Cognition is a combination of processes in the brain that involve almost every aspect of life. It includes thinking, memory, language, judgment and the ability to learn new things. It can be confronting for nurses when they notice a sudden or gradual decline in cognition in a patient, but at the same time they know it requires action.
During this one hour webinar we will be joined by an experienced panel to discuss how nurses can make best use of cognitive screening tools. The panel includes Dr Lynn Ridgway, Clinical Neuropsychologist, Cate Doyle, Coordinator of a Memory Assessment Programme and Dr Jenni Parsons, General Practitioner.
Learn by following a practical case study as the panellists provide participants with practical tips to improve your skills in cognitive screening and sensitively communicating with your patients. Some of the more common screening tools will be discussed along with the clues that differentiate between people with delirium, depression or dementia.
What you will learn:
- The role of cognitive screening and assessment in your patient’s diagnosis.
- Skills to improve your cognitive screening and ensure your results are reliable.
- Strategies to communicate with your patients around cognitive decline and cognitive screening.
- Ethical considerations around cognitive screening.