This is Part 1 of a four-part series, Forget Me Not…Evaluation and Treatment of the Patient with Dementia. Dementia involves a scope of etiologies, severities, limitations, and treatment strategies. In this series, we will discuss how to effectively evaluate and treat patients with a variety of dementia types and stages within evidence-based practice. An in-depth discussion of functional and meaningful therapy will occur. Part 1 will describe types of dementia, stages of dementia and various risk factors that can contribute to cognitive decline in patients. This course is open captioned.
Course created on March 3, 2016
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the differences between reversible and irreversible dementias.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to classify dementia into types by symptoms and neurological hallmarks.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to distinguish between stages of dementia.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how to analyze risk factors to determine potential for cognitive decline in patients.
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction and Learner Outcomes|
|5-10 Minutes||Dementia Statistics|
|10-45 Minutes||Dementia Types and Characteristics|
|45-60 Minutes||Diagnosis and Medications|
|60-75 Minutes||Stage Overview and Mental Exams|
|75-85 Minutes||Decline or Dementia?|
|85-90 Minutes||Conclusion; Q&A|
Amber B. Heape, ClinScD, CCC-SLP, CDP
Amber is a dedicated advocate for the necessity and skilled nature of therapy services. She is the Regional Clinical Specialist for a large healthcare company, where she works with SNFs in 3 states on documentation compliance, clinical education, and clinical programs for PT, OT, and ST. She co-authored the company Trach and Vent Program as well as the Dysphagia Program.
Amber earned her doctoral degree at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, with a research focus on clinical supervision and student self-efficacy. She works as an adjunct professor, has authored numerous continuing education courses, and has presented at state and national conferences across the United States. Amber is a former SCSHA President and board member of the Council of State Association Presidents.
Amber’s clinical passion is serving the aging population, and making a difference in their quality of life. She is a Certified Dementia Professional and volunteers with organizations that promote and preserve quality care in the elderly.
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