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Mar 16 2021


9:30 am - 11:00 am



Sleep After Brain Injury

BIAAZ brings you this virtual community education opportunity.

Sleep is everything. Sleep (and the lack of) can significantly impact brain function for everyone, and individuals are particularly at risk for sleep disturbance after brain injury. The assessment and treatment of sleep disorders is critical in behavior management and health promotion.

This presentation will discuss:
* Sleep and dementing disease, and how too little sleep increases the spread of cellular pathology
* Various sleep disorders after brain injury
* The assessment of sleep disorders
* Behavioral health management of sleep problems

Dr. Kim Gorgens is a full-time Professor in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver. She teaches Psychophysiology, Clinical Neuropsychology, and Psychology of Criminal Behavior, manages a portfolio of TBI-related research, and has lectured extensively on those issues (including a 2010 TED talk on youth sports concussion, a 2018 TED talk on brain injuries in jail, several NPR spots and an interview on CNN with Anderson Cooper). She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology and is board certified in Rehabilitation Psychology. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association’s Division 22, Rehabilitation Psychology.

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