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Alzheimer's Disease: Unraveling the Mystery

Author: NIH

Course Created: 2011

Practice Level: Beginner

No book to buy Duration: 2 hours
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Course Summary

AD is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, eventually even the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. In most people with AD, symptoms first appear after age 60. AD is caused by a disease that affects the brain. In the absence of disease, the human brain often can function well into the 10th decade of life. This course looks at healthy brain functioning, the impact of AD on the brain and current research into AD.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF or Word) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Course Syllabus

  1. THE BASICS OF THE HEALTHY BRAIN
    1. Inside the Human Brain
    2. Neurons and Their Jobs
    3. The Changing Brain in Healthy Aging
  2. WHAT HAPPENS TO THE BRAIN IN AD
    1. The Hallmarks of AD
    2. The Changing Brain in AD
  3. AD RESEARCH: BETTER QUESTIONS, NEW ANSWERS
    1. Looking for the Causes of AD
    2. New Techniques Help in Diagnosing AD
    3. The Search for New Treatments

Learning Objectives

  • Explain healthy brain aging
  • Discuss the signs and symptoms of AD
  • Describe protective factors against the development of AD

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