Dementia Therapeutics Presents at the American Psychological Association’s Rehabilitation Psychology’s Annual Conference
Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) March 06, 2013
Last week the American Psychological Association’s Rehabilitation Psychology, Division 22 held its annual conference in Jacksonville, FL. Dr. Aaron Powell, Manager of Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology for Dementia Therapeutics, presented a poster at the preconference, Using Technology to Enhance Clinical Practice: What Rehabilitation Psychologists Need to Know. The poster’s purpose was to demonstrate programs and technologies that enhance practices or benefit clients’ lives. Dr. Powell’s presentation was titled Full Circle Technology System in Support of Dementia Therapeutics.
“My expectation was to show off technologies we’ve designed and developed,” said Dr. Powell, “particularly our Intervention Management System (IMS), a web application that provides a portal for generating and managing custom intervention plans for Dementia Therapeutics clients, implementing the interventions on site via an iPad, and then reporting on the client’s progress.”
While Dr. Powell was gratified by the interest participants had in the Intervention Management System, he was further impressed by the excitement about the program itself and potential for in-home, non-pharmacological intervention for dementia. Dr. Powell noticed that a common theme among his audience was the questioning of the efficacy of cognitive “training” programs and their growing emergence, and he was happy to explain the potential of Dementia Therapeutics for preventing the cognitive decline that results from dementia and Alzheimer’s. Many also acknowledged the need for one-on-one facilitation by a trained professional, which is a central feature of the Dementia Therapeutics program. For more information about Dementia Therapeutics visit Dementiatherapeutics.com or call 650-213-8585.
ABOUT DEMENTIA THERAPEUTICS
Dementia Therapeutics, operated by Dr. Samuel T. Gontkovsky, PsyD, provides a full range of therapeutic services to individuals with cognitive difficulties, including dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, within the home. Dementia Therapeutics is the first program of its kind to promote increased daily functioning through cognitive rehabilitation, sensory and social stim¬ulation, emotional adjustment, physical activity, diet and recreation. The interventions performed by Dementia Therapeutics may delay the onset of symptoms by as many as 5 to 10 years for individuals who have not yet developed dementia, and can slow the progression of, or even improve, the symptoms of those who have already been diagnosed. For more information about the Dementia Therapeutics program, visit dementiatherapeutics.com.