Staying Sharp: Cognitive Health in Aging, You’re Invited

CareForce  is thrilled to co-sponsor a lecture event on September 21, 2016 at the Greenwood Senior Center.

3:30 pm—4:00 pm—Event registration, Please RSVP

4:00pm—4:45 pm—Staying Sharp : News from the IOM report on Cognitive Aging , Basia Belza, PhD, RN, FAAN

4:45 pm– 5:30 pm— Mild Cognitive Impairment—Therapies that Improve/Maintain Function, Fleur Godfried, MS, CCCC-SLP

5:30 pm—6:30 pm— Wine, Beer and Light Snack Reception

Basia Belza, PhD, RN, FAAN is The Aljoya Endowed Professor in Aging in the School of Nursing and an investigator with the Health Promotion Research Center at University of Washington. She is the lead of the CDC-funded Coordinating Center for the Healthy Brain Research Network. Her scholarship focuses on improving the health of older adults through dissemination initiatives with a focus on physical activity interventions. In 2015, the Institute of Medicine released their report Cognitive Aging: Progress in Understanding and Opportunities for Action, Dr. Belza will discuss the implications of both the findings and recommendations in this landmark report for health care professionals and their practices.

Fleur Godfried, MS, CCC-SLP, is a speech pathologist at Harborview who works in the Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Program (CORP). With 15 years of experience at HMC, Ms. Godfried specializes in evaluating and treating patients with neurological diagnoses, most commonly stroke, TBI, and SCI. In the last few years, however, the UW Memory, Brain & Wellness Clinic at Harborview has been sending referrals for therapy for those diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). Ms. Godfried will discuss the referral process/criteria and what types of therapy can improve or maintain functioning for those with MCI.

All health care professionals who work with older adults will benefit from this informative event.  And it is an excellent opportunity to network with other health care professionals.