According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 50 million people worldwide are currently affected by dementia; every year, about 10 million people develop dementia. These figures will double or even triple by 2050. One of the most important modifiable risk factors of dementia is lack of cognitive activity. Neuropsychology makes veryimportant contributions to the diagnosis (screening/case-finding, diagnosis-specific cognitive profiles) and to the evaluationof new treatment attempts. In this interactive workshop these aspects will be critically reviewed and new possibilities for further development will be discussed.
This workshop is designed to help you
Discuss cognitive stimulation as a possible preventive measure of dementia using the technique of Motivational Interviewing;
Rate the contribution of neuropsychology to the screening/case-finding of neurodegenerative brain disorders and the differential diagnosis of dementia;
Identify the great potential of an optimized new neuropsychology for improving the early detection of neurodegenerative brain disorders and the evaluation of therapeutic efforts.