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OCPA Workshop - February 15, 2020
Saturday, February 15, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST
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“What Every Psychologist Needs to Know About Cognitive Disorders" Kent Peppard, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist February 15, 2020 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Location TBA Physicians and other health care professionals such as psychologists are in a position to identify the earliest signs and symptoms of Mild Cognitive Impairment, AD, and the other types of dementia during office visits.Early diagnosis can lead to early medical intervention for the patient, education and support for the family members through organizations such as the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s Orange County, and consideration for clinical trials. This workshop is designed to inform psychologists with the knowledge necessary to help treat patients with cognitive disorders. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. It afflicts 5.8 million Americans presently with as many as 25% of individuals as yet undiagnosed. Age is the number one risk factor for developing AD and our population is getting older. Over 95% of all AD cases are in individuals 65 years of age or older. Dr. Kent Peppard in private practice, in Irvine, CA, provides counseling, psychotherapy, and assessments with a specialty in neuropsychological assessment of cognitive disorders including dementia, delirium, and mild cognitive impairment. In 2004 – 2014, as part of Senior Clinical Trials, Inc.: Dr Peppard provided neuropsychological evaluations in Phase 2 and Phase 3 drug studies of investigational medications to treat patients with dementia of the Alzheimer’s type or Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). At the end of this activity participants will be able to: Identify what is normal and not normal as our brains age. Identify the main types and causes of dementia and cognitive decline. Distinguish between delirium and dementia. Identify the early signs and symptoms of AD and other types of dementia. Distinguish between Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and early Alzheimer’s disease. Distinguish between AD and other types of dementia. Apply the information and methods learned in this seminar to help with the early diagnosis of dementia of the Alzheimer’s type and other types of dementia. The workshop has been submitted to CPA for CE consideration. Fees: $45 for members $60 for non member Free for students CPA is co-sponsoring this event with the Orange County Psychological Association. The California Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Click here to register!

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