Do no harm: Improving cognitive screening in healthcare settings
Date: October 21st 2020
Presenter: Helen Paton, Clinical Neuropsychologist at Southern DHB and NZPOPs member
The Mini-Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination (M-ACE) has recently been endorsed over the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) as the preferred screening tool for cognitive impairment in older people.
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NZPOPs aims to host a conference or workshop every year. The conference takes place over two days and provides training and networking for those working in this specialist area. Anyone with an interest in older adults is welcome to attend our conferences. We particularly welcome staff working with older people: such as doctors, nurses, nurse aids, social workers, and occupational therapists. We aim to provide a broad range of training in order to benefit these diverse professions. We also aim to keep our conference fees as low as possible to enable team members to attend and benefit from the training we are able to provide. A link to abstracts from our 2013, 2016 and 2019 conferences are provided below
When there is no conference we run affordable training workshops facilitated by specialist presenters. Recent examples have been workshops on The Dynamics of Shame facilitated by Henrietta Batchelor, Mindfulness for Chronic Pain facilitated by Dieter Dvořák, and in 2015, Pieter Rossouw presenting on the Neuroscience of Ageing.
Details of any upcoming workshops will be posted on this website.
We are always keen to receive suggestions as to topics of interest to those working in the field, and would welcome your comments, so please contact us.