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Accessible Alzheimer’s Disease Modules (508 Compliant)

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Diagnosis, Assessment and Referral (HP)

Soo Borson, MD | October 16, 2012 

Learning Objectives:

  • To distinguish between screening and diagnosing Alzheimer's disease and dementia
  • Use clinical criteria to diagnose dementia in routine practice
  • Describe the new research diagnostic criteria and Alzheimer's disease
  • Explain when and whom to refer for what kind of specialty consultation
  • Describe new dementia care quality measures to assess a practice

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Keeping Medications in Mind: What are the Potential Risks and Benefits? (HP)

Tonja Woods, PharmD | March 26, 2013

1 Hour

Learning Objectives:

  • To provide an overview of the basic symptoms and causes of dementia, mild cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer's disease
  • Explain pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options and strategies by comparing and contrasting the advantages and disadvantages

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Legal and Financial Next Steps of Alzheimer’s Disease

Larry Kloster; Drew Perkins | October 30, 2012

1 Hour 50 Minutes

Learning Objectives:

  • To increase awareness of legal and financial resources that healthcare providers can share with patients
  • Increase familiarity with legal and financial issues common to patients with dementia
  • Increase healthcare professionals’ capacity to hold discussions with patients about legal and financial matters and resources in the context of impending chronic illness, such as dementia

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Native Americans and Dementia

Christine McKibbin, PhD & Catherine Carrico, PhD; Presented by Andrea Slosser, BA | October 15, 2012

Learning Objectives:

  • To describe the impact of historical events and how they may influence interactions with healthcare providers
  • List characteristics of culturally responsive geriatric care
  • Describe cultural influences on caregiving as well as the perceived need for and both acceptability and the utilization of those services

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Understanding Alzheimer's Patients' Needs and Supporting Family Care Partners

Carol Taylor, LCSW | October 15, 2012

1 Hour

Learning Objectives:

  • To describe the issues and challenges the caregivers face
  • Highlight the importance of addressing their own needs for caregivers; and discuss the importance of using available family, community, and other networks and resources for this purpose

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