Neurofeedback in Healthy Elderly at Risk of Cognitive Decline.
AAPB Virtual Workshop
Neurofeedback in Healthy Elderly at Risk of Cognitive Decline
June 22, 2022 from 12 pm to 2 pm EST, 2 CE credits available
- Mauricio González-López, PhD, BCN - Institute of Neurobiology, National Autonomous University of Mexico
Dr. Mauricio González-López is a licensed psychologist
• AAPB Member Price: $75
• Non Member Price: $125
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
12 pm - 2 pm Eastern
11 am - 1 pm Central
10 am - 12 pm Mountain
9 am - 11 am Pacific
2 CE credits available for full event participation.
Virtual Workshop Description
There has been an increase in the incidence of neurocognitive disorders in the last decades because of the increase of life expectancy since aging is the main risk factor for these pathologies. An excess of theta activity determined by qEEG has been considered a risk factor for the development of cognitive decline in healthy elderly. Taking this idea into account, I will present the results of several experiments comparing two populations of healthy elderly: 1) those with normal qEEG and 2) those with abnormally high values of theta absolute power. Moreover, the efficacy of two z-neurofeedback (NFB) protocols (i.e., surface NFB and sLORETA NFB) was evaluated. The main objective is to provide an evidence-based rationale for the development of these two protocols. This contributes to the idea that normalizing an abnormal excess of theta activity might have beneficial effects on cognition in this elderly subpopulation.
In this workshop you will learn:
• Describe the value of qEEG in the identification of subclinical pathological processes.
• Explain the mechanisms underlying cognitive decline during aging.
• Discuss the importance of evidence-based and neurobiology-focused development of NFB protocols.
• Discuss the possible neural mechanisms underlying this prophylactic NFB protocol.
Clinicians that incorporate NFB into their practice and wish to expand their knowledge on evidence-based protocols. Clinical researchers who wish to learn of the incorporation of neurobiological tools for the evaluation of NFB outcomes.
Content builds upon the learner's foundational knowledge, familiarity with the literature and/or experience in a content area. Programming at this level includes more depth than at a beginning level program. It could also serve as a refresher course for individuals who have background in a content area and are interested in learning more contemporary applications.
*The primary goal of this particular program is to broaden the clinical, consultative, and research knowledge bases of attendees and was deemed intermediate, by the definition above.
Clinicians and researchers who have some clinical experience of biofeedback.
The main limitation in the presented results are the sample sizes. This may be, in part, offset by the strict inclusion criteria and the large number of sessions regarding NFB training. No risks for the individuals have been identified.
The work submitted presents the results of several experiments conducted in a Mexican population. Moreover, although not precisely a cultural issue, we present a work focused on the elderly, which has been considered a disadvantaged population, at least in Latin-American culture.
Interactive workshop using telephone and Internet technology via Zoom with Chat feature.
For those psychologists using the modality of biofeedback and interested in the efficacy, science and latest clinical applications. This session presents research relevant to psychological practice, education and science; (2) it is our intention to host an offering to help psychologists to keep up with the most current scientific evidence regarding assessment, intervention, and education; and (3) we believe that this program would allow psychologists to increase competencies in order to improve services to patients.
This session IN NO WAY was a substitute for the basic academic education and training needed for entry to the field of psychology.
About Our Presenters
Mauricio González-López, BCN is a licensed psychologist specializing in applied psychophysiology. He has been an assistant researcher in the Institute of Neurobiology of the National Autonomous University in Mexico. His current research line involves the early detection of risk of cognitive decline in healthy elderly, using quantitative electroencephalography. Moreover, he has been studying the neural mechanisms underlying this pathological process by means of different neurobiological tools. He is currently investigating the efficacy of neurofeedback in this population as a “cognitive boost” that may delay the onset of clinical symptoms of cognitive decline. He is board certified in neurofeedback by the BCIA. He has presented several talks in national and international conferences. He is a member of the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research and was a member of the board of directors for the Mexican Society for Bio and Neurofeedback for the period 2016-2020.
Continuing Education Statements
Psychologists: The Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback maintains responsibility for the program and its content.
There is no known commercial support for this program.
This virtual workshop offers a MAXIMUM of 2 CE credits for maximum participation.
BCIA Recertification: Hour-for-hour attendance may be used to fulfill the continuing education requirements for recertification with certificate of attendance.
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