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: 6/7/2021
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Stephanie Goldstein, BSW, LBSW, has been in healthcare for more than 15 years. Her experience includes both working directly with patients and as a manager in mental health and long term care. She is passionate about educating patients and families on options while promoting self-determination for those with complex physical, cognitive or mental health diagnoses. A frequent guest lecturer for Johns Hopkins University’s Certificate on Aging program, she also loves teaching professionals about best practices in working with older generations.
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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