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Alzheimer's Training for UK HealthCare Providers

Course Description

The diagnosis and treatment of dementia is an emerging healthcare imperative with close to 6 million persons in the US suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Specialized knowledge in diagnosis and treatment of dementing conditions is relegated to a small handful of specialty-trained behavioral neurologists and geriatric psychiatrists, supported by an equally small population of medical support staff including nurses, social workers, CNAs, and PT/OT staff. This is clearly inadequate to meet the burgeoning demand.

These educational activities will utilize a multidisciplinary team of health care providers to provide state-of-the-art training in the diagnosis and management of dementia specifically targeting providers in Appalachia Kentucky. The information provided will prove useful to health care providers irrespective of their individual clinical roles in the health care system, and will further broaden awareness of the need for a multidisciplinary approach in the management of dementia that is critical for the health of our aging population in these medically underserved, healthcare provider shortage areas.

Get Started

Before viewing any of the online presentations, you must complete the OVAR/GEC Particpant Information Form (PIF) that collects the data required by the grantor. You will complete this form only once a year.

Course Modules

To register for a live session, contact Hardin Stevens at ovargec@uky.edu or (859) 257-1510.

Live Program Online Activity
Alzheimer's Disease: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Research Advances View Online
Non-Alzheimer's Dementias: Dementia With Lewy Bodies, Frontotemporal Dementia and Vascular Dementia View Online
End Stage Dementia and End-of-Life Care View Online
Management of Behavioral and Psychiatric Co-morbidities in Dementia View Online
Detecting and Diagnosing Pre-Clinical Alzheimer’s Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment View Online
Promoting Brain Health and Preventing Memory Problems in Later Life View Online
Safety Precautions in Older Patients: Medications, Driving Risks, and Home Environment Coming Soon
Recognizing Medical Disorders that Mimic Dementia Coming Soon

Each online presentation will require approximately 1.5 hours to complete. This includes time for evaluation and testing. You are encouraged to watch the material and complete the test/evaluation in one sitting, however, this is not a requirement. For example, you may choose to watch the video in one sitting, then return later to complete the test/evaluation. Once the evaluation is complete, a certificate of continuing education credit based upon the type of credit you requested will display. You can print it or it will be saved in your transcript for future reference.

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