Cognitive Screening for Dementia


About the Course
This course is designed to provide an overview into aspects of the older adult population as a cohort, understanding of different types of dementias, and thorough insight into the different cognitive assessment tools. It should be noted that these assessment tools vary based on symptoms and input from patient caregivers, and they are not necessarily diagnostic tools; rather they are tools that can unveil potential signs and symptoms of dementia and prompt the need for additional testing and examination by trained healthcare professionals. Learners will be able to identify types of dementia and the need to discern how to treat the patient most effectively in a safe, dignified manner with appropriate support, if necessary. Other aspects of this course include insights into preventative care and healthy lifestyle choices.   

Learning Outcomes
Upon the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Examine aspects of aging and impact on longevity relative to Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) 
  • Identify impact of dementia on quality of life as it affects management of chronic disease 
  • Distinguish types of dementia and their symptoms 
  • Identify types of assessments to address specific age-related changes 
  • Identify modifiable lifestyle risk factors that can directly impact brain and psychological health 
  • Examine the role of primary health care in addressing symptoms of dementia and collaborating for proper diagnosis 
  • Distinguish between various cognitive assessment tools for dementia symptoms 

About the Author/Presenter
Dr. Joy Siegel, EdD, MBA, is a gerontologist who has worked with community-based organizations, universities, hospitals, and Medicare Advantage health plans, designing programs designed to engage and improve well-being. Programs designed include loneliness mitigation, improving functional skills, falls prevention, polypharmacy, and aspects of aging. Dr. Joy has developed hundreds of hours of continuing education content, with topics such as Patient Satisfaction, Delivering Compassionate Care, Aging and Resilience, and Geriatric Assessments. She is a faculty member at the Kiral C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine (KPCOM) at Nova Southeastern University. Currently she is working with digital health innovators in partnership with the Area Administration on Aging in her community. 

How to Receive Credit 

  • View the entire recording which requires a 4-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.

Identification, Mitigation, and Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships 
The planners, faculty, and others in control of content (either individually or as a group) of this educational activity have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose. 

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

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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Accreditations and Approvals
Colibri Healthcare, LLC (formerly Elite Professional Education, LLC), Provider Number 1147, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 5/5/2023 - 5/5/2026.

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