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This webcast is eligible for 1 SAC CEE (Category A).
Presented by: Barbara Weinstein, PhD
Intended audience: Audiologists, Seech-Language Pathologists
Level: Intermediate (Assumes that the participant has general familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.)
Age-related hearing loss (ARHL) is a prevalent condition that has recently been identified as a potentially modifiable risk factor for both dementia and social isolation. Due to its impact on social functioning, health outcomes and wellbeing, ARHL – for which treatments are available – can be a costly condition.
This session will provide participants with:
- An overview of dementia and social isolation
- Approaches to identify persons presenting with memory problems associated with cognitive decline and how to recognize the associated behaviors
- Strategies for communicating with persons with hearing loss and dementia
- Approaches to facilitate caregiving
This session will conclude with an overview of the importance of early identification of persons with hearing loss for maximizing social engagement, which is essential to a person’s wellbeing and, possibly, preventative for the onset of dementia.
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