Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 5:30 pm
BrightStar Care & Silverado CEU Presentation By:
Linda S. Remensnyder, Doctor of Audiology, Board Certified, President of Hearing Associates, P.C., and a Research Collaborator for Johns Hopkins.
Review the recent research (2011 and 2012) from Johns Hopkins, the University of Pennsylvania, and other prestigious medical centers which documents that those over 60 who have hearing loss are more at risk for dementia
- Consider the two factors which are considered key elements justifying why the link between hearing loss and dementia exists
- Discover the rapidly-expanding risk factors for dementia and how to probe during case history-taking about which conditions (in addition to unrecognized, untreated, and undertreated hearing loss) enhance risk.
- Learn why early and aggressive treatment of mild and early hearing loss is part of the recommended protocol
- Discover the Recommended Audibility Strategies to delay the onset of dementia that are being developed as a nation-wide protocol and have been implemented by Hearing Associates
- Implement methods to communicate with those who have hearing loss
- Ascertain whether a lack of compliance reflects cognitive versus hearing issues
- Consider implementing Dementia Screening Tools and learn why the American Academy of Audiology recommends that dementia screening tools be administered in an amplified condition (portable and inexpensive means)
To educate attendees about the newly discovered link between hearing loss and dementia, to acquaint them with symptoms of hearing loss and how hearing loss can masquerade as dementia, to provide means to help them differentiate the two conditions and ultimately to limit the impact of undiagnosed, untreated, and/or undertreated hearing loss on the patients they serve.
Sound Advice: Hear Well, Think Well September 26, 2012, 5:30 pm–7:30 pm Mickey Finn's Brewery & Pub Food412 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL