When a person is younger than 65 years of age and experiencing memory difficulties, the concern is that it might be Alzheimers disease. Being proactive includes understanding the changes, connecting with appropriate resources and developing compensatory strategies.
Course created on December 8, 2014
- After this course, participants will be able to describe common difficulties with memory and cognition in the earlier stages of young onset dementia.
- After this course, participants will be able to list strategies to assist with daily routines and other responsibilities.
- After this course, participants will be able to list resources to assist with long term planning.
|0-15 Minutes||Introduction and overview|
|15-45 Minutes||Issues and concerns|
|45-55 Minutes||Strategies and resources|
|55-60 Minutes||Conclusion; Q&A|
Kathryn M. Kilpatrick, MA, CCC-SLP
Kathryn Kilpatrick's experience as a speech-language pathologist for 4 decades led to the development of Communication Connection (www.connectionsincommunication.com). She is a national motivational speaker and the author of more than 35 products including conversation starters, therapy workbooks, reminiscence puzzles and her popular Memory Fitness Toolkit. She created Memory Fitness Matters (www.memoryfitnessmatters.com) to address the increased concerns many caregivers and family members have expressed about their memory and successful aging.
She is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of older adults and supporting their families, friends and caregivers. Kathryn specializes in training staff and volunteers in maximizing communication and connection with older adults with hearing, vision, memory challenges and how to modify activities.
For decades she has been helping those families who have loved ones with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia to enhance the quality of the journey they walk together as she did with her mother. She now provides training on person-directed care, creating a lifestyle care plan and private consultations so others can learn how to meet a person where they are currently able to function to maximize safety and interactions.
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)
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