Seminar Detail

Dementia: Cognitive Rehabilitation Strategies for Effective Evaluation & Treatment

Where:
SPRINGFIELD, MA
When:
Friday, March 17, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

This invaluable workshop focuses on the variables associated with learning for cognitively impaired patients. You will learn the characteristics of dementia for effective differentiation as well as how to accurately stage your patients. Walk away with an array of therapeutic approaches based on the patient’s diagnosis and stage level for successful intervention. This seminar will broaden your understanding of memory and pharmacology and provide evidence-based direct and indirect interventions to help you find the right approach for each patient. Additionally, you will discover how to fully comply with the recent Medicare policies and how these changes will impact treatment of your patients.

Key benefits of attending:
  • Differentiate cortical and sub-cortical, static and dynamic, and reversible cognitive impairment
  • Determine the patient’s stages of dementia to modify intervention practices
  • Differentiate the forms of memory and the dementia diagnosis associated with each form
  • Document cognitive therapy for adult patients with dementia in accordance with Medicare guidelines
  • Utilize peer reviewed research regarding treatment strategies
  • Explain environmental adaptations utilized for the patient with dementia
  • Utilize visual cues during therapy to facilitate memory
  • Understand Jimmo v. Sebelius implications for therapy
Objectives:
  1. Explain the differences between cortical and sub-cortical dementias.
  2. Accurately stage the patient with cognitive impairment and understand how that staging level relates to the type of therapy that would be applied for this patient.
  3. Differentiate the forms of memory and the dementia diagnosis associated with each form.
  4. Describe an appropriate iPad® application for cognitive therapy.
  5. Discuss one functional long-term goal and two functional short-term goals for cognitive therapy.
  6. Describe the appropriate therapeutic intervention strategies for different cognitive impairments.
OUTLINE

Differentiation of Dementias
  • Cortical & Sub-cortical
  • Static or Dynamic/Reversible
Etiology of Various Dementias
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Parkinson’s
  • Vascular Dementia
  • Huntington’s
  • Lewy Body
  • Frontotemporal Dementia
  • Wilson’s
  • PSP
  • Cerebral Degeneration
  • Basis Ganglia Degeneration
Stages of Dementia/Clinical Staging

Identification of Models of Memory & Their Relationship to Dementia
  • Etiology & Symptoms
  • +Sensory Memory
  • +Working Memory
  • +Declarative Memory
  • Non-declarative Memory
Medicare Compliance, Medical Necessity, Goal Writing
  • Jimmo v. Sebelius - Impact on treatment
Evaluation Tests
  • Brief Cognitive Rating Scale
  • Global Deterioration Scale
  • St. Louis University Mental Status Test (SLUMS)
  • Stroop Test
  • Trails A & B
  • Cognitive Linguistic Quick Test
  • Scales of Cognitive and Communication Ability for Neurorehab (SCCAN)
  • Environmental and Communication Assessment Toolkit for Dementia (ECAT)
  • MCI Screen
  • Allen Crosswalk & Cognitive Levels
Direct Therapeutic Interventions for Dementia
  • Spaced Retrieval
  • Priming
  • Reminiscence Therapy
  • Medications
  • Montessori Principles
  • Allen’s Techniques
  • Chaining Techniques
  • Attention Training Techniques
  • Sensory Stimulation Techniques
  • Errorless Learning Techniques
  • Meta-memory Exercises
  • Cognitive Rehab Dining
  • Appropriate iPad® Apps for Cognitive Therapy
Indirect Therapeutic Interventions for Dementia
  • Environmental Adaptations
  • Assistive Techniques for Cognition
  • Simulated Presence Therapy
  • Linguistic Manipulations
  • External Aids
  • Caregiver Education

PETER R JOHNSON, PHD, CCC-SLP

Peter R. Johnson, PhD, CCC-SLP, earned his MS and PhD in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh and an Executive Graduate Degree in Healthcare Financial Management from Ohio State University. As a healthcare consultant, Dr. Johnson develops continuing education programs, coaches one-on-one mentoring, and assists in the development of memory units. His previous experience includes working in acute care, home care, outpatient clinics and long-term care.

Dr. Johnson served as a Column Editor for the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (SID 13) Dysphagia Newsletter and the (SID 11) Administration and Supervision Newsletter. He is a four-time recipient of the President’s Award and the Outstanding Service Award from the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. He is the Chair of the Florida Department of Health State Licensing Board for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists.

Dr. Johnson has co-authored several books including Business Matters: A Guide for the Speech-Language Pathologist, Drugs and Dysphagia: How Medications Can Affect Eating and Swallowing and Practical Pharmacology in Rehabilitation: Effect of Medication on Therapy and the newest book, A Clinician’s Guide to the Successful Evaluation and Treatment of Dementia, published in 2016.


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Peter Johnson maintains a private practice. Dr. Johnson receives royalties as an author for Pro-Ed and Human Kinetics. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Peter Johnson is Chair of the Florida Department of Health/Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.
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