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Cognitive Therapy for Dementia: Effective Evaluation & Therapeutic Interventions

This invaluable workshop focuses on the variables associated with learning for cognitively impaired patients. You will learn the characteristics of dementia for effective differentiation as well as how to accurately stage your patients. Take away an array of therapeutic approaches based on the patient’s diagnosis and stage level for successful intervention. This seminar will broaden your understanding of memory and pharmacology and provide evidence-based direct and indirect interventions to help you find the right approach for each patient. Additionally, you will discover how to fully comply with the recent Medicare policies and how these changes will impact treatment of your patients.Key benefits:
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Faculty:
Peter R. Johnson
Duration:
6 Hours 39 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Jan 22, 2016

Description

  • Differentiation of Dementias
  • Etiology of Various Dementias
  • Staging Dementia & Clinical Interventions
  • System Models of Memory & Their Relationship to Dementia
  • Medicare Compliance, Medical Necessity & Jimmo v. Sebelius
  • Evidenced-based Direct & Indirect Therapeutic Interventions
  • iPad® Applications for Cognitive Therapy

This invaluable workshop focuses on the variables associated with learning for cognitively impaired patients. You will learn the characteristics of dementia for effective differentiation as well as how to accurately stage your patients. Take away an array of therapeutic approaches based on the patient’s diagnosis and stage level for successful intervention. This seminar will broaden your understanding of memory and pharmacology and provide evidence-based direct and indirect interventions to help you find the right approach for each patient. Additionally, you will discover how to fully comply with the recent Medicare policies and how these changes will impact treatment of your patients.

Key benefits:

  • Differentiate cortical and sub-cortical, static and dynamic, and reversible cognitive impairment
  • Determine the patient’s stages of dementia to modify intervention practices
  • Differentiate the forms of memory and the dementia diagnosis associated with each form
  • Document cognitive therapy for adult patients with dementia in accordance with Medicare guidelines
  • Utilize peer reviewed research regarding treatment strategies
  • Explain environmental adaptations utilized for the patient with dementia
  • Utilize visual cues during therapy to facilitate memory
  • Understand Jimmo v. Sebelius implications for therapy

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Outline

Differentiation of Dementias
  • Cortical & Sub-cortical
  • Static or Dynamic/Reversible
Etiology of Various Dementias
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Parkinson’s
  • Vascular Dementia
  • Huntington’s
  • Lewy Body
  • Frontotemporal Dementia
  • Wilson’s
  • PSP
  • Cerebral Degeneration
  • Basil Ganglia Degeneration
 
Stages of Dementia/Clinical Staging
Identification of Models of Memory & Their Relationship to Dementia
  • Etiology & Symptoms
    • Sensory Memory
    • Working Memory
    • Declarative Memory
  • Non-declarative Memory
Medicare Compliance, Medical Necessity, Goal Writing
  • Jimmo v. Sebelius – Impact on treatment
Evaluation Tests
  • Brief Cognitive Rating Scale
  • Global Deterioration Scale
  • St. Louis University Mental Status Test (SLUMS)
  • Stroop Test
  • Trails A & B
  • Cognitive Linguistic Quick Test
  • Scales of Cognitive and Communication Ability for Neurorehab (SCCAN)
  • Environmental and Communication Assessment Toolkit for Dementia (ECAT )
  • MCI Screen
  • Allen Crosswalk & Cognitive Levels
Direct Therapeutic Interventions for Dementia
  • Spaced Retrieval
  • Priming
  • Reminiscence Therapy
  • Medications
  • Montessori Principles
  • Allen’s Techniques
  • Chaining Techniques
  • Attention Training Techniques
  • Sensory Stimulation Techniques
  • Errorless Learning Techniques
  • Meta-memory Exercises
  • Cognitive Rehab Dining
  • Appropriate iPad® Apps for Cognitive Therapy
Indirect Therapeutic Interventions for Dementia
  • Environmental Adaptations
  • Assistive Techniques for Cognition
  • Simulated Presence Therapy
  • Linguistic Manipulations
  • External Aids
  • Caregiver Education

Faculty

Peter R. Johnson, PhD, CCC-SLP Related seminars and products: 3


Peter R. Johnson, PhD, CCC-SLP, earned his MS and PhD in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh and an Executive Graduate Degree in Healthcare Financial Management from Ohio State University. As a healthcare consultant , Dr. Johnson develops continuing education programs, coaches one-on-one mentoring, and assists in the development of memory units. His previous experience includes working in acute care, home care, outpatient clinics and long-term care.

Dr. Johnson served as a Column Editor for the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (SID 13) Dysphagia Newsletter and the (SID 11) Administration and Supervision Newsletter. He is a four-time recipient of the President's Award and the Outstanding Service Award from the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. He is the Chair of the Florida Department of Health State Licensing Board for Speech- Language Pathologists and Audiologists.

Dr. Johnson has co-authored several books including Business Matters: A Guide for the Speech-Language Pathologist; Drugs and Dysphagia: How Medications Can Affect Eating and Swallowing and Practical Pharmacology in Rehabilitation: Effect of Medication on Therapy and the newest book, A Clinician’s Guide to the Successful Evaluation and Treatment of Dementia, published in 2016.

Disclosures:
Financial: Peter Johnson has an employment relationship with Select Medical. He is an adjunct faculty member at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Johnson receives royalties as an author for Pro-Ed and Human Kinetics. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: Peter Johnson is a board member and vice-chairman for the Florida Department of Health/Board of Speech- Language Pathology and Audiology.