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Dementia: Writing Appropriate Goals for Patients
Presented by Amber B. Heape, ClinScD, CCC-SLP, FNAP, CMD, CMDCP
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Course: #10093Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Many therapists understand the evidence-based treatment approaches for dementia, but are unsure how to write an effective goal to support these. This course describes how to select treatments and write goals according to stage of decline, patient-specific needs, and intended discharge location.

Montessori Method for Dementia and Aging: Overview & Applications to Speech Therapy
Presented by Megan L. Malone, MA, CCC-SLP
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Course: #10053Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course provides an overview of using Montessori methods when working with the aging population and patients with dementia. This approach is evidence-based, person-centered, and based on the Montessori educational philosophy that promotes independence, engagement in activities, and care for one’s self, others and the environment. Application of Montessori principles to speech therapy and caregiving interactions is also described.

The Role of Resilience in Alzheimer's Dementia
Presented by Teresa Fair-field, OTD, OTR/L
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Course: #9981Level: Intermediate1 Hour
With current research focusing on resilience factors such as sleep and exercise that may impact the presentation and severity of Alzheimer's, SLPs have an opportunity to activate an elder's best defenses against the effects of dementia. This course focuses on health promotion activities to deploy in individual, group, and community health settings, across any adult/older adult population interested in building cognitive resilience.

Brain Health Basics: Strategies for SLPs to Support Healthy Aging for Adult Patients
Presented by Megan L. Malone, MA, CCC-SLP, Jennifer Loehr, MA, CCC-SLP
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Course: #9785Level: Introductory1 Hour
This Back to Basics course focuses on the preventative aspect of improving brain health with adult patients, with emphasis on elements that SLPs can target during instruction or counseling aspects of patient treatment and caregiver support. Additional information is provided on advocacy for these services and community outreach to organizations working with older adults.

Mental Health and Aging: An Introduction for Healthcare Professionals
Presented by Megan L. Malone, MA, CCC-SLP, Jennifer Loehr, MA, CCC-SLP
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Course: #9745Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course defines the most common mental health diagnoses found in the elderly population, including risk factors and symptoms. Further instruction is provided on preventing caregiver burnout and other action items for the healthcare professional working with patients with mental illness.

Sleep: The Challenge of Aging
Presented by Teresa Fair-field, OTD, OTR/L
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Course: #9311Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Do we accept that disrupted sleep is "normal" in the elderly? What is understood about the nature of those sleep difficulties? This course will discuss specific sleep challenges in the elderly as well as appropriate therapist responses and treatment options. Sleep culture in residential environments, and how those environments can be improved for sleep promotion, will also be addressed.

Using Montessori Intervention in Dementia Care: Part 2
Presented by Amanda Stead, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #9270Level: Introductory1 Hour
This is Part 2 of a two-part series. This course will focus on purposes for and ways to use Montessori-based interventions in elder and dementia care. Specific examples, goals, and case studies will be discussed for easy integration into clinical work. (Part 1 - Course 9312)

Using Montessori Intervention in Dementia Care: Part 1
Presented by Amanda Stead, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #9239Level: Introductory1 Hour
This is Part 1 of a two-part series. This course will focus on the purpose and process of using Montessori-based interventions in elder and dementia care. Specific examples, goals and implementation steps will be discussed for easy integration into clinical work.

Dementia Diaries Part 4: Real-World Interventions!
Presented by Amber B. Heape, ClinScD, CCC-SLP, CDP, CMDCP
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Course: #9192Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is Part 4 of a four-part series, Dementia Diaries. This course will discuss evidence-based practice and how clinicians can apply it to real-world therapy activities. Skilled documentation examples for each activity will be provided.

Dementia Diaries Part 3: Evidence-Based Intervention
Presented by Amber B. Heape, ClinScD, CCC-SLP, CDP, CMDCP
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Course: #9180Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is Part 3 of a four-part series, Dementia Diaries. This course will provide an in-depth review of evidence-based interventions used by SLPs to treat patients with dementia. Documentation requirements will be reviewed, and examples of skilled documentation will be presented.

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