Impacts of aging on cognitive function
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The impact of aging on cognitive function: How to assess and intervene

As we age, our cognitive functions can decrease, sometimes significantly. It can be difficult to know when to assess for a decline in cognitive ability or to know the best course of action when planning the most effective intervention. Our goal is to provide you with the best possible resources and solutions to help your aging clients maintain as much independence as possible.

Cognitive Assessment in Aging

Anne-Marie Kimbell, Ph.D.

Assessment of cognition in older adults assists in the early detection and diagnosis of cognitive impairment, allowing many an opportunity to participate in care and treatment decisions, a better chance to benefit from treatment, and more time to plan for future needs. This webinar will provide information about cognitive impairment in older adults and about the process of evaluating cognition across several domains and incorporating information from several sources.

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Other Resources

Please take the time to explore the webinars and white papers we have gathered to help you improve the lives of your aging clients.

RBANS Overview Training

During this two-hour webinar, the presenter will describe administration, scoring, and basic interpretation of the RBANS subtests.

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Comparison of TFLS and WMS-IV in a Mild Alzheimer Disease (AD) Sample

Individuals identified with AD show impairment in overall memory functioning and instrumental activities of daily living. This study provides initial evidence of the validity of TFLS as a reliable assessment of instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs).

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Older Adults: Cogmed and Beyond Recorded Webinar
Dr. Lee Hyer

This one-hour pre-recorded webinar will discuss the properties of aging brains and mild cognitive impairment. Dr. Hyer will also present results of adults working with cogmed memory training.

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Cogmed Working Memory Training - Claims & Evidence

With more than 55 peer-reviewed publications as of May 2015, the findings that are repeatedly reported on Cogmed include sustained improvements on working memory and attention in both children and adults.

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Products

We're committed to providing you with the tools you need to assess your aging clients’ cognitive function and to help determine the appropriate interventions and care. You can depend on our easy-to-use, well-researched assessments to help you help your clients productively maintain their independence and age.

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RehaCom

An evidence-based, intervention and rehabilitation solution for cognitive deficits.

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Cogmed Working Memory Training

A computer-based intervention for attention problems caused by poor working memory.

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WAIS-IV

Developed to provide the most advanced measure of cognitive ability and results you can trust.

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WMS-IV

The most widely used scale of adult memory to provide the most advanced measure and results you can trust.

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WASI®-II

Provides a brief, reliable measure of cognitive ability for use in clinical, educational, and research settings.

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BETA-4

A quick assessment of adults' nonverbal intellectual abilities that can be administered by group or individually.

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KBIT-2

Measures both verbal and nonverbal ability.

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WRIT

Provides a general measure of intelligence (IQ) with user-friendly materials that make administration simple.

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RBANS

Provides a battery to measure cognitive decline or improvement across memory, visuospatial/constructional, language, attention, and delayed memory.

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RBMT-3

A highly sensitive test of gross memory impairment in people with acquired, non-progressive brain injury and to monitor their change over time.

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Raven’s Coloured Progressive Matrices™ (CPM)

Measures clear-thinking ability and is designed for children ages 5:0-11:0 years and older adults.

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GAMA®

A self-administered, timed test that uses abstract designs, shapes, and colors to help measure general ability.

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TFLS

A performance-based screening tool to help identify the level of care needed.

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