Current rehabilitation approaches for patients with a variety of neuropsychiatric conditions, including dementia, schizophrenia, and functional movement disorders, will be addressed in this course. Evidence-based innovative interventions will target a variety of mobility and AOL limitations to enhance patients' function and overall quality of life and reduce caregiver burden.
- After this course, participants will be able to differentiate between four different forms of irreversible dementia.
- After this course, participants will be able to compare and contrast rehabilitation strategies for patients with delirium, chronic dementia, and reversible dementia.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify evidence-based rehabilitation approaches for patients with dementia, schizophrenia, and functional movement disorder.
|Introduction: Approaches for Patients with Neuropsychiatric Conditions
|The Patient with Dementia: Overview
|Rehabilitation Strategies for the Patient with Dementia: Evidence-Based Perspectives
|Management of Patients with Schizophrenia and Bipolar Conditions
|Rehabilitation Approaches for the Patient with Functional Movement Disorder
PT, MS, PhD, GCS, NCS
Dennis Klima joined the University of Maryland Eastern Shore faculty in the Fall of 2002. He is a Full Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy. He received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy and began clinical experience at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institution in Baltimore, Maryland. Dennis received his geriatric and neurologic clinical specializations from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He has presented interprofessional geriatric and neurologic continuing education courses locally, nationally, and internationally, including a neuromuscular intensive course at the Kenya Medical Training College in Nairobi, Kenya. He is the author of peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on neurorehabilitation in older adults.
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