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Memory Disorders and Dementia in the Rehab Setting
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When: January 14, 2016
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Hardin-Simmons University Dept. of PT
2434 Hickory
Abilene, Texas  79601
United States
Presenter: Dr. Sam Brinkman
Contact: Mary Lou Garrett, PT, DPT

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This program will enlighten health professionals dealing with patients (and/or family members) with dementia so that common manifestations are recognized, we understand the impact of dementia and develop common approaches to diminish the negative impact of dementia on rehabilitation success.




1. Understand and discuss the impact of dementia on rehabilitation success in various settings.

2. Describe the most common manifestations of dementia in patients involved in rehabilitation activity.
3. List the most common reversible and irreversible causes of dementia.
4. Describe common approaches to mitigating the negative impact of dementia on rehabilitation success.


Speaker Bio:

Dr. Samuel D. Brinkman is originally from Ohio, but “got to Texas as fast as he could”. He hails from a family of twelve siblings, all overachievers. After serving in Vietnam in Army Intelligence, Dr. Brinkman received his B.S. from the University of Texas at El Paso and his M.A and Ph.D. from the University of Houston. He is currently an adjunct faculty member at Hardin-Simmons University. He is in private practice in Abilene, Texas and has been published thirty-four times, to date. Dr. Brinkman is also President of Dementia Screening, Inc., and creator of the GrayMatters® memory screening tool. 

As a researcher, Dr. Brinkman was instrumental in development of a first generation drug used in the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease.  He maintains an active interest in Alzheimer’s treatment and in head-injury care, having chaired numerous boards and committees on both local and national levels.


Registration Fees:

PT/PTA Member:  $10.00

PT/PTA NonMember:  $20.00

Students:  Complimentary



This course is approved for 1.0 CCUs through the Texas Physical Therapy Association's Accredited Provider status.





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