver education as well as memory/cognitive intervention.
Correctly identify the six Allen Cognitive Levels and the role of rehab therapy intervention with each level.
Identify the three most common factors associated with memory/cognitive impairment as we age.
Describe the defining characteristics of Mild Cognitive Impairment; Mild/Moderate and Severe Alzheimer’s and be able to recommend appropriate rehab therapy intervention for each stage.
Define the role of appropriate therapy intervention strategies with memory/cognitive impairment that is associated with the aging process.

Confirmation Notes
8 contact hours
This course is accepted by many professional credentialing organizations and state professional regulatory boards. Rules and regulations change frequently without notification, and apply differently to live and online courses. Please check with your state board to confirm accuracy of this list and acceptance of contact hours. Certificate of Attendance will be issued to all participants upon completion of the course and may be used for CEU verification of credits. CE credits vary by state. Please check with your state board/certifying agency to confirm conversion of contact hours to CE.
. AOTA Approved Provider
Physical Therapy Board of California: The Physical Therapy Board of California recognizes Rehab Education, LLC as an approval agency to approve providers offering continuing competency courses for CA licensed PTs and PTAs. This course is approved for 8 contact hours.
Illinois State Board of Physical Therapy: Approved CE Sponsor by Illinois State Board of Physical Therapy, Division of Professional Regulations, Approval #216.000227. (Course must be taken prior to 09-30-2016)
New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners: This course has been approved by the New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 7.5 continuing education credits, Approval #2014-1219. (Course must be taken between 12-16-2014 and 01-31-2016).
NY State Physical Therapy Board: Rehab Education, LLC is recognized as an approved provider of PT and PTA continuing education by the NY State Education Department Board of Physical Therapy. (Course must be taken prior to 05-10-2016)
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Approved Provider #6177: These states currently recognize AOTA Approved Providers for OT continuing education either in regulatory language or by formal written communication to AOTA:
Alaska Arkansas Delaware District of Columbia Illinois Indiana Kentucky Louisiana Maryland Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nevada New Hampshire New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oregon Oklahoma Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina Tennessee Texas Vermont Virginia The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

7:30-8:00 Registration
8:00-9:00 Introduction/Overview/Concepts
9:00-10:30 Group Activity/Case Study; Normal vs. abnormal age related cognition/memory decline
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00 Stages of Cognitive Decline/Assessment
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00 Stages of Cognitive Decline/Intervention
2:00-2:45 Secondary Issues/Resources
2:45-3:00 Break
3:00-3:30 Cognitive Disabilities Model (CDM)/ACLS
3:30-5:00 Case Study/Documentation/Rehab Intervention

This course is designed to assist occupational therapists and physical therapists working in hospitals, SNF’s and home health in developing a better understanding of memory/cognitive impairments associated with the aging process. These clients present a challenge to therapists who are often at a loss as to how to provide “appropriate” evidence based intervention. Therapy 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 the role of therapy 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.

Please note: Live courses require a minimum number of participants to operate. You will receive a written confirmation from Rehab Education when minimum is met. Do not purchase non-refundable travel until you receive official written confirmation.

Dates and Locations
Register Address:   Spokane Washington
Dates:   04-25-2020 - 04-25-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM


Register Address:   **2020 DATE** Orlando Florida
Dates:   10-09-2020 - 10-09-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM