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STAFF Memory and its Disorders - Workshop for Geriatric Care Professionals

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200 Wood Hill Road

Rockville, MD 20850

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Memory and its Disorders - A Workshop for Geriatric Care Professionals

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JSSA Training Institute is pleased to announce training on providing person centered trauma informed care for individuals who have experienced trauma -

DATE: OCT 29, 2019

TIME: 9am-12:15pm

What is the difference between normal memory and pathological memory? This half-day CE workshop will provide geriatric care professionals with an overview of memory and will address such topics as memory consolidation, emotional memory (including of traumatic experiences), the malleability of memory, exceptionally good memory, exceptionally poor memory, and memory loss associated with aging and diseases (including Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias). As a result of this workshop, geriatric care professionals will better understand the form and content of the memories of their clients who have experienced trauma, and will translate this into improved care.

Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will learn the difference between normal memory and pathological memory.

2. Participants will gain a better understanding of different facets of memory including memory consolidation, emotional memory, the malleability of memory, exceptionally good memory, exceptionally poor memory and memory loss associated with aging and diseases.

3. Participants will better understand the form and content of the memories of their clients who have experienced trauma, and will translate this into improved care.

About the Trainer: Jason Brandt, Ph.D, ABPP(CN)

Dr. Brandt obtained his undergraduate education at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York and then went on to obtain his master’s and doctoral degrees in experimental and physiological psychology from Boston University. Since 1981, he has been on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University, where he is currently Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Professor of Neurology in the School of Medicine. He is also Professor in the Department of Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dr. Brandt’s research focuses on the neuropsychology of memory and other cognitive disorders as they appear in Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease, and other dementia syndromes. Dr. Brandt has also investigated the cognitive changes associated with epilepsy and its treatments, the psychological consequences of genetic testing for neuropsychiatric disorders, and improved methods for neuropsychological assessment. He has published over 325 articles and book chapters on these and related topics. In 2012, he was named one of the top 100 most productive and “impactful” researchers in Huntington’s disease in the last 25 years, and in 2015 received the Distinguished Career Award from the International Neuropsychological Society. If that wasn’t enough, he is also the proud Zayde of four terrific grandkids!

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