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.
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- 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
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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