In this recording, you'll learn the effect of aging on memory and cognition to provide the most effective therapy intervention possible. You will learn how to prioritize treatment sessions to focus on functional deficits caused by memory/cognitive changes. The content you will learn covers the spectrum of age related memory/cognitive decline from normal memory loss to Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) to end state Alzheimer’s and the behavioral characteristics of each. The effects of memory/cognitive decline on executive function will also be explored. You will leave the day with interventions to manage memory and cognitive decline which you can immediately implement, such as:
The most up to date information on brain plasticity, cognitive reserve and intervention strategies will be presented. In addition, you will be able to effectively communicate your concerns to physicians and other team members.
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|Manual - Cognitive & Memory Decline in the Aging Brain (4.23 MB)||76 Pages||Available after Purchase|
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.
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