Fall Workshop

Duquesne University Department of Speech-Language Pathology

Fall Workshop

"Dementia Prevention and Wellness: Maximizing Independence in Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment"

Featured Speaker:
Alyssa Lanzi, Ph.D., CCC-SLP (SLP Class of 2016)
Saturday, November 7, 2020
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Webinar via ZOOM


In the next 30 years, approximately 15 million U.S. citizens will develop dementia from Alzheimer's disease. SLPs are at the forefront of dementia care. This talk will discuss the multifaceted role SLPs have in providing dementia prevention and wellness from typical aging to mild cognitive impairment.

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Alyssa Lanzi, Ph.D., CCC-SLP (SLP Class of 2016) is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at the University of Delaware. Her research interests are in the areas of development and application of cognitive communication outcome measures, compensatory cognitive rehabilitation and Mild Cognitive Impairment and dementia from Alzheimer's disease.

This is a WEBINAR only event via Zoom. Link will be emailed to each registrant.
Please register for the event by November 1, 2020.

Registration is FREE for DU SLP alumni and for current and past clinical supervisors of DU SLP graduate students.

Registration policy: Each attendee must register separately.

For more information contact Lori Marra marral@duq.edu or call 412-396-1584.


9:00-9:30 - Discussion of mild cognitive impairment and dementia
9:30-10:00 - Lifestyle dementia prevention and wellness factors
10:00-10:45 - Mild cognitive impairment assessment
10:45-11:00 - Questions and discussion

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to describe diagnostic differences of mild cognitive impairment and dementia.
  2. Participants will be able to explain the role of the SLP in dementia prevention and wellness.
  3. Participants will be able to explain how to conduct a memory screening and identify tools for mild cognitive impairment assessment.

ASHA: This program is offered for .2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area). ASHA account number required for ASHA registry.

Who Should Attend: Speech-language pathologists treating adults with cognitive and language disorders.


  • Financial: Dr. Lanzi is a salaried employee of the University of Delaware.
  • Nonfinancial: Dr. Lanzi does not have any nonfinancial disclosures to report.

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