Free Online Course: “Understanding Dementia”

Here is an excellent education opportunity that you simply cannot miss!!! It is quite timely in this aging population that we now have.

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The University of Tasmania’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), “Understanding Dementia,” is an 11-week online course that builds upon the latest in international research on dementia. It’s free and anyone can register.

The curriculum draws upon the expertise of neuroscientists, clinicians and dementia care professionals in the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre.

“Understanding Dementia” addresses the foremost issues surrounding dementia, providing avenues for discussion and rich global networking opportunities to engage with this major international health issue. The course imparts knowledge to improve quality of life across the trajectory of dementia for people with the condition, their families and their carers.

Click here to register for this free event.

ASP Seminar: “All You Need to Know About Autism”

When & Where
28 July 2013, Sunday, 9:00AM- 12:00NN
Audio Visual Room
Philippine Children’s Medical Center,
Quezon Ave, Quezon City

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects a child’s ability to communicate and interact with others. 1 in 88 children are now diagnosed to be within the Autism Spectrum. Our speaker this month is Dr. Alexis Reyes MD, FPPS, FPSDBP who will expound on the concept of the “The Medical Home for Persons with Autism”. This is also ideal for parents of children newly diagnosed with ASD as Dr. Reyes will include all the facts about autism that every parent should know and explain the different interventions and what can and should be done at home.

Seminar Fee is inclusive of certificate, handouts and snack.
Pre-registration fee is P500 (up to July 22).
On-site registration fee is P600.
ASP Members get a discount of P100.

For more details, visit the ASP Blog. You may also call ASP at 02-926-6941 or 02-929-8447.

Free Stroke Webinar: Translational, Vascular Cognitive Impairment

Date: July 25, 2013, at 9:00 AM EDT | 6:00 AM PDT | 2:00 PM GMT

Presenter: Costantino Iadecola, MD

Vascular dementia is a leading cause of cognitive decline with many commonalities of risk factors and treatments with ischemic stroke. Ischemic stroke can in some patients trigger the onset of vascular dementia or exacerbate it. Regulation of the cerebral blood vessels and their blood flow may contribute to the initiation and progression of vascular dementia. Many patients presumed to have Alzheimer’s type of dementia in fact have a combination of this disorder and vascular dementia, i.e., mixed dementia. The substantial contribution of vascular dementia to the growing problem of cognitive impairment in the elderly affords new therapeutic targets to reduce this disease burden.

Highlights:
1. Most common causes of vascular dementia
2. Cerebrovascular regulation and dysregulation
3. Hypertension, aging and amyloid as risk factors
4. Overlap between vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
5. Potential therapeutic targets for cerebral vasoprotection

Click here to register for this free event.

Source: American Heart Association

Free Webinar: Rehab for the Patient with PTSD

Date & Time:
Thursday, June 20, 2013 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
Friday, June 21, 2013 3:00 AM – 4:00 AM (Philippine Time)

A roundtable of experts in post-traumatic stress disorder will discuss interdisciplinary treatment for the condition – patient presentation, establishing the therapeutic relationship, evidence-based interventions, signs and symptoms that warrant further evaluation, and when to refer to a professional.

Speakers:
David M. Reiss, MD
Col. Mary Erickson, MAOL, OTR/L
Diane Stoler, EdD
Amy Karas, MS, CCC-SLP

Click here to register for this free event.

Source:
ADVANCE for Occupational Therapy Practitioners

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