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Dementia Types: Assessment for Healthcare Professionals

presented by Deb Kegelmeyer, PT, DPT, MS, GCS

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Financial: Deb Kegelmeyer works as a legal consultant, and is an author for McGraw Hill Textbooks. Nonfinancial: Deb Kegelmeyer has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

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Video Runtime: 60 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 43 Minutes

It is important for healthcare professionals to be able to recognize common forms of dementia and describe the cognitive profile associated with each form of dementia. Appropriate assessment and treatment planning when working with clients with dementia requires that the healthcare professional possess an understanding of the diagnoses included under dementia and be able to describe the cognitive areas impacted by each pathology. This course describes the different types of dementia, how to assess cognitive function, and the impact of dementia on function.

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Deb Kegelmeyer, PT, DPT, MS, GCS

Dr. Kegelmeyer has more than 30 years of clinical experience and is currently a professor of health and rehabilitation sciences at The Ohio State University. She has extensive clinical expertise, having worked in acute care and outpatient therapy, and spent 10 years as director of physical therapy at a skilled nursing facility. Currently she works…

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1. Dementia, Delirium, and Other Causes of Cognitive Decline

In Chapter 1, we will define common terminology around dementia and cognitive decline. The diagnoses that lead to dementia and cognitive decline will be characterized, and the characteristics of each diagnosis will be highlighted.

2. Clinical Features of the Major Types of Dementia

In this chapter, the four major types of dementia are compared and contrasted. Functional impacts of each disease are characterized.

3. Screening and Assessment for Cognitive Decline and Dementia

This chapter covers how dementia is diagnosed. The use of screening tools for cognitive decline and dementia and their interpretation are discussed, as well as how to interpret findings from administering these tools.

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