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Foundations of Dementia: Maximizing Functional Outcomes (WEB16042)

Presenter(s): Ken Brummel-Smith, MD; Valarie B. Fleming, PhD, CCC-SLP; Becky Khayum, MS, CCC-SLP; Emily Rogalski, PhD
Course Description

This course includes four recorded sessions from the 2016 online conference "Maximizing Functional Outcomes for Patients With Dementia." These sessions focus on identification and management of individuals with primary progressive aphasia, Alzheimer’s disease, other major types of dementia, and mild cognitive impairment. The conference included a total of 13 sessions, with the broad goal of describing a range of evidence-based clinical care techniques to get to the heart of patient-centered dementia care.

The four sessions in this course are:

  • Comprehensive, Patient-Centered Management of Individuals With Dementia, by Ken Brummel-Smith
  • Neurobiology and Types of Dementia, by Ken Brummel-Smith
  • Person-Centered Interventions for Primary Progressive Aphasia, by Becky Khayum and Emily Rogalski
  • Differentiating Between Normal Aging and Mild Cognitive Impairment, by Valerie B. Fleming

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • identify the four main components of patient-centered dementia care
  • describe common communication impairments that accompany different types of dementia
  • describe the diagnosis of primary progressive aphasia, differentiate it from other clinical dementia syndromes, and explain the diagnostic process
  • list groups that are at greater risk of developing mild cognitive impairment

Learning Assessment

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View all courses from the “Maximizing Functional Outcomes for Patients With Dementia” online conference, available through the ASHA Learning Pass subscription or as an a la carte purchase.

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 5
ASHA CEU*: 0.5
Item #(s): WEB16042
Available Through: May 08, 2025