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Dementia and the Aging Brain
Online Course
$439.97 USD
Product Details
Online Course
PESI Rehab
CE Available:
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[+] [-] 030195 - Cognitive Therapy for Dementia: Effective Evaluation & Therapeutic Interventions
  1. Communicate the differences between cortical and sub-cortical dementias.
  2. Evaluate and accurately stage the patient with cognitive impairment to inform clinical treatment interventions.
  3. Discriminate the forms of memory and the dementia diagnosis associated with each form.
  4. Utilize an appropriate iPad® application for cognitive therapy.
  5. Articulate one functional long-term goal and two functional short-term goals for cognitive therapy.
  6. Implement the appropriate therapeutic intervention strategies for different cognitive impairments.

[+] [-] 047715 - Pathways to Successful Aging! The 5 Key Factors to Age Well with Dr. John Arden
  1. Describe the connection between social support systems and cognition
  2. Summarize the role of neurogenesis, inflammation, and blood glucose in exercise.
  3. Explain how neurotransmitters are affected by dietary modification that protect against rapid aging

[+] [-] 062655 - The Aging Brain: Assessments, Treatments & Interventions for Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias
  1. Determine the difference between "normal forgetfulness" and cognitive impairment symptoms.
  2. Compile the diagnostic criteria for dementias seen in older adults: Alzheimer’s disease, Vascular Dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Frontotemporal Dementia, and Lewy Body Dementia.
  3. Utilize the Folstein Mini-Mental Status examination as a screening measure for cognitive impairment and dementia.
  4. Employ behavioral interventions to help patients with dementia participate more effectively in therapy.
  5. Investigate the concept of caregiver guilt and its implications in caring for older adults with dementia.
  6. Evaluate and develop treatment plans for older adults with dementia.

[+] [-] 030195 - Cognitive Therapy for Dementia: Effective Evaluation & Therapeutic Interventions
Differentiation of Dementias
  • Cortical & Sub-cortical
  • Static or Dynamic/Reversible
Etiology of Various Dementias
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Parkinson’s
  • Vascular Dementia
  • Huntington’s
  • Lewy Body
  • Frontotemporal Dementia
  • Wilson’s
  • PSP
  • Cerebral Degeneration
  • Basil Ganglia Degeneration
Stages of Dementia/Clinical Staging
Identification of Models of Memory & Their Relationship to Dementia
  • Etiology & Symptoms
    • Sensory Memory
    • Working Memory
    • Declarative Memory
  • Non-declarative Memory
Medicare Compliance, Medical Necessity, Goal Writing
  • Jimmo v. Sebelius – Impact on treatment
Evaluation Tests
  • Brief Cognitive Rating Scale
  • Global Deterioration Scale
  • St. Louis University Mental Status Test (SLUMS)
  • Stroop Test
  • Trails A & B
  • Cognitive Linguistic Quick Test
  • Scales of Cognitive and Communication Ability for Neurorehab (SCCAN)
  • Environmental and Communication Assessment Toolkit for Dementia (ECAT )
  • MCI Screen
  • Allen Crosswalk & Cognitive Levels
Direct Therapeutic Interventions for Dementia
  • Spaced Retrieval
  • Priming
  • Reminiscence Therapy
  • Medications
  • Montessori Principles
  • Allen’s Techniques
  • Chaining Techniques
  • Attention Training Techniques
  • Sensory Stimulation Techniques
  • Errorless Learning Techniques
  • Meta-memory Exercises
  • Cognitive Rehab Dining
  • Appropriate iPad® Apps for Cognitive Therapy
Indirect Therapeutic Interventions for Dementia
  • Environmental Adaptations
  • Assistive Techniques for Cognition
  • Simulated Presence Therapy
  • Linguistic Manipulations
  • External Aids
  • Caregiver Education

[+] [-] 047715 - Pathways to Successful Aging! The 5 Key Factors to Age Well with Dr. John Arden
The Social Factor
  • The Corrosive Effects of Social Deprivation
  • Strong Social Support
  • Social Brain Networks
Physical Activity
  • How Exercise Alters Our Brains
  • Reduction of Inflammation
  • Glycemic Control
  • Cell Repair
  • Cognitive Reserve
  • Memory Systems
  • Memory Improvement For Brain
  • Neurotransmitter Reserve
  • Sugar and Advanced Glycation End-Products
  • Healthy Fats
  • Brain depressors:
    • Alcohol
    • Marijuana
  • Body temp, diet, and light
  • The effects of Cortisol
  • Sleep and Learning
  • Guidelines for Better Sleep

[+] [-] 062655 - The Aging Brain: Assessments, Treatments & Interventions for Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias
Mental Health Evaluation
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Alcohol Abuse
Cognitive Disorder and "Forgetfulness"
  • Transient Cognitive Decline
  • Pre-cursor to dementia
  • Mild Neuro-Cognitive Disorder
Diagnostics of Dementing Conditions
  • Alzheimer's
  • Vascular
  • Parkinson's
  • Lewy Body
  • Frontotemporal
  • Reversible Conditions
Cognitive Assessment Tools
  • Mini-Mental State Examination
  • Clinical applications
  • Administration and scoring
  • Objective and subjective interpretation
  • Therapy modalities
Differentiate Dementia and Depression
  • Clinical indicators of depression and anxiety
  • Practical application
  • Early and Mid-stage Alzheimer's - Acetylcholinesterace Inhibitors
  • Mid and Late-stage Alzheimer's - Neurotransmitter Glutamate
  • Alternate interventions
Behavioral Interventions
  • Intervention strategies for depression, poor appetite, verbal and physical combativeness, refusing ADL care
  • Strategies for coping mechanisms for the caregiver and clinician
Working with Caregivers at Home
  • Caregiver guilt
  • Depression
  • Responsibility to client
  • Reporting abuse
  • Power of Attorney
  • Documentation



ROY D. STEINBERG, PhD, a gero-psychologist with over 22 years of experience, concentrates his work on diagnosing and facilitating treatment of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. He has lectured nationally on the assessment and treatment of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, and on increasing attention on caring for caregivers. Dr. Steinberg is the author of Forgetting the Memories: A Caregiver’s Journey Through Alzheimer’s Disease a guide for caregivers that draws upon his profound knowledge of the disease, its manifestations and treatment, and his great love and tenderness as the son of an Alzheimer's patient.

Dr. Steinberg maintains a private practice in Los Angeles devoted exclusively to serving older adults and their caregivers. He provides evaluation, consultation, and psychotherapeutic services to older adults in nursing homes, assisted living, and medical facilities. Dr. Steinberg provides outpatient consultation, educational, and counseling services to families and other caregivers of older adults to facilitate coping with the process of dementia.

Dr. Steinberg is licensed in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, and California. He received his PhD from the California School of Professional Psychology at Berkeley. He has been featured in numerous media venues, including television, radio, and print. Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Roy Steinberg maintains a private practice. He is an author for AuthorHouse. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Roy Steinberg has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Peter R. Johnson, PhD, CCC-SLP, earned his MS and PhD in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh and an Executive Graduate Degree in Healthcare Financial Management from Ohio State University. As a healthcare consultant, Dr. Johnson develops continuing education programs, coaches one-on-one mentoring, and assists in the development of memory units. His previous experience includes working in acute care, home care, outpatient clinics and long-term care.

Dr. Johnson served as a Column Editor for the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (SID 13) Dysphagia Newsletter and the (SID 11) Administration and Supervision Newsletter. He is a four-time recipient of the President’s Award and the Outstanding Service Award from the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. He is the Chair of the Florida Department of Health State Licensing Board for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists.

Dr. Johnson has co-authored several books including Business Matters: A Guide for the Speech-Language Pathologist, Drugs and Dysphagia: How Medications Can Affect Eating and Swallowing and Practical Pharmacology in Rehabilitation: Effect of Medication on Therapy and the newest book, A Clinician’s Guide to the Successful Evaluation and Treatment of Dementia, published in 2016.
Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Peter Johnson maintains a private practice. Dr. Johnson receives royalties as an author for Pro-Ed and Human Kinetics. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Peter Johnson is Chair of the Florida Department of Health/Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.


John Arden, Ph.D., is the author of 13 books including The Brain Bible (McGraw-Hill, 2014) and Rewire Your Brain (Wiley, 2010). Dr. Arden is lead author along with Lloyd Linford of the books Brain-Based Therapy with Adults (Wiley, 2008) and Brain-Based Therapy with Children and Adolescents (Wiley, 2008). His first book, Consciousness, Dreams, and Self (Psychosocial Pr, 1996), was awarded the 1997 Outstanding Academic Book Award by Choice, a publication of the American Library Association. An international panel of jurists nominated his second book, Science, Theology, and Consciousness (Praeger, 1998), for the CTS award funded by the Templeton Foundation. His book America’s Meltdowns: Creating the Lowest Common Denominator Society (Praeger, 2003) explored the degradation of the fabric of American society.

His self-help books are Brain Based Therapy for OCD: A Workbook for Clinicians and Clients (PESI, 2014), Surviving Job Stress (Career Press, 2005), Improving Your Memory for Dummies (Wiley, India, 2016), Stop Spoiling that Man (Adams, Media, 2007), Conquering Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (with Dr. Victoria Beckner) (Fair Winds Press, 2008), Heal Your Anxiety Workbook (Fair Winds Pres, 2009) and Heal Your OCD Workbook (with Dr. Daniel DalCorso) (Fair Winds Press, 2009), Rewire Your Brain (Wiley, 2010) and Brain-Based Therapy for Anxiety: A Workbook for Clinicians and Clients (PESI, 2014).

Dr. Arden has a background in neuropsychology and is the director of training for mental health for the Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers in Northern California. In this capacity, he oversees one of the largest mental health training programs in the world, operating in 22 different medical centers throughout Northern California. He also practices part-time at Kaiser Permanente in Petaluma and San Rafael, and he served for several years as the chief psychologist at Kaiser Vallejo. He has taught in colleges, professional schools and universities.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. John Arden is the Director of Training in Mental Health for Kaiser Permanente. He receives royalties as an author from several publishers. Dr. Arden receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Dr. John Arden has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Continuing Education Credits Awarded for Completion of Entire Package
[+] [-] Combined Continuing Education Credit From All Components
Breakdown of Continuing Education Credits by Components
[+] [-] 030195 - Cognitive Therapy for Dementia: Effective Evaluation & Therapeutic Interventions
[+] [-] 047715 - Pathways to Successful Aging! The 5 Key Factors to Age Well with Dr. John Arden
[+] [-] 062655 - The Aging Brain: Assessments, Treatments & Interventions for Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias
Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Nursing Home Administrators, Assisted Living Administrators, Rehab Managers, Geriatric Nurses, Home Health Nurses, Social Workers, Licensed Clinical/Mental Health Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors, Case Managers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, and other Mental Health Professionals, Chaplains/Clergy, Physical Therapists/Physical Therapist Assistants, Psychologists