Cognition & Memory Changes: Normal vs Abnormal Aging
This dynamic and interactive training will increase your ability to identify and intervene with cognitive/memory decline/deficits related to the aging process, concussions, cerebral vascular accidents, mild cognitive impairment, traumatic brain injury and early stage Alzheimer’s. Gain insight into the wealth of evidence-based resource information available for patient/caregiver education. Learn to objectively assess medication management and address concerns related to driving ability. Identify the role of the hippocampus related to memory issues and intervention strategies to address deficits. Take away the ONE intervention that provides the greatest impact to improve cognitive/memory deficits.
Maxwell Perkins, MS, OT/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.
Financial: Maxwell Perkins has an employment relationship with Pacific University. He receives a speaking honorarium, recording royalties, and a consultant fee from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Maxwell Perkins has no relevant non-financial relationships.