The Aging Patient: Introduction to Dementia, 10/25/23


About the Course:
Dementia has been known as the "ticking time bomb," affecting millions in the United States and worldwide. In this course, The Aging Patient: Introduction to Dementia, learn about the different types of dementia including salient characteristics, behavioral hallmarks, and differential diagnosis. Additionally, an overview of the levels of cognitive decline and common etiologies is provided. After completing this course, you will have a solid overview of dementia types that will apply to your everyday practice and professional growth.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognize dementia as a global issue that has the potential to affect clinical practice.
  • Identify signs, symptoms, and neurological hallmarks of each type of dementia.
  • Identify hallmarks of Alzheimer’s-sings, symptoms, stages, and neurological hallmarks.
  • Locate stages of cognitive impairment and characteristic of each.

About the Author:
Amber Heape, ClinScD, CCC-SLP, FNAP, CDP, CMDCP. Dr. Heape is a clinical educator for a large healthcare company, where she works with skilled nursing facilities in 4 states on documentation compliance, clinical education, and clinical program writing for PT, OT, and ST. She has authored numerous clinical programs with interprofessional teams. Dr. Heape is also an adjunct professor for 2 universities. She holds a doctor of clinical science degree in speech-language pathology and a post-doctoral certificate in healthcare education.

How to Receive Credit: 

  • View the entire recording which requires a 2-hour commitment of time.
  • After completion of the course, complete the final examination. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.  
  • Note to Nursing professionals: Depending on your state requirements, you will be asked to either affirm that you have completed the course, or you will be required to complete the Post-test included in the course.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
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The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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