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6 Hours 02 Minutes
27 Mar, 2018
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ROB WINNINGHAM, PhD, has over 20 years of experience working on applied memory issues and has developed novel approaches to maximize the efficacy of physical, occupational, and speech therapy. He is a popular continuing education presenter and strives to provide information and resources that can be used immediately. He creates brain stimulation activities for thousands of communities and rehabilitation facilities as a part of Dr. Rob's Cranium Crunches on activityconnection.com. Dr. Winningham is a full Professor and Chair of the Behavioral Sciences Division at Western Oregon University, where he manages the Psychology and Gerontology Departments.
Financial: Robert Winningham is a professor at Western Oregon University. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Robert Winningham has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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- Describe the research findings that support the “Use It or Lose It” theory of memory and aging, and apply these findings to clinical intervention selection
- Explain the neuropsychological foundations of dementia and other conditions that cause memory loss in clients and patients
- Analyze cognitive rehabilitation enhancement programs for people of varying cognitive abilities, and describe how to apply them in a clinical setting
- List three pharmacological treatments for clients and patients with dementia
- Demonstrate effective cognitive rehabilitation activities to reduce symptoms in clients
- Determine ways to motivate depressed, apathetic, and anxious clients to improve treatment outcomes
USE IT OR LOSE IT: MAXIMIZING MEMORY ABILITY
- Latest research related to the “Use It or Lose It” theory of memory and aging
- 52 cognitively stimulating activities for older adults
- Cognitive enhancement intervention studies: What works and what doesn’t
MEMORY AND COGNITION
- Why do cognitive abilities change as we get older?
- What cognitive abilities decrease in older adulthood?
- What cognitive abilities are preserved in older adulthood?
- Interactive Lab: Communicating with patients/ residents as well as family members about memory and dementia issues
MEMORY AND THE BRAIN
- Neuropsychology basics
- Paying attention: The importance of the frontal lobes
- Frontal lobe: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI)
UNDERSTANDING DEMENTIA AND MEMORY LOSS
- Different types of dementia
- Delirium: The importance of recognizing it and getting treatment
- Symptoms and courses of the different types of dementia
- Pharmacological treatments for dementia: A primer
- Patients with traumatic brain injury
- Patients with mild cognitive impairment
DEVELOPING YOUR OWN COGNITIVE ENHANCEMENT PROGRAMS
- Where, when, and how often
- Screening participants
- Components of an effective cognitive enhancement program
- Designing group-based programs for people of varying abilities
- 20-day curriculum of cognitive enhancement activitie
COGNITIVE REHABILITATION ACTIVITIES
- Password-protected website
- How to use it
- Tools readily printed and implemented
- Activities for improving cognitive abilities
- Introduction to the activities
- Specific cognitive abilities improved by each activity
- Interactive Lab: Practice cognitive rehabilitation activities in small groups
MOTIVATING DEPRESSED, APATHETIC, AND ANXIOUS CLIENTS
- How to motivate people to get the most out of therapy and activities
- Speech-Language Pathologists
- Occupational Therapists
- Occupational Therapy Assistants
- Physical Therapists
- Physical Therapist Assistants
- Activity Directors
- Recreational Therapists
- Social Workers
- Nursing Home and Assisted Living Administrators
- Case Managers
- Nurse Practitioners
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