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Clinical Update on Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias - DVD - 6 Hours (w/home-study exam)

Describes the differences between normal and abnormal brain aging. Lists measures to preserve brain function and reduce the risk for cognitive decline. Defines dementia and describe common dementia syndromes. Describes the major characteristics of and treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. Lists medications and common clinical conditions that can cause dementia-like symptoms. Describes how the information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes. Describes for this course, the implications for nursing, dentistry, mental health, and other health care professions.
$83.00

Learning Objectives

  1. describe the differences between normal and abnormal brain aging.
  2. list measures to preserve brain function and reduce the risk for cognitive decline.
  3. define dementia and describe common dementia syndromes.
  4. describe the major characteristics of and treatments for Alzheimer’s disease.
  5. list medications and common clinical conditions that can cause dementia-like symptoms.
  6. describe how the information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes.
  7. describe, for this course, the implications for nursing, dentistry, mental health, and other health care professions.
Instructor M. Howard, Ph.D.
Contact Hours: 6
More Information About This Course: Clinical Update on Alzheimer's DIsease Accreditation PDF
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