Aging & Cognition: Interdisciplinary Management of Dementia Syndromes

Description: In this 90-minute webinar, the presenter will explain the clinical and pathophysiological differences between Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), Dementia of the Alzheimer’s Type (DAT), Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) and Fronto-Temporal Dementia (FTD). Course attendees will better understand the clinical characteristics of the various Dementia Syndromes.  The presenter will apply an interdisciplinary overview to provide evidenced-based treatment to people with dementia.  The presenter will also discuss the use of external memory aids, communication strategies, environmental modifications and caregiver training.   Case presentations will be utilized to highlight the role of various interdisciplinary team members in treatment of dementia syndromes from a Life Participation Framework.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the clinical differences of the various Dementia Syndromes (MCI, DAT, PPA, FTD).
  • Identify the key members and their roles on an interdisciplinary care team for treating Dementia.
  • Express 3 evidenced-based, person centered treatment approaches dementia.
  • Express 3 strategies for caregiver education and engagement.

Instructor:  Kathryn T. Borio MS, CCC-SLP 

Audience:  Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists, Nurses

Note: You will have 3 months from the date of purchase to complete and review the course material. You will receive a reminder email 2 weeks before the expiration date.

Continuing Education Credits:


The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This CNE is being offered for 1.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Occupational Therapy

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID#9186. This distance learning independent webinar is offered at .15 CEUs [introductory, OT service delivery/ Foundational Knowledge]. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Physical Therapy 

This online course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hours. Approval #216-000069

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This course has been approved by the New York Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hours.

The following states require continuing education units or contact hours with no state specific approval: CT, IA, and WA

Speech-Language Pathology


Course Director’s and Planning Committee Members’ Disclosure Information:
Julie Lenkiewicz, MS, CCC-SLP Has nothing to disclose.
Melissa Kolski, PT, OCS, Dip MDT Has nothing to disclose.
Leslie Marriott, OT Has nothing to disclose.
Pamela Pfeifer, MS, RN, NPD-BC Has nothing to disclose.

Speakers, Moderators and Panelists’ Disclosure Information:
Kathryn T. Borio MS, CCC-SLP Has nothing to disclose.

Basic Computer Requirements: You will need access to a computer with an Internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended. 

  • PC: Compatible Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 Web Browser: Mozilla Firefox & Google Chrome
  • MAC: Compatible Operating System: OS X Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Safari
  • Do NOT use Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge as they are not supported.

Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of an on-demand program, please provide written notice by letter, email, or fax or contact us by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.


Online Learning Nurses Occupational Therapists Occupational Therapy Assistants OTA and PTA Physical Therapist Assistants Physical Therapists Speech Language Pathologists