Earn 1 hr CEU, pre-approved for Social Workers by BOSW; self-submit other disciplines.
MGS is an approved Continuing Education Resource by the MN Board of Nursing.
(The CEU is free for MGS members; $15 for non-members.)
Presenter: Laura Hemmy, Phd, Health Science Specialist at Geriatric Research, Education & Clinical Center (GRECC); Asst Professor, Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, U of MN
Emerging Voices is the theme of the 46th Annual MGS Conference, April 7-8, 2022. Dr Laura Hemmy’s presentation will reflect one of those voices. Two research works, published in 2020, form the foundation of the content
This talk will describe the current state of knowledge for brief cognitive assessment in older adults perceived to be at risk for cognitive decline. This will include a discussion of potential benefits and harms of testing, screening vs testing on indication, target populations and setting, types of tests and how to evaluate what is best to use when.
Dr. Hemmy will address test characteristics and interpretation strategies as they relate to demographic, accessibility, and experience of healthcare for various populations.
- Understand how cognitive assessment benefits providers, patients and family members
- Differentiate screening from other types of assessment
- Learn about ways to evaluate cognitive testing instruments to find the match to reach intended goal
Laura Hemmy, Phd, Health Science Specialist at Geriatric Research, Education & Clinical Center (GRECC); Asst Professor, Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, U of MN