Course Summary

Practice Level: Advanced

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

This course is based on a book that can be purchased here and a posttest. When you’re ready, purchase the test by clicking the “Add To Cart” or “Enroll” button. This will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CE credits.

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


Benjamin T. Mast

Benjamin Mast is a Professor and Chair in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Louisville. He is a board certified geropsychologist, and licensed clinical psychologist specializing in aging, Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia related issues. He is Co-Editor in Chief of the American Psychological Association Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology (2015) and the author of three books on dementia, including Second Forgetting: Remembering the Power of the Gospel During Alzheimer’s Disease (2014), Whole Person Dementia Assessment (2011) and Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia (2017).

Brian P. Yochim

Brian P. Yochim, PhD, ABPP, is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist at the VA Saint Louis Health Care System. His research, clinical work, and teaching has focused on older adults and dementia. He has served as Past-President of the Society of Clinical Geropsychology (American Psychological Association, Division 12, Section 2) and has over 30 publications in neuropsychology and aging.

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