Course Description

The diagnosis and treatment of dementia is an emerging healthcare imperative with more than 5 million persons living with Alzheimer’s dementia. 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.

Educational Activities

Live Activity 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
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 View Online
Recognizing Medical Disorders that Mimic Dementia View Online
Confidentiality and Privacy of Health Information View Online
The Docs Talk About Memory Loss: Is it Normal Aging or Alzheimer’s Disease? View Online
Supporting Family Caregivers and Underserved Populations in Providing Care for Patients with Alzheimer’s View Online
Breaking News On the Horizon: How Close Are We to Curing Alzheimer’s? View Online

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 on the type of credit you requested will display. You can print it or it will be saved in your transcript for future reference.

More Information

For more information, contact Hardin Stevens at hardin.stevens@uky.edu or (859) 323-2997.

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