Neurodegenerative Disease (e.g. MS, Parkinson’s disease)

Lifestyle Medicine

Geriatric Rehabilitation

Symposia

Advancements in Rehabilitation Sciences: Progress Report From the Alzheimer’s Disease Task Force (421221)

Wednesday, October 3
2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Monet

This symposium will provide a comprehensive description and overview of the structure, aims, and current projects of the Alzheimer’s Disease Task Force (ADTF). This collective works to improve the healthspan of individuals living with AD, and their caregivers, through development of non-pharmacological intervention protocols, lifestyle recommendations, and by working to further improve our understanding of the pathology and symptomatology of this disease.

Learning Objectives:

Julie Faieta

Graduate Research Assistant
The Ohio State University

Julie Faieta is an Occupational Therapist and full time PhD student in Ohio State’s Health and Rehabilitation Science Program. Throughout her master’s program, Julie primarily researched moderately impaired stroke populations, transcranial direct current stimulation, and telerehabilitation. Upon entering the PhD program, Julie has transitioned her primary area of research to the evaluation of assistive technology based interventions to address symptoms and disease progression in neurodegenerative populations, with a specific interest in Alzheimer’s disease. Julie currently serves as chair of the Alzheimer’s Disease Task force within ACRM’s NDNG.

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Hannes Devos

Director, Laboratory for Advanced Rehabilitation Research in Simulation (LARRS)
University of Kansas Medical Center

Hannes Devos, Ph.D., DRS is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is Director of the Laboratory for Advanced Rehabilitation Research in Simulation (LARRS), a research lab that is investigating the use of virtual reality technology to improve rehabilitation outcomes in neurodegenerative conditions. Dr. Devos' research interests include driving simulation, cognitive-motor interference, task complexity, and cognitive workload. Among many other professional organizations, he serves as Membership Officer and Treasurer of the Neurodegenerative Diseases Networking Group within ACRM.

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Melike Kahya

Graduate Research Assistant
University of Kansas Medical Center

Melike Kahya, PT, MS is currently a PhD student in Rehabilitation Science program at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She received her bachelor’s degree from Istanbul University in Physical Therapy and her master’s from the University of Pittsburgh in Neuromuscular Physical Therapy. Her research interest is neurorehabilitation of individuals with neurodegenerative disease and decreasing risk of falls in these individuals. She is an active member of American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) and serving as a Membership Officer in ACRM Neurodegenerative Disease Networking Group.

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