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Non-Pharmacologic Interventions for Cognition in Older Adults

Continuing Education Units Webinar

Title Non-Pharmacologic Interventions for Cognition in Older Adults
Date Thursday, May 12, 2022
Time 10:00 AM Pacific (1:00 PM Eastern)
Cost Free
Credit Includes 1 complimentary CE credit*
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The true and perceived cognitive effects of aging have been well-studied for decades, yet there has been shockingly little emphasis on methods of prolonging or enhancing cognition. In this practical webinar for the multidisciplinary care team, Dr. Benjamin Hampstead will examine three promising non-pharmacologic treatment approaches, specifically, the effects of exercise, cognition-oriented treatments including cognitive rehabilitation and cognitive training, and neuromodulation. These methodologies apply to cognition in older adults across the “healthy” to dementia spectrum. Dr. Hampstead’s discussion will include evidence that supports or refutes these cognitive effects, and will be complemented by data showing structural and/or functional changes within the brain that may predict and/or reflect treatment effects. The discussion will integrate dose-response and other vital treatment parameters.

Participants in this webinar will be able to:

  • Describe evidence supporting cognitive and structural/functional brain changes following exercise in older adults.
  • Implement different approaches to cognition-oriented treatments and compare the conditions under which these approaches may be beneficial.
  • Explain and distinguish the types of neuromodulation currently in use with older adults.

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About the Presenter:


Benjamin M. Hampstead, PhD, ABPP-CN, is a board-certified Clinical Neuropsychologist and the Stanley Berent, Ph.D., Collegiate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Michigan. He is also Staff Neuropsychologist in the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. He serves as the Clinical Core Leader and Neuroimaging Core Co-Leader of the NIA P30-funded Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.

Dr. Hampstead’s research focuses on non-pharmacologic approaches to maximize functioning in older adults across the dementia spectrum. Specifically, he uses cognition-oriented treatments and non-invasive brain stimulation to enhance cognition, emotion, and everyday functioning. Dr. Hampstead integrates these techniques with functional and structural neuroimaging in order to predict treatment response, identify the neuroplastic changes following treatment, and plan/develop new interventions. He has maintained continuous federal funding for his work since earning his doctorate (15+ years), with most support from the Department of Veterans Affairs and National Institute on Aging.

* This webinar is designed for professionals and family caregivers. Eligible professionals can claim ONE FREE CE credit within 60 days of the live webinar by attending the live event or watching the recorded program. Your credit will be emailed within 30 days of survey submission.

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