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ADRC Topics at Noon

February 9, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Examining Disability in Individuals with Cognitive Impairments 

Elizabeth Skidmore, PHD, OTR/L, FAOTA,  Chair and Associate Professor, Dept. of Occupational Therapy

Changes in cognitive functions are frequently associated with changes in the performance of everyday activities, culminating in disability over time.  Disability can be defined in multiple ways – from overt difficulties or limitations in performing routine self-care and mobility activities to more subtle changes in the frequency or quality of performance with complex instrumental or social activities. The lens through which we view disability can influence our approach to assessment and intervention along the continuum of early onset (i.e., preclinical disability) to late onset (i.e., overt disability), and influence our conceptualization and study of cognitive disorders.  Using examples from ongoing research studies, we will discuss new perspectives on disability conceptualization, measurement, and intervention for older adults with cognitive impairments.

Faculty Disclosure:

In accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education requirements on disclosure, information about relationships of presenters with commercial interests (if any) will be included in materials distributed at the time of the conference.

Continuing Medical Education Credit.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Light Refreshments will be served.  Registration not required. For more information call 412-692-2700.




February 9, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm