This course will outline the diagnostic criteria that differentiate MCI from dementia and discuss useful measures for establishing baseline levels of cognitive and language symptoms. A Memory Strategies treatment group for addressing client and caregiver concerns about maintaining memory functioning and delaying or preventing conversion to dementia will be described.
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This course was recorded on June 29, 2012
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Michelle Bourgeois, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Michelle S. Bourgeois, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, is a Professor in the Department of Speech & Hearing Science, The Ohio State University. She has received numerous grants from the National Institutes of Aging (NIA) and the Alzheimer’s Association to investigate interventions for spousal and nursing home caregivers designed to improve the quality and quantity of communicative interactions with residents with dementia, to evaluate memory aids and interventions for persons with dementia and traumatic brain injury, and to develop training programs for institutional caregivers. A clinical researcher, Dr. Bourgeois has published numerous research articles, training manuals and CDs, and books. She was the recipient of the 2007 Barry Reisberg Award for Non-Pharmacologic Research, Theory, and Clinical Practice.
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