Cognitive Stimulation Series: Complete 8 Course Set
This complete set of eight courses, is offered for $199.50, a discount of more than 1/3 when compared to purchasing the courses separately. After viewing the videos and passing the online tests, you will become a Certified Cognitive Stimulation Instructor. A certification like this demonstrates that you are on the cutting edge. Families will be comforted to know that you and your community care about their loved ones and their quality of life. People who complete the certification training and testing will be certified for two years. To become recertified, they just need to complete 3 hours of training and testing within the two years before their certification expires.
DVDs have been discontinued. This updated video is now available on the course test page.
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Volume 5: Developing Your Own Cognitive Stimulation Program: The Activities In this presentation, you will learn how to use many different types of targeted cognitive stimulation activities. You will learn how to exercise executive functioning, word fluency, spatial memory, and other cognitive abilities. This video lecture will better prepare you how to offer a high quality cognitive stimulation program that can be varied to fit a wide range of cognitive abilities. Learning Objectives
- Be able to deliver word fluency and word generation activities.
- Be able to deliver a wide range of executive functioning activities.
- Be able to describe many different types of cognitively stimulating activities.
Volume 3: How the Brain Makes Memories, Controls Behavior, and is Related to Many Common Problem Behaviors In this presentation, you will learn how the various lobes of the brain help control mental processes. In particular the role of attention and concentration (i.e., executive functioning) in the lives of aging adults will be discussed. Also, valuable information about enhancing executive functioning in order to maximize quality of life, in people who already have memory impairment, will be discussed. Learning Objectives
- Be able to help people with memory impairment process information at a deeper level in order to encode new memories.
- Be able to describe what lobes of the brain handle basic cognitive functions (e.g., attention, language, vision, and planning).
- Be able to describe different behaviors and interventions that can improve executive functioning (i.e., attention, inhibition, and planning).
Volume 2: Memory: Why Do We Forget, How Does Memory Change as We Age? In this presentation, you will learn how we make new memories, why we forget, and how memory changes as we age. There is good news, in that some cognitive abilities remain relatively intact and we’ll discuss how to take advantage of those in older adults with memory impairment. Learning Objectives
- Be able to tell the difference between different types of memory and how they change as people age or develop dementia.
- Know why memory failures occur.
- Be able describe the types of cognitive abilities that remain relatively intact during older adulthood and through most stages of dementia.
Volume 1: Use It or Lose It: Evidence and Ideas for Cognitive Stimulation Programs In this presentation, you will learn about the latest research on the use it or lose it theory and why cognitive stimulation is associated with improved mental functioning and a decreased chance of developing dementia. In addition, a holistic approach to brain health is introduced. Many practical suggestions for cognitively stimulating activities are presented. Learning Objectives 1. Be able to list many modifiable lifestyle behaviors that are associated with memory ability in older adulthood. 2. Be able to describe how the Reserve Hypothesis can explain the observations that people who are more cognitively active are less likely to show symptoms of memory impairment. 3. Be able to name and describe many different cognitively stimulating activities that middle age and older adults can do to stay cognitively active. DVDs have been discontinued. This updated video is now available on the course test page.