One of the ways we fulfill our mission to change the way the world ages is through community education around topics related to aging and wellness. In keeping with this commitment, we are proud to offer one complimentary CE credit for our upcoming webinar, “Dementia Examined: Exploring Approaches for Treatment”, which will be led by Dr. Samuel Gontkovsky, Executive Director of Research and Development at Home Care Assistance, clinical neuropsychologist and published author. The webinar, which will be held this Friday, October 24th at 11 AM PT/2 PM ET, will cover the different forms of dementia and both pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions. Social workers, care managers, discharge planners, nurses and other licensed healthcare professionals will have the opportunity to obtain one CEU while gaining valuable information.
With over 15 years of professional experience in clinical practice, research and teaching, Dr. Samuel Gontkovsky brings extensive knowledge in the areas of psychology, neuropsychology, medicine, health and rehabilitation. He has given more than 125 presentations at local, national and international conferences and has published more than 75 professional articles, books, book chapters and reviews. His accomplishments and impressive intellect make him a valuable educator in the areas of dementia and potential treatments.
Although pharmacological methods have been the primary basis for dementia interventions, recent research on neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to alter neural pathways to enhance functioning based on experience and damage, has shown promise for non-pharmacological methods to prevent and slow cognitive decline. With this research in mind, Home Care Assistance expanded on its expertise in brain health and developed the Cognitive Therapeutics Method™, an exclusive cognitive intervention program designed to prevent and slow the progression of cognitive decline as well as to enhance mental acuity. Dr. Gontkovsky’s leadership was essential in developing the Method, spending over a year working with a full research team to review existing scientific literature on non-pharmacological interventions for dementia. The result is a holistic program that targets both cognitive and non-cognitive domains through lifestyle behaviors including healthy diet, physical activity, sensory engagement, socialization and mental stimulation. The program’s characteristic cognitive activities were created to be fun but also challenging, engaging critical areas of brain function, including attention, language, executive functioning, visual-spatial perception and memory.
Here’s to brain-healthy living! If you are interested in attending the webinar, register now as spaces are filling up quickly: http://bit.ly/ceuwebinar.