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Maxwell Perkins, MS, OTR/L
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Jun 05, 2019
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Maxwell Perkins, MS, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist with extensive experience with interdisciplinary clinical management focusing on the geriatric population. His clinical focus is on effective assessment and intervention for older adults experiencing memory/cognition issues in a variety of clinical settings including, acute inpatient/outpatient and skilled nursing facilities. Maxwell is an independent consultant/educator and previously served as the rehab education director for two large health care organizations. He presents continuing education workshops nationally and locally and is an adjunct professor in the Pacific University Occupational Therapy program in Forrest Grove, Oregon. He also is a member of the State of Oregon Occupational Therapy Licensure Board.
Financial: Maxwell Perkins is an independent consultant. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Maxwell Perkins is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.
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- Assess the limitations and strengths of the most commonly used cognitive assessments to inform client’s level of functioning.
- Utilize an assessment tool that quickly determines a client’s ability to retain new information.
- Implement effective treatment interventions, including Computer-Based Cognitive Training, in the management of memory/cognition decline.
- Characterize at least six conditions/co-morbidities that impact cognitive/memory function and design intervention strategies that with remediation, may lead to an improvement in cognition/memory ability.
- Categorize normal vs. abnormal cognitive/memory deficits and implement appropriate interventions
- Implement effective functional intervention strategies that will have an impact on a client’s functional cognitive/memory status as well as ADL/IADL independence
Cognition and Memory: Clinical Examples
- Normal vs. abnormal memory/cognitive decline
- Mild Cognitive impairments (MCI) vs. Mild Alzheimer’s disease (AD)
- Relationship to Executive Functions (EF)
- Frontal lobe and attention: The impact of TBI, CVA, MCI
- Delirium: The importance of identification and treatment
Cognitive & Memory Intervention For Alzheimer’s * TBI * Concussion * Stroke
Co-Morbidities/Reversible Factors Affecting Cognitive/Memory Function and How to Intervene
Cognitive Assessments: Hands-on Activities
- Depression: Assessments, non-medication therapy, referral needs
- Sleep issues: Sleep hygiene program, environmental strategies
- Mental/physical inactivity: Cognitive stimulation activities, exercise programs/guidelines
- Vision and hearing loss: Age related impact, sharpen your observational skills
- The Hippocampus: Latest research and how to influence age related changes
- Marijuana: Use of and impact on cognition/memory
Interventions for Managing Cognitive/Memory Decline
- Quickly identify mild cognitive/memory changes/deficits
- Choose the best assessments to use for specific issues/areas
- Limitations and strengths of assessments used for cognitive functioning
Interventions for Independence, Mobility, Safety and other ADLS/IADLs
- Computer-based Cognitive Training: What does the evidence say?
- Spaced Retrieval: Incorporate into treatment, baseline for client education
- Compensatory strategies: Lists, calendars, skill set money management
- Physical exercise: Best type, program implementation strategies
- Communication: Effective stage appropriate strategies, environmental factors
- Falls: Computer-based training, decrease risk, dual tasking
- Driving: Clinical assessment tools, strategies for cessation of driving, state requirements
- Medication administration: Strategies for adherence, caregiver training
- Home management: Adaptive equipment, strategies for home safety, appropriate discharge environment to assure safety and highest functional level
- Communication: Strategies for working with physicians and caregivers
- Occupational Therapists
- Occupational Therapy Assistants
- Speech-Language Pathologists
- Physical Therapists
- Physical Therapist Assistants
- Social Workers
- Nursing Home Administrators
- Assisted Living Administrators
- Long Term/Acute Care Professionals
- Case Managers
- Activity Directors
- Recreational Therapists
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