Webinar: Cognitive Reserve and Motor Reserve in elderly people for neuropsychologists

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Fr 14.06.2024, 09:00–16:30

Nr. S-01-20-0151-1

8 Einheiten
€ 196,- mit BÖP-Mitgliedschaft
€ 240,- ohne BÖP-Mitgliedschaft
€ 196,- mit GNPÖ-Mitgliedschaft

Gesellschaft für Neuropsychologie Österreich (GNPÖ)


This seminar aims to give professionals/participants knowledge of the two constructs of Cognitive reserve and Motor reserve and their role in cognitive efficiency in the particular population of the elderly.


-Knowledge of the construct of cognitive reserve, brain reserve, brain maintenance and their correlation with brain structure and brain metabolism.
-Correlation with an ageing population and drawing the trajectory of cognitive decline.
-construct of Motor reserve and correlation with cognitive efficiency in the elderly


  • PsychologInnen
  • Klinische PsychologInnen


  • Prof. Sara Mondini, PhD


Sara Mondini, professor at the University of Padua, Italy
Sara Mondini graduated in Psychology at the University of Padua (Italy) where she also obtained a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology. While studying for her Ph.D. she spent many months abroad at different research places: the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London; the Centre de recherche de l'Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal (University of Montreal, Canada); and McGill University in Montreal.
From 2004 she has had a permanent position at the University of Padua where she teaches Brain disorders and Behaviour across cultures and Assessment and diagnosis on Clinical neuropsychology in Master's courses in Psychology and in post-graduate master courses of the same University. She is the Director of the Master's degree course in Clinical Social and Intercultural Psychology and the post-graduate master's degree in Psychological skills in intercultural settings at the University of Padua.
Her research topics focus on cognitive impairment, especially in neurodegenerative diseases. She is the author of a number of studies on clinical neuropsychology, Alzheimer's disease and cognitive reserve, which have been published in peer-reviewed international journals. She has a lot of experience in clinical activity and she contributed to the development of psychometric tests
She is a member of the Standing Committee of the Clinical Neuropsychology standing committee at EFPA (European Federation of Psychologists' Associations).

Creditability to the curriculum
Neuropsychologische Störungsbilder (2 UE) Neuropsychologische Diagnostik (3 UE) Neuropsychologische Interventions-, Behandlungs- und Beratungskompetenzen (3 UE)

Literature recommendations
Mondini, S., Pucci, V., Pastore, M. et al. s-CRIq: the online short version of the Cognitive Reserve Index Questionnaire. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40520-023-02561-1
Pucci, V., Guerra, C., Barsi, A., Nucci, M., & Mondini, S. (2023). How long have you exercised in your life? The effect of motor reserve and current physical activity on cognitive performance. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 1-7. doi:10.1017/S135561772300022X. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-the-international-neuropsychological-society/article/how-long-have-you-exercised-in-your-life-the-effect-of-motor-reserve-and-current-physical-activity-on-cognitive-performance/81944F647A0FE66391AB9DBC38A35F58
Mondini, S., Pucci, V., Montemurro, S., Rumiati, R.I. Protective factors for subjective cognitive decline individuals: trajectories and changes in a longitudinal study with Italian elderly. European Journal of Neurology 2021;00:1-7.doi:10.1111/ene.15183.https://doi.org/10.1111/ene.15183

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