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Functional Cognitive Activities for Adults with Brain Injury or Stroke: A Sequential Approach

This one-day seminar introduces an innovative, alternative and effective approach to TBI and stroke rehabilitation. It proposes that therapists dealing with cognitive deficits conduct therapy sessions that steer away from work on primary cognitive skills in isolation and switch to having the patient perform comprehensive activities in ‘real-life’ environments. This is accomplished by utilization of a graded sequence of functional therapy activities. The main concept behind this approach is that three global factors influence the patient’s ‘real-life’ functioning. These factors include the awareness and management of: interpersonal relationships; the environment; and time constraints. Therefore, therapy activities in this sequence have been structured to interweave the three global factors so that the patient interacts dynamically with other people, physical space and time parameters during sessions. As the patient improves, expectations for sessions change as environmental demands increase and tasks become more complex. The levels of the sequence pertain to patients ranging from inpatient rehabilitation to those in community reintegration. Participants will leave this seminar with a better understanding of how patients’ success in cognitive rehabilitation requires a multidisciplinary effort, as well as an emphasis on ‘real-life’ activities to achieve maximum independence. 6 CEUs. Fee per person EARLY BIRD 10 days before seminar: $189, $179 each for two to four people, $169 each for five or more. Fee per person REGULAR less than 10 days before the seminar: $209, $199 each for two to four, $189 each for five or more.

 
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Posted by on November 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

 
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NCCDP/ICCDP Alzheimer’s Free staff in-service downloads

Begin downloading free staff in-services on November 1st which includes power point, hand outs, pre tests and post tests.

 

For the sixth year, the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners and International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners is offering The National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners / ICCDP Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Staff Education Week February 14th to the 21st offers Free Staff Training In-services and Tool Kit. The Tool Kit and In-services are free and available at www.NCCDP.org. The free tool kit and In-services includes many Power Point in-services to use for training your staff, family, volunteers and congregation. Begin downloading November 1st to March15th. Many of the in-service are designed to be taught in 30 minutes. Each year new in-services and topics are added to the archives.

The Tool Kit, In-services and the declaration by the NCCDP / ICCDP Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Staff Education Week February 14th to the 21st was developed to bring national and international awareness to the importance of providing comprehensive dementia education by means of face to face interactive classroom environment to all healthcare professionals, front line staff and First responders and to go above and beyond the minimum state, national or country requirements regarding initial dementia education and to require ongoing dementia education.

“Because when they know better, they do better.” Maya Angelou

Examples of NCCDP / ICCDP Staff Free In-services include:

  • Understanding CTE
  • Recognizing Anxiety in the Elderly
  • Senior Bullying Across the Ages: Senior’s Bullying Other Seniors
  • Understanding Pseudobulbar Affect PBA – Involuntary Outbursts of Crying and Laughing
  • Leading Age and Anti Psychotics Reduction
  • Brain Fog…Is a Legit Diagnosis!
  • Travel Guidelines for People with Dementia
  • The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
  • Improving Dementia Care-Reducing Unnecessary Antipsychotic Medications
  • Lewy Body Dementia: When it isn’t Alzheimer’s
  • Time Slips
  • Preventing Resident to Resident Altercations / Aggression
  • Broken Trust: Elders, Family and Finance-Financial Abuse
  • Sexual Violence in later Life
  • Do’s and Don’ts for Dementia Gardens
  • Importance of Brain Games to Improve Cognition
  • Understanding Frontotemporal Degeneration
  • Fall into Fall – Fall prevention in-service for Dementia clients
  • Sexuality and Intimacy: A Guide for Dementia Patients in LTC Settings & Home Care
  • Project Life Saver – (Elopement What You Need To Know)
  • Your caregiver personality: Why it’s a very important care giving skill
  • CAREGIVER RESOURCE: CARING FROM THE HEART
  • Life Review: Practice Techniques for Clients & Caregivers
  • Spiritual Care When Dementia Is Present: Holding Fast to the Memory of God
  • AND MANY MORE
  • Free In-services includes power point, hand outs, pre test, post tests, answers, in-service evaluation and in-service certificates.
  • AND MANY MORE

The free tool kit includes:

  • The free tool kit includes: Nurse Educator of the Year Nomination Forms
  • Nomination Forms for NCCDP / ICCDP Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Staff Education Week Contest
  • Proclamations for Governors, Senators and Mayor
  • Letters to the Editors Promoting Your Program
  • 97 Ways to Promote Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Staff Education Week
  • Promotional materials
  • Resources and Important Web Sites and much more
 
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Posted by on November 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

 
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Add a bird show or display to your next event!

Earthwingsprovides educational programs & displays for schools, businesses and special events throughout Utah to help people of all ages understand, appreciate and respect the unique natures, abilities and majesty exhibited by our live birds in on-site demonstrations.

 
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Posted by on November 19, 2013 in Uncategorized

 
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Reptile & bird shows for special events

Break the mold of the traditional activity and schedule a special reptile or bird show for your residents.

 

 

 
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Posted by on November 19, 2013 in Uncategorized

 
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Population: Youth

 
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Posted by on November 10, 2013 in Uncategorized

 
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Wii based Movement Therapy for Stroke Rehabilitation

Wii based Movement Therapy for Stroke Rehabilitation

 
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Posted by on November 10, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Music Therapy for Alzheimer’s Patients

Studies have shown that listening to familiar music can significantly improve mood and alertness, reduce agitation, and can help with a number of behavioral issues that are common in the middle-stages of the disease. Even in the late-stages of Alzheimer’s a person may be able to tap a beat or sing lyrics to a song from childhood.

http://www.news-journal.com/panola/life/savvy-senior-music-therapy-for-alzheimer-s-patients/article_232ad48e-5cef-5a70-8485-14f975dbde2a.html

Top 10s for Memory

Even though individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory impairments may not recall the name of a particular song or why they know it, they convey a sense of “knowing” through their responses of increased attention, positive affect and reduced agitation. Here’s a list of the top 10 songs of different genres and era’s:

http://musictherapy.imnf.org/services/category/top-10s-for-memory

Free guide to creating a personalized playlist:

http://musicandmemory.org/request-guide/

Additional link from the Alzheimer’s Foundation on the benefits of music and memory

http://www.alzfdn.org/EducationandCare/art_therapy.html

Music Therapist in Utah:

Utah Association of Recreation Therapy

 

 

 
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Posted by on November 9, 2013 in Uncategorized