- June 27, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
DSHA Evening Meeting:
Individual and Group Treatment for Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment or Dementia
Thursday, June 27, 2019
University of Delaware
Presenters: Alyssa Lanzi, Ph.D., CCC-SLP & Matthew Cohen, Ph.D.
1. learn about the diagnosis and classification of mild cognitive impairment and dementia
2. learn about patient-centered goal setting for individuals with MCI/dementia
3. learn about group-based approaches for addressing treatment goals.
Approximately 10% of men and 20% of women over 65 will develop Alzheimer’s disease or related condition that affects their cognition, communication, and swallowing. As the “baby boomer” generation ages, the already-high number of adults living with dementia will increase by ~30% before 2025. Speech-language pathologists are on the front lines of management/treatment of many dementia symptoms. This talk will provide (1) a brief overview of the diagnosis/classification of mild cognitive impairment and dementia, (2) strategies for patient-centered goal setting, and (3) group-based approaches for addressing treatment goals.
Dr. Lanzi is a speech-language pathologist and postdoctoral fellow in the University of Delaware Dept. of Communication Sciences & Disorders. She received her Ph.D. from the University of South Florida where she worked with Dr. Michelle Bourgeois to develop new person-centered assessment and treatment approaches for adults with mild cognitive impairment and dementia.
Dr. Cohen is a clinical neuropsychologist and Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders at the University of Delaware. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida and completed his clinical training at the Baltimore VA Medical Center and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. His research focuses on the development and dissemination/implementation of patient-reported outcomes measures for adults with cognitive and communication disorders.
*State CEUs for Delaware Licensure pending approval at Professional Board’s June 18th meeting
** Pending distance/streaming location
Admission to this event at no additional charge is a benefit of DSHA Membership
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