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Providing Individualized Dementia Treatment: Putting Evidence into Action - On-Demand
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The purpose or goal of this activity is to offer exploration of the latest evidence-based treatments for dementia, emphasizing individualized care that can help patients communicate their wants and needs, as well as function in daily situations.

9/1/2017
When: Self-study
Ongoing
Where: Sponsor: Cross Country
Self Study
United States
Contact: Donna Coffman
615-331-4422

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Course Description: 

Working with patients with dementia can be like talking on the phone with a bad connection – maybe some words get through, but maybe they don’t. For patients, it’s a call that never ends, and over time, behaviors such as wandering, aggression, and social withdrawal can take root with the decline of communication abilities. Where one-size-fits-all treatment protocols fail, individualized care can help patients communicate their wants and needs, as well as function in daily situations. 
This program offers an exploration of the latest evidence-based treatments. Explore effective strategies for restoring impaired function and compensating for deficits that are not amenable to retraining. Try out cognition-focused interventions that have been shown to improve cognitive skills, functional abilities, and performance-based activities of daily living with lasting outcomes. Learn how to select assistive technologies and external memory aids based on your patients’ needs, and discover which options on the market work best. Finally, this course will show you how to think “outside the box” and design custom therapies using what you have on hand, offering effective take-home solutions for clinicians who are working on a tight budget, or are frustrated with the limitations of generalizing products and techniques.

Speaker: Marguerite Mullaney, MS, CCC-SLP

The purpose or goal of this activity is to offer exploration of the latest evidence-based treatments for dementia, emphasizing individualized care that can help patients communicate their wants and needs, as well as function in daily situations.

Objectives:

1. Describe theories of neuroplasticity.
2. Identify patient strengths which can be used to develop a plan of care.
3. Evaluate deficits areas which require increased management to ensure safety.
4. Choose and customize assessment and treatment tools based on individual patient needs.
5. Develop an outline for treatment sessions using information from case studies.

 

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Program Content Area: Geriatrics
Course Type: Self-study
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Intended Audience: PT, PTA, other healthcare professionals
CE Contact Hours: 6
Course Approval: IPTA Approval # 75-6489
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