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Geriatric Therapy: Addressing the Changes and Challenges of Aging

Registration for this course is now closed.

This one-day course is designed to provide an overview of the challenges associated with the normal and pathological changes that occur with aging. It will address many of the impairments that are commonly seen during a multidisciplinary approach to the management of the geriatric client. Participants will be introduced to treatment strategies and community resources available for geriatric clients.

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Date:  May 6, 2017
Time:  8 a.m.-4 p.m. (6.75 contact hours)
Cost:  $25 - BJC employees (including BJC collaborative hospitals)
$75 - non-BJC employees
Location: Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Clayton Ave Building (CAB), Room R
4353 Clayton Ave,
St. Louis, MO 63110
Target Audience: PTs, OTs, PTAs, COTAs, and SLPs who provide rehabilitation to geriatric clients in the acute, subacute, rehab or home health settings.

Course Content

Morning     Afternoon  
7:30-8 a.m. Registration and light breakfast   1-1:30 p.m. Musculoskeletal interventions
8-8:45 a.m. Overview of aging and the frailty syndrome   1:30-2 p.m. Cardiopulmonary implications
8:45-9:45 a.m. Cognition in the aging client   2-2:15 p.m.
9:45-10 a.m. Break   2:15-2:45 p.m.
Dietary needs for the aging client
10-11 a.m. Non-pharmacological dementia interventions   2:45-3:15 p.m.
Driving assessments 
11-11:30 a.m. Age related changes with swallowing   3:15-3:45 p.m.
Community resources and technology
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Musculoskeletal changes   3:45-4 p.m. Questions
12:15-1:00 p.m. Lunch provided      

Pre-registration for this CEU course is now closed.

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