Assessment of People with Dementia and Other Cognitive Changes

Speaker(s): Benjamin T. Mast, Ph.D.

This seminar describes the assessment of older people with cognitive and mood changes with particular emphasis on:

Participants will gain an understanding of (1) how dementia can be assessed, (2) how to better understand people living with dementia, and (3) how these can be used to provide optimal care and quality of life.

How to assess and detect cognitive changes among older adults, including screening for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, mild cognitive impairment, and other related problems such as depression
How to better understanding of the person experiencing cognitive changes.
How caregivers can better understand the person with dementia and provide care that meets underlying, and sometimes unspoken, needs and values
How to evaluate and address issues related to quality of life, unmet needs, behavioral issues, and care planning
Topics addressed include:

  • Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia
  • Mild cognitive impairment
  • Assessment for care planning
  • Understanding the person behind the dementia
  • Cognitive assessment and screening
  • Mood and behavioral problems


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Related books: Whole Person Dementia Assessment

Seminar length:  Varying lengths are available from 1.5 hours (conference presentation) to full day seminars

Number of participants: This seminar can be customized for small or large groups.

Who will benefit from this seminar: Health professionals working with older adults and caregivers. Psychologists, psychiatrists, physicians, social workers, nurses, occupational therapists, nurse practitioners, recreational therapists, nursing home administrators, support group leaders, assisted living and nursing home staff, rehabilitation professionals.

Seminar fee:
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Based on length of seminar ($1200–3000)