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Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

Author: Benjamin T. Mast and Brian P. Yochim

Course Created: 2018

Practice Level: Advanced

Book Required Duration: 5 hours
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Course Summary

As the number of older adults with dementia continues to skyrocket, every health care professional needs accurate, up-to-date knowledge of these conditions, their prevention, and possible treatments.  This course discusses essential aspects of the diagnosis, assessment, and interventions of Alzheimer s disease and the syndromes of dementia and mild cognitive impairment. It reviews the diagnostic criteria from the National Institute on Aging, Alzheimer's Association, and the DSM-5 and provides a broad range of treatment options, including psychosocial, educational, and lifestyle interventions.

Course Format

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Learning Objectives

  • describe Alzheimer's disease and dementia
  • discuss theories of Alzheimer's disease and dementia
  • explain how to diagnose Alzheimer's disease and dementia
  • describe treatment options for Alzheimer's disease and dementia

Course Syllabus

Description of Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia:Theories and Models of Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia:Diagnosis and Treatment Indications:Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia, provider #1115, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 07/08/21-07/08/24. Social workers completing this course will receive continuing education credit hours.

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