2017 Neurocognitive Disorders Series


This series provides a broad, comprehensive overview of how the brain works, and how and why a person’s thinking, behavior and functioning can be affected by common brain disorders.


Dr. Nicole Absar is the Medical Director of the Senator William & Ellen Proxmire Memory Clinic at Copper Ridge. She is a diplomat in behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry. She is also board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and the American Board of Psychosomatic Medicine. Dr. Absar is a fellow of American Psychiatric Association (FAPA). She is also an active member of American Academy of Neurology (AAN), American Neuropsychiatric Association (ANPA) and American Medical Association (AMA). Prior to moving to Maryland, Dr. Absar practiced geriatric neuropsychiatry in Massachusetts and was on the full time teaching faculty at Harvard Medical School, the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Tufts Medical School. Dr. Absar is also a registered yoga teacher who specializes in yoga therapy for persons with brain disorders.

Who should attend?

Healthcare professionals, students, and other community members who work with individuals with dementia or other neurocognitive disorders. Continuing education credits available for social workers and activity professionals.

Why should I attend?

Attending this series will help the learner better understand the many facets and structures of the brain, how each plays a part in thinking and functioning, and the underlying brain changes of common neurocognitive disorders. Understanding these key components will help learners provide more knowledgeable, individualized supports and services to those living with a neurocognitive disorder.

Learning Objectives

1. Discuss each domain of cognition and its role in thinking and functioning
2. Recognize deficits in each area of cognition
3. Recognize the signs and symptoms of common causes of neurocognitive disorders


Non-Alzheimer’s Dementias
December 20, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (continental breakfast included)
Copper Ridge
710 Obrecht Road
Sykesville, MD 21784

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