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How to Reverse Insulin Resistance for Long-Term Weight Loss and Disease Prevention

Published by <p>This presentation explains how to reverse insulin resistance naturally with sustainable lifestyle changes. Topics discussed include: A detailed discussion of macronutrients including different types of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats; how to use time-restricted feeding to lower insulin; the best types of exercise to lower insulin; a discussion of sleep, stress, and toxins as they relate […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Assessing Pain in Individuals Diagnosed with Dementia

Published by <p>This clinical reference provides therapy practitioners a way to assess accurate pain levels in individuals with dementia. Felton, N., Lewis, J. S., Cockburn, S.-J., Hodgson, M., & Dawson, S. (2021). Pain assessment for individuals with advanced dementia in Care Homes: A Systematic Review. Geriatrics, 6(4), 101. Herr, K., Bursch, H., Ersek, M., Miller, L. L., & […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Effects of Cued and Uncued Swallowing in Patients with Dementia (2021)

Published by <p>It is well known that swallowing changes typically develop as dementia causes neurological degeneration of cognition and motor function. Swallowing is a growing concern for individuals with dementia, with a prevalence of dysphagia of 13% to 57%. Cognitive awareness is needed for safe swallowing to recognize foods, motor planning and execution, and physiological and sensorimotor […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Taking the Burden Out of Sleep in Dementia

Published by <p>Therapists are informed of the impact of sleep disturbances on persons with dementia and their caregivers. Current evidence supporting non-pharmacological interventions and research supporting non-pharmacological interventions for sleep and how those may be incorporated into occupational therapy treatment planning for community-dwelling persons with dementia and their caregivers will be provided. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Quality of Life in People with Dementia: Measures, Methods, and Considerations

Published by <p>This course targets clinical issues of assessment of quality of life (QoL) in people with dementia. Grounded in a patient-centered approach, the course provides a rationale for the need of QoL assessments. Different types of QoL outcome measures and factors for consideration when selecting an outcome measure will be discussed. Barriers to the implementation of […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Collaborative Practice in SNFs: SLPs Supporting People with Dementia

Published by <p>This course will outline practical strategies to support SLPs’ management of cognitive-communication disorders of people living with dementia in SNFs. Special attention will be paid to collaborative practice with CNAs and tools to support best practice implementation and sustainability. Strategies for SLPs to position themselves as key members of the healthcare team will be provided. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Functional Memory Strategies for Mild Cognitive Impairment

Published by <p>Mild Cognitive Impairment is an emerging diagnosis with evidence to show that speech therapy for memory can be beneficial. This course will review pertinent concepts including Mild Cognitive Impairment, Cognitive Reserve, and the Life Participation Approach. We will look at best practices, and how to use them within functional scenarios to meaningfully impact functional outcomes […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Linking Resident Behavior to Dementia Care Communication: Effects of Emotional Tone (2010)

Published by <p>Sixteen video-recorded interactions between nursing staff and residents with dementia during bathing were used for analysis. The mean age of resident participants was 82.9 years, and all subjects had moderate-stage dementia, as determined from the Minimum Data Set Cognition Scale. The Emotional Tone Rating Scale (ETRS) was used to rate implicit staff communication during the […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis on the Effect of Reminiscence Therapy for People with Dementia (2019)

Published by <p>Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) are difficult to manage. Currently, various pharmacological and non- pharmacological treatments are being used to manage these symptoms for people with dementia. Some studies have reported that there was no effect of pharmacological interventions on the BPSD (Gitlin et al., 2009), while a few studies found potential benefits […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Promoting Activity, Independence and Stability in Early Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment (PrAISED): Development of an Intervention for People with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia (2018)

Published by <p>Older adults with dementia are at a high risk for falls and standard interventions have not been shown to be very effective in this population. A novel intervention is required that addresses the needs of older people with dementia in the community setting. This article used a systematic process to develop a dementia-specific intervention to […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>