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The Umbrella of Dementia Diagnoses: Learning the Different Types of Cognitive Impairments for Older Adults and Ways to Implement Strengths-Based RT Interventions (.1 CEUs)

Dementia is a common diagnosis for clients in various RT settings. However, the specifics on each type of dementia may be helpful to educate Recreational Therapists who serve this population. This presentation will allow RT practitioners to learn different types of cognitive impairment diagnoses for older adults. We will further discuss practical ways to implement RT services using strengths-based approaches for each specific diagnoses. This informative session will leave you equipped and motivated to better serve the older adult population!

Upon completion of the module, participants will be able to:
1. Verbalize 5 different diagnoses of dementia or other cognitive impairments by the end of the session
2. Describe the skills needed to implement 3 evidence-based interventions specific to 3 different dementia diagnoses by the end of the session
3. Explain 2 modifications for 2 evidence-based interventions specific to dementia diagnosis by the end of the session.