Dementias 2 NBCC Hours
NBCC Hours:  
2
Price:

$20

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Authors/Contributors

NINDS’s Dementias: Hope Through Research publication. NIH Publication No. 17-NS-2252 December 2017

Course Description

The subject matter in this course is "directly and primarily related to" the NBCC Content Area, Human Growth and Development, which has been specified by the NBCC Continuing Education Provider Policy as acceptable content to qualify for NBCC continuing education credit. This course is available for ACEP home study and offers 2 NBCC Hours.

The loss of cognitive functioning, which may involve degeneration in the ability to think, remember, or reason, can obstruct one’s ability to successfully accomplish daily activities and tasks. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders “NINDs” and Stroke and the National Institute on Aging “NIHs” aim to educate people about this medical condition through exploration of the varying types and stages of dementia, as well as patients’ evolution through diagnoses and treatments.

Firstly, participants will learn the basics of dementia and cognitive impairment, in order to distinguish each of the classifications of mild cognitive impairment. Once they have been introduced to the neuropathology of neurodegenerative disorders, various types of reversible dementia-like disorders and conditions, and the risk factors for dementia and vascular cognitive impairment, they will be walked through the process of obtaining a diagnosis. They will then analyze treatment options for each disorder, as well as learning how to reference and comprehend research studies that can aid those in the field in discerning what options are most appropriate for each individual patient.

This course is intended to familiarize mental health professionals, social workers, substance abuse professionals, child welfare workers, healthcare professionals, psychologists, or certified addiction specialists, with the NINDs and NIHs methodology in diagnosing and treating dementia-related disorders.

Learning Objectives
  • To identify causes and symptoms of mild cognitive impairment
  • To understand vascular disease’s role in the genesis of dementia
  • To distinguish the circumstances surrounding Lewy body dementia and those surrounding Alzheimer’s disease
  • To understand how changes in protein contribute to cognitive impairment and dementia
  • To identify the range of tests that can be performed for a diagnosis
  • To be familiar with the array of treatment options that can be paired with methods of managing dementia
  • To be aware of dementia-related terminology, resources and references
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