Recorded Online course - Cognitive/Memory Deficits: Effective Understanding Of; Assessment and Interventions!
Recorded Online course - Cognitive/Memory Deficits: Effective Understanding Of; Assessment and Interventions!
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  • Improve memory and cognition in individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI), concussion, cerebral vascular accidents (CVA’s) and individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI)/early stage dementia.
  • The single greatest intervention that positively affects memory/cognitive decline regardless of age/impairment
  • Practice the latest interventions for improving the ability to make new neural connections (brain plasticity) for improving memory/cognition.
  • Cognitive stimulation, cognitive training and cognitive rehabilitation, what’s the difference?
  • The importance of: Exercise programs and therapy intervention for depression, sleep issues, mental inactivity and more.

Often overlooked, many co-morbidities and reversible factors can complicate the proper identification of the problem at the root of your client’s memory/cognitive decline—leading you down a frustrating path that fails to get results.

Understanding memory/cognitive issues related to ethnicity, education level, obesity, diabetes and other contributing factors is critical to accurately assessing and identifying the most appropriate intervention and safe discharge environment.

Gain insight into the latest evidence based assessment/interventions. Understand fact from fiction and guide your clients to effective intervention strategies.

Attend and you will learn:

  • Proactive strategies for clients who want to prevent memory loss as well as those who have mild cognitive impairment, early stage dementia, or cognitive deficits after a stroke/TBI
  • To prioritize treatment sessions to focus on your client’s functional deficits.
  • Assessments for executive function, fall risk, driving ability and overall safety
  • What compensatory strategies work
  • Cognitive Rehab: What the evidence based practice says
  • Extensive/valid resources for use with clients, family and caregivers
  • 75 cognitively stimulating activities for adults
  • Effective communication strategies for dealing with client’s, families, peers and MD’s.
Speaker biography

Maxwell Perkins, MS, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist with extensive experience with interdisciplinary clinical management focusing on the geriatric population. His clinical focus is on effective assessment and intervention for older adults experiencing memory/cognition issues in a variety of clinical settings including, acute inpatient/outpatient and skilled nursing facilities. Maxwell is an independent consultant/educator and previously served as the rehab education director for two large health care organizations.

Maxwell co-authored the article, “Interdisciplinary Team Approach in the Rehabilitation of Hip/Knee Arthroplasties”, which was published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy. He presents workshops at both the local, regional and state level and is an adjunct professor in the Pacific University Occupational Therapy program in Forrest Grove, Oregon.  He is a member of the State of Oregon Occupational Therapy Licensure Board.

Maxwell earned his MS in Health Care Policy and Administration from Mercer University and his BS in occupational therapy from the Medical College of Georgia.

Course Objective(s)

At the completion of this seminar, the attendee should be able to:

  •  Assess the limitations and strengths of the most commonly used cognitive assessments to inform related to client’s level of functioning.
  •  Utilize an assessment tool that quickly determines a client’s ability to retain new information.
  • Implement effective treatment interventions, including computer-based cognitive training, in the management of memory/cognition decline.
  • Characterize at least six conditions/co-morbidities that impact cognitive/memory function and design intervention strategies that with remediation, may lead to an improvement in cognition/memory ability.
  • Categorize normal vs. abnormal cognitive/memory deficits and implement appropriate interventions.
  • Implement effective functional intervention strategies that will have an impact on a client’s functional cognitive/memory status as well as ambulation and ADL/IADL independence.
Course Outline

Alzheimer’s; Dementia; Delirium:  Differentializing, clinical symptoms and gender/ethnic differences.

Risk factor alerts/reversible causes.  Marijuana:  What does the evidence say?

Executive Functions:  Normal vs. abnormal Cognition/Memory changes; Cognition/Memory decline. 

 Assessment/intervention for medication management; depression; sleep issues.  Effect on physical/mental functioning.

Assessment and intervention techniques/resource information.

Speed of Processing training; Cognitive training; brain plasticity.  How to effectively incorporate to impact treatment intervention.

Falls; dual tasking; Driving Assessment/Intervention; physical activity.


On demand recording of online course.

CEUs will be awarded after launching and completing all the course items from your learning dashboard after purchase:

handouts, recorded course video, quiz and course evaluation. 

Registration Information

Target Audience: This course will benefit Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapy Assistants • Speech-Language Pathologists • Physical Therapists Physical Therapists Assistants • Social Workers • Nurses • Nursing Home Administrators • Assisted Living Administrators Long Term/Acute Care Professionals • Case Managers • Activity Directors • Recreational Therapists* Psychologists.  

Registration Fee: The registration fee is $100 for Providence caregivers, $175 for all other registrants.

Refund Policy: No refunds will be offered for this on demand course.

Contact Hours: This course qualifies for 6.5 contact hours for Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech Language Pathologists and Speech Language Pathology Assistants in Oregon and Washington. Providence is also an approved provider for physical therapy continuing education in New York State. This course may be approved for other disciplines and states, please email if you have questions regarding CEUs.