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The Aging Brain: Assessments, Treatments & Interventions for Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias

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Outline

Mental Health Evaluation

Cognitive Disorder and “Forgetfulness” Diagnostics of Dementing Conditions Cognitive Assessment Tools Differentiate Dementia and Depression Psychopharmacology Behavioral Interventions Working with Caregivers at Home Ethics

Objectives

  1. Analyze the impact of dementia on brain structure and function, and determine the difference between “normal forgetfulness” and cognitive impairment.
  2. Diagnose dementias, including Alzheimer’s disease, by accurately identifying manifestations of each type and understand how these differences impact prognosis in older adults.
  3. Articulate differences between the Folstein Mini-Mental Status examination, SLUMS, and MOCA and effectively utilize them as screening measure tools for cognitive impairment and dementia.
  4. Employ adaptable behavioral interventions that can provide patients with individualized care and promote more effective participation in therapy.
  5. Investigate the concept of caregiver guilt and its implications for the client, clinicians, and those caring for older adults with dementia.
  6. Correlate patients’ strengths and limitations to potential therapeutic approaches when developing treatment plans for older adults with dementia.

Copyright : 08/02/2018

Cognitive Therapy for Dementia: Effective Evaluation & Therapeutic Interventions

This invaluable workshop focuses on the variables associated with learning for cognitively impaired patients. You will learn the characteristics of dementia for effective differentiation as well as how to accurately stage your patients. Take away an array of therapeutic approaches based on the patient’s diagnosis and stage level for successful intervention. This seminar will broaden your understanding of memory and pharmacology and provide evidence-based direct and indirect interventions to help you find the right approach for each patient. Additionally, you will discover how to fully comply with the recent Medicare policies and how these changes will impact treatment of your patients.

Key benefits:

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Objectives

  1. Communicate the differences between cortical and sub-cortical dementias.
  2. Evaluate and accurately stage the patient with cognitive impairment to inform clinical treatment interventions.
  3. Discriminate the forms of memory and the dementia diagnosis associated with each form.
  4. Utilize an appropriate iPad® application for cognitive therapy.
  5. Articulate one functional long-term goal and two functional short-term goals for cognitive therapy.
  6. Implement the appropriate therapeutic intervention strategies for different cognitive impairments.

Outline

Differentiation of Dementias
Etiology of Various Dementias
 
Stages of Dementia/Clinical Staging
Identification of Models of Memory & Their Relationship to Dementia
Medicare Compliance, Medical Necessity, Goal Writing
Evaluation Tests
Direct Therapeutic Interventions for Dementia
Indirect Therapeutic Interventions for Dementia

Copyright : 01/22/2016

Pathways to Successful Aging! The 5 Key Factors to Age Well with Dr. John Arden

Dr. John Arden, neuropsychologist, author, a pioneer in brain-based therapy, and Director of Training in Mental Health for Kaiser Permanente for Northern California. This recording highlights the five key factors that support successful aging.

The baby boomer generation is soon to explode into the healthcare scene. As a healthcare professional you will be asked to help the aging population in new, lower cost, and easy-to-achieve methods to slow down dementia and other age-related diseases.

Dr. John Arden spent four decades working successfully to help ordinary people with various mental and physical health conditions.

He discovered a number of years ago that if he explained in easy terms how their brains work, how the simple things they can do to alter their brain functioning, their physical functioning and their prospects of aging healthfully, positive results took place!

In this 2-hour voyage into your brain, and Dr. John Arden will show you these 5 key factors for aging successfully- and how you can best explain them to your clients!

  1. Social support - linked to wellbeing, cognition and longevity
  2. Physical activity - neurogenesis, reduction of inflammation, normalization of blood glucose and enhancement of cell repair
  3. Lifelong pursuit of new learning - reduced risk of cognitive decline or dementia
  4. Healthy diet tips - key neurotransmitters, protects the brain from rapid aging, Type 2 diabetes, cognitive decline and dementia.
  5. Quality sleep supports memory consolidation, brain glucose metabolic activity, and cognition
Copyright : 09/12/2014