Megan Malone and Jenny Loehr review assessment and treatment of dementia, beginning with an overview of different types of dementia and concluding with goal development and treatment. This is an audio-only podcast with references and further resources included as handouts.
Course created on August 26, 2019
- After this course, participants will be able to identify 3 different types of dementia-related diagnoses.
- After this course, participants will be able to list 3 physical considerations that may be associated with dementia.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe a strength-based model for dementia care.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify key principles for goal setting/care planning for dementia.
- After this course, participants will be able to list 3 treatment interventions used with patients with dementia.
|5-10 Minutes||Dementia definition/incidence/prevalence|
|10-20 Minutes||Types of dementia|
|20-25 Minutes||Physical considerations|
|25-30 Minutes||Strength-based model|
|30-40 Minutes||Goal of assessment/treatment with dementia|
|40-50 Minutes||Assessment in dementia|
|50-60 Minutes||Goal prioritization/treatment|
Megan L. Malone
Megan Malone is a speech-language pathologist working as a Clinical Instructor at Kent State University and in-home health care for Kindred At Home. She previously worked for 9 years as a senior research associate and lead trainer at Myers Research Institute, in Cleveland, OH where she oversaw federally/privately funded grants focused on implementing interventions with older adults with dementia. She is the co-author of the book, Here’s How to Treat Dementia (Plural Publishing, 2013), has spoken numerous times at the annual conventions of the American Speech and Hearing Association, Gerontological Society of America, American Society on Aging, and the Alzheimer’s Association, along with several state speech and hearing conventions. She has published articles in the Journal of Communication Disorders, Alzheimer’s Care Quarterly, The Gerontologist, and Dementia.
Jenny Loehr is a speech-language pathologist working as a Field Integration Lead for Encompass Health training therapists and nurses on compliance, treatment management, and documentation guidelines in home health and hospice. She is the co-author of the book Here’s How to Treat Dementia (Plural Publishing, 2013) and has spoken numerous times at annual events such as the American Speech and Hearing convention, Leading Age Conference and meetings for the National Association for Home Care and Hospice.
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