New research provides avenues to understand how physical movement is affected by cognitive impairment. Even subtle cognitive changes such as Mild Cognitive Impairment significantly impact balance and movement. Certain dementias are associated with motor impairment, which increases fall risk. There are specific behavioral issues, personality factors and care issues that need to be recognized as fall risks. Comprehensive fall risk assessment and strategies for management are incorporated into this lecture.
Content Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Original Date of Program: 4.7.2023
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Joanna Frankel is a graduate of Towson University with her Bachelors in both Psychology and Gerontology. Following, Joanna obtained her MSW from the University of Maryland School of Social Work with a clinical concentration and a focus in Aging. Since, Joanna has been working in the long-term care setting for over 15 years. Her experience includes directing the social work department in a 205-bed facility, with clients who have a variety of mental health issues, long term care needs, at end of life, on dialysis and who are ventilator dependent. Additionally, Joanna is passionate about and has expertise in dementia, advance directives/end of life and mental health issues in the elderly. Furthermore, she has spent the last 10 years consulting in several nursing homes, educating social workers on the proper practices of long-term care while providing clinical supervision. Joanna has always educated interdisciplinary teams, patients and families on various topics on aging. When Joanna isn’t working, you can find her playing ball with her husband and 2 boys or at the nearest sushi restaurant.
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Provide basic explanation of Executive Function
Demonstrate the effect of divided attention in the presenc of mild cognitive impairment upon gait and fall risk
List 2 types of dementia with motor impairments and increased fall risk
Articulate 3 evidence based interventions that can reduce future falls
20 minutes: What impact do changes in Executive function and divided attention have on increasing fall risks?
20 minutes: Review of progression of dementia as it pertains to increase of falls
20 minutes: Interventions to minimize risk of falls for those living with dementia
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