Best Practices for Cognitive Screening & Dementia Care Planning
By: Terry R Barclay, PhD, LP and Michelle Barclay, MA
Over 89,000 Minnesotans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s disease today and that number is expected to more than double in the next 20 years. Despite the growing prevalence of the disease and the potential for poor outcomes, less than half of people with Alzheimer’s ever receive a diagnosis and most are not provided with early disease education or information regarding appropriate support services and care options.
This session will provide care coordinators, social workers, nurses and other professionals with the most important strategies and recommendations to use when working with clients with dementia to optimize their function, support health, and promote better outcomes.
- Understand the rationale for using cognitive assessment instruments with older clients
- Gain proficiency in administering, scoring, and interpreting the Mini-Cog
- Learn how to communicate assessment results to clients and prepare them for a doctor’s visit and memory loss work-up
- Employ best practices in care planning and care coordination for patients with dementia and their care partners
This pre-recorded, 2-hour webinar will be facilitated by Michelle Barclay.
She will be available live, to monitor and answer questions.
Terry R Barclay, PhD, LP
Terry is Clinical Director, HealthPartners Neuropsychology, Neurosciences Division, Center for Memory and Aging, and Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Minnesota
Michelle Barclay, MA
Michelle is Executive Co-Lead of ACT on Alzheimer’s, a volunteer-driven, statewide collaborative preparing Minnesota for the impacts of Alzheimer’s disease, and President and Co-Founder of The Barclay Group, LLC, which provides aging and dementia-related program planning, education, training and independent consulting to government, non-profit and for-profit organizations, individuals and families
ACT on Alzheimer’s
MN Gerontological Society
MN Medical Directors Association, and
the MN Rural Health Association through funding from Older Americans Act and
CentraCare Health Foundation.