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Memory Difficulties (0.2 CEUs /2 Contact Hrs)

Course Name: Memory Difficulties (0.2 CEUs /2 Contact Hrs)
Course Key: HLX #0005
Course Summary: Memory Difficulties Beyond Normal Aging
Author: Kathryn M. Kilpatrick M.A. CCC/SLP
Quiz Attempts Remaining: Unlimited
Days Remaining to Complete: 365
Price($): $27.00
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With memory fitness and concerns about possible decline on the minds of a significant part of the population, health care professionals, families, and caregivers can benefit from learning ways to effectively address the concerns of those adults experiencing memory loss and cognitive decline. Frequently there are changes in capabilities and subsequent frustrations which can manifest in decreased communication and activity participation, subtle safety concerns, and increased family/caregiver stress.

Aging with memory loss and cognitive decline involves incorporating appropriate strategies into the daily routine to allow a person to participate in their daily lives with families, friends and caregivers. The key to effective intervention begins with understanding the subtle but meaningful changes that are being observed and how they can impact their routine, interests, and ultimately overall safety. From there, an assessment of their strengths and interests as well as the capabilities of their support system allows the development of effective communication strategies based on the person's declining functioning.


Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:
Describe the typical difficulties associated with progression of memory loss
Identify proactive modifications
Explain activities for continued cognitive stimulation
Create a plan to enhance quality of life when there is a mild/moderate memory impairment.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kathryn Kilpatrick, M.A. CCC/SLP specializes in speech-language pathology, rehabilitation of communication deficits as it relates to areas such as stroke, neurological deficits including TBI. Kathryn has extensive experience in home health care, Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Also she is a national speaker and author of many products related to communication, person-centered care, activities to enhance quality of life of the older adult, reminiscence products and nationally and internationally used workbooks in rehabilitation since 1977. In addition, she has a private practice as a geriatric communication consultant, works with employee assistance programs, and creates care assessment reports for elder law attorneys. Kathryn is a memory fitness coach and specialist with emphasis on memory fitness for successful aging and lifelong learning programs.

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