Cognitive screening in older adults
1.50 CPD Hours APS Professional development CPD | Event number: 22485
The APS offers this webinar together with the Ageing and Psychology Interest Group.
This webinar provides an overview of cognitive assessment processes when working with older adults. It includes an overview of changes in cognition as we age, as well as taking a look at some common cognitive assessment screening tools useful when working with older adults.
About the presenter
Dr Leander Mitchell is a Senior Lecturer (Clinical Academic) at The University of Queensland (UQ). Her role encompasses overseeing the training of postgraduate psychology students during their first internal placement, as well as lecturing on assessment and older adult topics in particular. Dr Mitchell offers community-based training on a range of topics focused on working with, and caring for, older adults and their families. Her clinical work, includes both therapeutic work and neuropsychological assessment; with a particular focus on assisting older adult clients and their families/carers (both in aged care and community contexts) enhance and scaffold their current circumstances. In terms of research, Dr Mitchell is an early career researcher focused on older adults, and research themes to date include education and training for professional carers working with people with dementia, rehabilitation in dementia, anxiety in Parkinson’s disease, wisdom in older adulthood, and financial capacity.
By the end of this webinar participants will be able to:
- Identify cognitive changes as we age
- Outline a range of cognitive screening tools