Aging & Cognitive Impairment, The Role of Therapy is organized by University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences and will be held on Mar 25, 2018 at Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America.
The target audience for this medical event is Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Speech Language Pathologists, Social Workers, Nurses and other Healthcare Professionals. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 8 contact hours or 0.8 CEUs.
Course description :
This seminar is designed to assist the healthcare professional in developing a better understanding of memory/cognitive impairments associated with the aging process. These clients present a challenge to healthcare professionals who are often at a loss as to how to provide "appropriate" evidence-based intervention. Intervention and client management 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 intervention/management 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.
Conference Objectives are :
• 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 intervention strategies with memory/cognitive impairment that is associated with the aging process.
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.