Hey there! Kim here, with Part 2 in my three-part series about the amazing opportunities I've had this month to spread my message and partner with like-minded organizations and individuals. It was an honor to present at the 2014 Kindred Clinical Impact Symposium on how functional cognitive assessments can really help care partners provide the best approach throughout the continuum of care.

Watch Part 1 of this three-part series.

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Here's a transcript of the video above:

In mid-November I had the opportunity to return to Kindred Healthcare’s annual Clinical Impact Symposium, where I presented on cognition and helping people who have cognitive challenges engage in meaningful activities to the best of their ability.  
This year, my topic was Functional Cognitive Assessment and Compensatory Intervention: Essential Skills for Serving Individuals With Dementia.
We’ve been working with Kindred Healthcare for a little while now, on enabling them to reach even higher and do even more in the area of functional cognitive assessment across the continuum of care. Their goals are to:
  • Be able to identify somebody’s cognitive status from the first point that they might meet this person, say in a hospital setting, all the way through hospice and homecare.
  • Once they identify someone’s cognitive level, how can they best help all of their staff adapt their approaches, expectations, and goals for that resident or client—based upon the person’s cognitive level.
I applaud Kindred Healthcare for doing even more in the area of cognitive assessment and intervention for individuals with cognitive challenges like Alzheimer’s. We are so fortunate to be working with them, and I’ve really enjoyed the opportunity to present at their Clinical Impact Symposium two years in a row. Thank you for inviting me to Louisville, KY again—it was a pleasure to get to meet all of the Kindred team members, and I’m very proud of them and how they’re reaching higher to do more to create a Dementia Capable Society.

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