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Join us for 'Risk Factors for Dementia among our Deaf/Hard of Hearing Community' Workshop

With Dr. Jaime Wilson, Ph.D., ABN, ABPP, MSCP

11/16/2023 2:52:17 PM

The header includes Dr. Wilson's headshot, the logos for MNCDHH, MDSC, SCU, MRID, and DHHSD, and the workshop title,

In this special presentation, Dr. Jaime A.B. Wilson embarks on a fascinating and entertaining journey on the what, how, and why of the dementia and hearing loss tie-in. People with hearing loss – along with their loved ones, healthcare providers and interpreters who work with them – must be aware of the 24% increased risk of dementia that comes with hearing loss. Dr. Wilson discusses what we can do to protect ourselves against the disease of dementia while maximizing the quality of our lives during the Golden Years.

This special presentation offers a rare and unique perspective into the world of dementia through the lens of hearing loss.

Opening remarks will be provided by Karen Erickson, vice president of the Minnesota Deaf Senior Citizens and Dr. Darlene Zangara, executive director of the Minnesota Commission of the Deaf, DeafBlind & Hard of Hearing.

Hosted by the Minnesota Deaf Senior Citizens and the Minnesota Commission of the Deaf, DeafBlind & Hard of Hearing. Sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division, St. Catherine University, and the Minnesota Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.

Afterwards, Dr. Wilson will be available to sign his book, Preserving the Etchings of the Mind: Aging, Dementia, and Hearing Loss. You can purchase the book in advance online or you can purchase a copy onsite.

Cost

Admission is free! 

When

Saturday, December 9, 2023
10:30 am - 12:30 pm, Presentation
12:30 - 1:30 pm, Book signing

Where

St. Catherine University, Jeanne d'Arc Auditorium (in Whitby Hall)
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105 

Note: The space sits 326 people. There is additional standing room in the back. 

Accommodations

ASL interpreters and real-time captioning (CART) will be provided. We have reserved seating for senior citizens and for DeafBlind community members. For additional accommodations, please email jessalyn.akerman-frank@state.mn.us by Monday, December 4, 2023. 

About Dr. Wilson

Dr. Wilson is a prescribing medical psychologist and board-certified neuropsychologist in full-time private practice inside and outside Washington State, Wilson Clinical Services. He holds privileges at several area hospitals and has worked extensively with physicians, other healthcare providers, and forensic experts, providing neuropsychological evaluations across the U.S. The field of neuropsychology is dedicated to learning about and diagnosing conditions related to the brain and nervous system.

As a Past President of the Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Losses, Dr. Wilson also serves on the Diversity Council for the Society of Prescribing Psychology and as Chair of the Diversity Committee for the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology.

Dr. Wilson has also published a book on the what, how, and why of dementia and the hearing loss tie-in. In Preserving the Etchings of the Mind, Dr. Wilson discusses how we can protect ourselves against the disease of dementia while maximizing the quality of our lives during the Golden Years. This book offers a rare and unique perspective into the world of dementia through the lens of hearing loss.

Born with a profound hearing loss, Dr. Wilson grew up wearing bilateral hearing aids and primarily communicated using spoken language, although he is also an American Sign Language user. Dr. Wilson resides in Olympia, WA, with his wife (a registered nurse who is also deaf), three kids, and a King Charles Spaniel named Pepper Jack.

RID and ACET logos CEU information

Minnesota Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf is an approved RID Certification Maintenance Program (CMP) sponsor for continuing education activities. This professional studies program is offered for .2 CEUs at the little to none content knowledge level.

Target audience: Members of the deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing community, as well as family members, caregivers, and service providers.

Educational objectives: 

  • List dementia prevalence statistics among our D/HH population. 
  • List the five areas of the brain that change as part of the “normal aging process”.
  • List the “Big Seven" risk factors.
  • List at least three ways to obtain treatment and implement other protective factors to preserve brain longevity.

The Minnesota Commission of the Deaf, DeafBlind & Hard of Hearing prohibits discrimination in its public services because of race, color, creed, religion, political beliefs, national origin, sex, public assistance status, marital status, age, sexual orientation or disability. We expect all individuals present to conduct themselves in a manner that demonstrates respect for others.

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