Cognitive Remediation in Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders

This talk will discuss implementation of an individualized cognitive remediation program in a cancer and sickle cell population to help prepare for transition of care, including procedures for telehealth adaptation and research outcomes of the program.

The frontotemporal dementias: what do we know now?

Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a form of degenerative dementia that commonly affects younger people. It typically presents as radical alterations in a person’s behaviour, reasoning, and judgement. Yet, there is wide variation both in clinical characteristics (demographics, behavioural, cognitive, and neurological) and in the underlying neurobiology (pathology and genetics). Importantly, in recent decades, the relationship […]

The incredibly complex world of reliable change made surprisingly simple

Serial neuropsychological assessments are complicated to interpret due to practice effects, regression to the mean, and “normal” change in clinical conditions. Nonetheless, they occur frequently in clinical practice and research. This webinar will compare and contrast the two most widely-used change score methods: Reliable Change Index + Practice Effects (RCI+PE) and Standardized Regression-Based (SRB) change […]

Challenges in defining and guiding practice in cognitive interventions for acquired brain injury cohorts

This session will discuss clinical practice guidelines in stroke and TBI. Prof Jennie Ponsford will provide an overview of the methods used to develop and update the INCOG Guidelines 2.0. Highlights of the revised recommendations for conducting rehabilitation in individuals with traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic amnesia, impairments of attention, executive function, cognitive communication functions […]

Cognitive Neuroscience comes of Age: Using Closed-loop Neuromodulation to induce clinical change

During the past several decades we’ve witness tremendous advances in our ability to study human brain function. Now, for example, we can probe processing differences at the level of the cortical laminar, and identify the brain’s intrinsic network architecture via recording slowly fluctuating, spontaneous neural activity at rest. Yet, despite these and other advances, we […]

Changes in cognition during the preclinical phase of Alzheimer’s Disease: Findings from the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention (WRAP)

The cognitively unimpaired stage of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is quite long in duration, but the interval varies widely from person to person. This talk will describe some of the brain and cognitive changes that we have observed from over a decade of biomarker imaging within the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention (WRAP) and related studies. […]

Financial Decision Making and Fraud in Older Age: Neuropsychology, Neuroimaging, and Policy Considerations

Financial exploitation of older adults is a significant public health concern. However, the reasons why certain older adults are susceptible to scam and fraud are poorly understood. This presentation will review neuropsychological, neuroimaging, and other scientific evidence focused on elucidating the underlying factors and neurobiological mechanisms associated with risk of financial exploitation in older age. […]

Intervention-curious, occasional dabbler or rehab-fanatic? Roles of the neuropsychologist in rehabilitation and interventions

In this webinar, Dana will challenge the idea that clinical neuropsychologists are primarily assessors of cognition. She will argue that skills in delivery of interventions and rehabilitation are equally essential, with the potential to add substantial value and impact to our role across a wide range of clinical settings. Dana will outline considerations and recommendations […]

Frontotemporal dementia: Assessment, management and considerations for culturally diverse and low resource settings

Frontotemporal dementia is a relatively rare dementia syndrome characterised by insidious and progressive changes in behaviour and personality. Currently, no disease-modifying treatment or cure exists, and differential diagnosis is challenging. In this webinar we will provide an overview of current clinical recommendations for the diagnosis of behavioural-variant frontotemporal dementia, with a focus on differentiation from […]