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Speech Therapists in the Bathroom: Our Role in ADLs with Cog-Comm Disorders

Published by <p>This course discusses the role of the SLP in assessing and treating cognitive-communication disorders in the context of activities of daily living (ADLs). SLPs can provide essential communication support during ADLs. We will review evidence-based interventions that can decrease agitation and resistance, discuss interventions for treatment and barriers related to confidence to assist in ADLs, […] <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>

Rethink Cognitive Rehab: Assessment & Treatment for Executive Functioning

Published by <p>This course will discuss the speech pathologist’s role in cognitive rehab, how to assess for executive dysfunction outside of the standardized assessment box, and treat using best practice guidelines according to the literature. By using real-life case examples, attendees will discover how to implement a person-centered approach to cognitive therapy using evidence-based treatments. <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>

Home Safety Screening

Published by <p>This screening can be used to assess the client’s ability to resolve safety issues around the home. <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>

Association Between the Onset of Physical Frailty and Executive Function in Community-Dwelling Elderly People (2022)

Published by <p>Studies have linked physical frailty with an increased risk for developing disorders within the elderly population. Some of these disorders include the risk of dependence on others, prolonged hospitalization, and increased mortality. There has been a reported increased risk for dementia due to physical frailty. However, current studies have not studied the link between physical […] <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>

The Effect of Hearing Aid Use on Cognition in Older Adults: Can We Delay Decline or Even Improve Cognitive Function? (2020)

Published by <p>Hearing loss incidence ranges from 30%-60% for individuals over 65 and 70-90% for those over 85 years of age. Many comorbidities are associated with hearing loss, including poorer physical health, anxiety, depression, loneliness, and isolation. Several studies and meta-analyses have demonstrated both peripheral hearing loss and central auditory dysfunction is associated with hearing loss, cognitive […] <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 Client-Centered Occupational Therapy on Behavioral Psychological Symptoms, Social Interaction, Occupational Performance, Quality of Life, and Caregiver Burden Among the Individuals with Dementia (2022)

Published by <p>This study used a two-group pretest-posttest design with participants (aged 65 years or older, attending a community daycare center, with a diagnosis of dementia, and a Clinical Dementia Rating Scale of 0.5 to 2.0 and Mini-Mental State Examination score of less than 23) randomly divided into the experimental (n=10) and control group (n=10). The Canadian […] <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>
Occupational therapy handout: Repositioning aids for caregivers

Repositioning Aids for Caregivers

Published by <p>This handout provides caregivers resources on positioning aids and what they are used for. <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>

Healthy Aging and Dementia: Findings from the Nun Study (2003)

Published by <p>The Nun’s ages ranged from 75 to 102 years when the study began in 1991. By 2002 the oldest participant survived to be 107 years old. A few different Sisters were identified as models for healthy aging, a mix of neuropathology, a low degree of neuropathology, and resistance to the clinical expression of neuropathy. Sister […] <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>

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>
Physical, occupational, and speech therapy printable resource: Assessing pain in individuals with dementia

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>