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Treatment of Individuals with Dementia, TBI, Concussion, Stroke and Cognitive Decline: Foundations in Brain Science as it Relates to Cognitive Rehabilitation and Neuroplasticity

Sherrie All, Ph.D.
Approx. 6 Hours
Aug 10, 2021
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Over the next 20 years, the prevalence of dementia will continue to increase significantly as the baby boomer generation enters the age group of greatest risk. Do you have the skillset and tools to maximize treatment outcomes with this population? Regardless of your profession, information presented in this course will maximize your understanding of brain science, memory and cognitive decline while enabling improved responses to your treatment objectives. This course provides immediate empowerment to help your clients reduce dementia risk/cognitive decline and facilitate improvement once discovered.

Dr. Sherrie All offers a straightforward approach to introduce and explain current neuroscience while allowing immediate clinical application to your clients. Learn how to identify and find the problem and then how to set realistic evidence-based treatment goals. Dr. All shares a comprehensive toolbox of evidence-based cognitive rehabilitation interventions to optimize brain power, improve memory and reduce the rate of cognitive decline.

Drawing on over 15 years of clinical experience, Dr. All will teach you techniques and interventions to effectively:

  • Speak with confidence of neuroanatomy as it relates to memory and cognitive functioning with peers and clients/family members
  • Assess for cognitive decline and accurately interpret complicated assessment reports
  • Understand the difference between cognitive stimulation, cognitive training and cognitive rehabilitation
  • Create actionable treatment plans to immediately help your clients
  • Expand working memory and enhance attention, generalizing to real-world functioning
  • Convey the importance of activity and exercise to maintain optimal brain health
  • Determine when to refer out to a specialist for more detailed assessment
  • Educate patients/clients to decrease fear and empower with evidence-based tools for improved cognitive function

Walk away with practical and useful techniques that can be implemented immediately within your practice. Start feeling confident in delivering the rehabilitation interventions your clients facing cognitive decline so desperately need!


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Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness

Sherrie All, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical neuropsychologist who has specialized in treating people with dementia, Parkinson's disease, TBI, MS, and other neurological disorders for over a decade. Dr. All is the founder and director of the Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness, a private neuropsychology practice specializing in cognitive rehabilitation and brain health. The evidence-based cognitive rehabilitation interventions she uses have helped hundreds of adults experiencing cognitive declines improve their thinking skills, expand their functional independence, and enhance their brain health.

Dr. All has worked as a consultant to the Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging, helping to develop and evaluate a holistic brain fitness program, and her work with individuals on ways to lower their personal risk for dementia has earned the attention of media outlets including The New Yorker and Crain's Chicago Business. Dr. All earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and is a member of the American Psychological Associations.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Sherrie All is the owner of the Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Sherrie All has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

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  1. Evaluate the usefulness of cognitive screeners such as the MOCA and SLUMS versus when to refer out to a qualified neuropsychologist.
  2. Design treatment interventions based on realistic treatment goals and the evidence supporting compensatory vs. restorative strategies.
  3. Determine the effect of client anxiety and false beliefs to inform the clinician’s choice of treatment interventions.
  4. Utilize motivational interviewing techniques and appropriate selection of rehabilitation interventions to improve client engagement.
  5. Utilize specific interventions to enhance attention, memory, visuospatial, language and executive skill functioning.
  6. Implement treatment interventions to improve holistic brain health in clinical settings.



  • Brain plasticity and the latest research
  • Associated brain regions and functions
  • Compensatory vs. restorative strategies
  • Cognitive stimulation, cognitive training and cognitive rehabilitation


  • What the MOCA and SLUMS are telling you and not telling you
  • When to refer for a full neuropsychological assessment
  • Make the most of assessment results including neuropsychology reports
  • Static (TBI / stroke) vs. progressive decline (Alzheimer’s disease): Set and maintain realistic treatment goals
  • Taking care to not “over-pathologize” concussions: Know the difference between concussion, TBI, CTE and dementia
  • The use of mood and personality measures


  • Motivational interviewing to cultivate engagement and brain health interventions
  • Treat anxiety and false beliefs to improve cognition
  • Adjustment to illness and grief: Counseling the brain impaired patient

Real World Treatment Strategies for Each Cognitive Domain


  • The neural bases of attention impairment
  • Help clients understand working memory capacity as a means of improving metacognition
  • Improve attention and reduce errors by following the DIRECT model and using PEAS & LEAP
  • “Focused drilling” to expand working memory capacity and generalizing to other outcomes
  • Mindfulness training to help clients shape attention and improve focus


  • The neural bases of memory impairment
  • Frontiers in Alzheimer’s disease management
  • Tailor memory training interventions to level of severity & motivation
  • Effective use of calendars and other external memory aids for effective daily functioning
  • Elaborative encoding techniques using visualization, linking and chunking
  • Memory aids in traditional psychotherapy treatments
  • Strategies for effective recall of learned information


  • The neural bases of executive function impairment
  • Stroke and cerebrovascular disease
  • Improve planning for greater goal attainment with the use of a reverse timeline worksheet
  • Expand flexible thinking with 6-step problem solving
  • The neural basis of stress management and emotion regulation


  • The neural bases of visual and language impairment
  • Useful Field of View Training (UFOV) for driving independence
  • The “language wallet” for independence among people with aphasia
  • Supported conversation and script training for aphasia


  • Shape the brain’s destiny: Cognitive reserve to build resistance and resilience to cognitive decline
  • The impact of socialization on brain health and recovery
  • Psychotherapy’s impact on brain health
  • Effective cognitive stimulation: The truth about brain games & crosswords
  • Teach clients how their brain works through metacognition intervention


Target Audience

  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Counselors
  • Neuropsychologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Nurses
  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Assisted Living Facility Administrators
  • Long Term/Acute Care Professionals
  • Case Managers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Psychiatrists


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