This OncoReads self-study course discusses the relationship between specific cognitive processes and functional mobility and falls in older cancer survivors.
Meet the Author
J. Blackwood, DPT Dr. Blackwood is a Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and an associate professor of Physical Therapy in the physical therapy department at the University of Michigan-Flint. Dr. Blackwood has won numerous teaching and research awards at the University of Michigan – Flint as well as at the State and National levels. As a mentor, Dr. Blackwood’s goal is to challenge students to seek the evidence first and to become the best version of themselves through leadership, research, and community service opportunities. Her research focuses on factors which contribute to physical activity, mobility, and falls in older adults with a specific emphasis on those with early cognitive declines as a result of pathology (Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer’s disease) or other disease associated sequalae (chemotherapy induced cognitive impairment).
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- Identify associations between specific cognitive processes and functional mobility and falls among older cancer survivors.
- Understand the link between cognitive function and mobility deficits and falls in those with cancer.
- Recognize importance of the use of simple measures for screening of cognitive processes impacting mobility & falls in older survivors.
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