Lewy Body Dementia 3 NBCC Hours
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National Institute on Aging and National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke  (2013).  Lewy Body Dementia: Information for Patients, Families, and Professionals.  National Institutes of Health Publication No. 13-7907.

Course Description

The subject matter in this course is "directly and primarily related to" the NBCC Content Area, Counselor Professional Identity and Practice Issues, 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 3 NBCC Hours.


This course requires the Participant to read and understand the attached article pertaining to Lewy Body Dementia (LBD).  LBD is brain disorder that affects more than 1 million Americans. LBD is associated with abnormal deposits of a protein called alpha-synuclein in the brain.  These deposits, called Lewy bodies, can lead to problems with thinking, movement, behavior and mood. 


In Lewy Body Dementia: Information for Patients, Families, and Professionals, Participants will learn about the basics of LBD.  Next, Participants will explore the two types of LBD. Additionally, Participants will consider current information known about the causes and risk factors of LBD.  Also, Participants will identify common LBD symptoms.  Next, Participants will consider basic information concerning the diagnosis of dementia.  Additionally, Participants will explore LBD care teams and palliative care.  Next, Participants will learn about the various medications used to treat LBD symptoms.  Additionally, Participants will explore resources for getting help; safety issues; planning for the future; and finding enjoyment in daily life with LBD.  Also, Participants will consider how LBD caregivers can educate others, prepare for emergencies, adjust expectations, care for themselves and address family concerns.  Next, Participants will identify ways to help children and teens cope with LBD.  Finally, Participants will explore the various avenues of LBD research and the current need for volunteers with and without LBD for clinical studies.


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 Lewy Body Dementia (LBD).

Learning Objectives
  • To be familiar with LBD basics

  • To comprehend the two types of LBD: dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson’s disease dementia

  • To be aware of LBD causes and risk factors

  • To consider primary and common symptoms of both dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson’s disease dementia

  • To explore LBD diagnosis, treatment and management

  • To be familiar with important advice for people living with LBD 

  • To understand the role and responsibilities of LBD caregivers

  • To consider predicted areas of LBD research

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