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Interventions for Co-Morbidities & Reversible Factors Affecting Cognition/Memory Function
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Often overlooked, many co-morbidities and reversible factors complicate the proper identification of the problem at the root of your patients cognitive/memory decline.  It is paramount to have an understanding of the effects that depression, delirium, obesity, diabetes and marijuana use can have on cognition and memory.  Do you have an understanding of what effect a patient’s ethnicity and education level can have on their cognition?  What role does hearing loss and an individual’s sleep quality have related to their cognition/memory?  Is cognitive rehab effective for memory deficits?  Leave with 75 ideas to stimulate cognition and memory.

Maxwell Perkins, MS, OTR/L

Maxwell Perkins, MS, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist with extensive experience with interdisciplinary clinical management focusing on the geriatric population. His clinical focus is on effective assessment and intervention for older adults experiencing memory/cognition issues in a variety of clinical settings including, acute inpatient/outpatient and skilled nursing facilities. Maxwell is an independent consultant/educator and previously served as the rehab education director for two large health care organizations. He presents continuing education workshops nationally and locally and is an adjunct professor in the Pacific University Occupational Therapy program in Forrest Grove, Oregon. He also is a member of the State of Oregon Occupational Therapy Licensure Board.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Maxwell Perkins is an independent consultant. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Maxwell Perkins is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.


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