SAC Audiology Event Webcast: What Our 70 Years (Combined!) of Clinical Practice Has Taught Us About Older Adults with Hearing and Cognitive Difficulties: A Conversation Between Marilyn Reed and Natalie Phillips (2021)

Natalie Phillips, PhD and Marilyn Reed, M.Sc, Reg. CASLPO
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This webcast is eligible for 1.5 SAC CEEs (Category A).

Presented by Natalie Phillips, PhD and Marilyn Reed, M.Sc, Reg. CASLPO

This webinar will provide an overview of the challenges faced by clinical audiologists when working with older clients who may also be experiencing cognitive changes due to aging or age-related neurological conditions like dementia and how cognitive screening may help to inform best practice for assessment and management of older adults with cognitive loss.

Learning Objectives:

You will become familiar with:

• The epidemiological research showing links between hearing loss and cognitive decline
• The distinction between normal aging and age-related neurological conditions (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease)
• The age-related changes in cognition typically seen in older adults with normal cognition 
• The most common cognitive deficits in Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia
• How hearing ability and cognitive abilities can influence each other, both in the clinical and in everyday life
• Current issues in cognitive screening
• How collaboration between audiologists and neuropsychologists can inform best practice for assessment and management of older adults with dual hearing and cognitive loss

This will be a conversation between Natalie Phillips, a clinical and research neuropsychologist who studies the relationships between sensory loss, cognitive function and aging, and Marilyn Reed, a clinical audiologist with extensive experience working with older adults with cognitive impairment. Our approach will be structured but informal and will allow time for questions from the audience.


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