Cognition and Aging, Part 2: Interventions for Older Adults in the Realm of Cognition - SLPA0084

Cognition and Aging, Part 2: Interventions for Older Adults in the Realm of Cognition

by Regula H. Robnett, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
(4.7 / 44 ratings )

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Audiology/SLP (0.20 CEU)

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Since the world’s population of older adults is growing so rapidly, cognitive functioning among older adults is a serious and pertinent topic of discussion. Having intact cognition is often viewed as key to “successful aging” because with good thinking skills can remain independent. Mild cognitive impairment is explored as a harbinger of dementia, as well as the backdrop to share the evidence related to improving cognitive functioning and day-to-day skill performance. Nonpharmaceutical prevention, maintenance, adaptations, and compensatory measures related to cognitive skills are shared. A holistic approach to treatment should be employed due to the encompassing nature of the health of the brain on all of life’s activities. Understanding adult learning principles and the baseline level of cognitive performance of clients can help therapists design programs that truly promote optimal brain functioning and help clients live their best lives.


The goal of this continuing education program is to discuss cognitive functioning among older adults. After completing this course, readers should be able to:
  • Describe why it is important to review mild cognitive impairment (mild neurocognitive disorder).
  • Describe how mild cognitive impairment, including decreased memory, fits into interventions for brain health.
  • Describe how holistic evidence-based concepts are used during work with clients to improve or maintain brain health.
  • Apply adult learning principles and individual tactics to ensure that older learners have an efficacious learning experience.
  • Explain why promoting optimal brain health is crucial for older adults’ successful aging process as well as for the country’s healthcare system.

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech-language pathologists.
Speech-language pathologists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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Remember, ASHA CEUs cannot be awarded retroactively, so it is very important that you follow the instructions for earning ASHA CEUs. If you have any questions, contact or 800-866-0919. Only those participants who follow the instructions for earning ASHA CEUs will have their course information submitted to the ASHA CE Registry.
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Regula H. Robnett, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, is professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of New England. She has a PhD in the field of gerontology from the University of Massachusetts. She has written and presented extensively in the areas of occupational therapy, behavioral, and cognitive subject matter.
Disclosures: Ms. Robnett has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose that related to this education activity. 

Course Originally Released on: 6/27/2019
Date of Most Recent Review: 6/27/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 3/31/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Dianne T - Goldsboro, NC  ·  Apr 06, 2020
Very interesting information.
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Amy M - Downingtown, PA  ·  Mar 14, 2020
Interesting information
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Ernie K - scott city, MO  ·  Feb 29, 2020
this course has been very informational and educational
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Angela D - Goodyear, AZ  ·  Feb 27, 2020
Gives good examples of how to prevent cognitive decline
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KAREN W - Franklin, TN  ·  Jan 30, 2020
Very informative regarding the aging brain.
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