Dr. Mary Corcoran Serves as Editor of Newly Published Book, titled "Neurocognitive Disorders (NCDs): Interventions to Support Occupational Performance - Neurorehabilitation in Occupational Therapy Series, Volume I"

Neurocognitive Disorders (NCDs): Interventions to Support Occupational Performance | Blue-Yellow-Red book cover with a head and brain

Congratulations to Mary Corcoran, Ph.D., associate dean for faculty development for health sciences and professor of clinical research and leadership at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, who served as editor of the newly published book, titled "Self-Paced Clinical Course - Neurocognitive Disorders (NCDs): Interventions to Support Occupational Performance Neurorehabilitation in Occupational Therapy Series, Volume I."

One in eight Americans ages 65 or older has a neurocognitive disorder (NCD), and this number is predicted to rise rapidly. Occupational therapists bring a unique focus on function to a global effort to understand the brain and address NCDs. The linkages among brain structures, processes, and function is reflected in this publication and Self-Paced Clinical Course, which teaches readers and course learners to

  • Recognize the neurological underpinnings, cognitive and behavioral symptoms, and progression of several major types of NCD;
  • Delineate psychosocial, emotional, and occupational effects;
  • Recognize factors affecting quality of life for clients and family caregivers;
  • Recognize the critical role of the primary caregiver and family in care;
  • Recognize the typical effects on participation in educa­tion, work, play, leisure, social participation, ADLs, and IADLs;
  • Identify the components of a comprehensive functional evaluation;
  • Delineate the characteristics and benefits of community-based occupational therapy services for clients and their families; and
  • Identify translational concepts guiding implementation of evidence-based therapeutic interventions for clients and family caregivers.

For more information about the book, visit AOTA.

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