Seminar Detail

Dementia: Cognitive Rehabilitation Strategies for Effective Evaluation & Treatment
Dementia: Cognitive Rehabilitation Strategies for Effective Evaluation & Treatment

Where:   FAIRFAX, VA

When:  Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

In this invaluable workshop, you will learn the characteristics of dementia for effective differentiation of dementia as well as how to accurately stage your patients. You will walk away with 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 (Jimmo vs. Sebelius) and how these changes will impact treatment of your patients.

Key benefits of attending:
  • 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 and the big implications for cognitive therapy
Objectives:

  1. Explain the differences between cortical and sub-cortical dementias.
  2. Accurately stage the patient with cognitive impairment.
  3. Utilize the patient’s staging level to design/modify treatment interventions.
  4. Differentiate the forms of memory and the dementia diagnosis associated with each form.
  5. Discuss one functional long-term goal and two functional short-term goals for cognitive therapy.
  6. Employ appropriate therapeutic intervention strategies for different cognitive impairments.
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

JERRY K HOEPNER, PHD, CCC-SLP

Jerry Hoepner, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an associate professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders department at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. He has 15 years of clinical experience and more than 10 years of teaching experience in the areas of acquired cognitive disorders, dysphagia, neurological aspects of communication, aphasia and related disorders, anatomy and physiology, research and speech and hearing science.

Dr. Hoepner’s research interests include self-assessment, video self-modeling, and coaching everyday partners of individuals with traumatic brain injuries and aphasia. He also researches teaching pedagogies and self-assessment in university students. Dr. Hoepner’s clinical interests include utilizing everyday routines to reduce demands on working memory and optimize executive functions. He is actively involved in community-based brain injury, aphasia groups and aphasia camp. In addition, Dr. Hoepner acts as a clinical supervisor and is active in student-faculty collaborative research projects.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Minnesota State University – Mankato in psychology and his master’s degree from University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire in communicative disorders. Dr. Hoepner completed his doctorate in communicative sciences and disorders at UW Madison with an emphasis in neurosciences and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Jerry Hoepner is an assistant professor and researcher at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Dr. Jerry Hoepner is on the board of directors for the Chippewa Valley Aphasia Group.
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