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Alzheimer’s 101: An Overview for Healthcare Professionals

Course: #10738Level: Introductory 2 Hours 3187 Reviews
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An overview for the healthcare professional about Alzheimer's disease and related disorders is provided in this course. Strategies for assessment and diagnosis, improving communication with patients, understanding and managing behavioral challenges, care planning and promoting independence are discussed. Methods for supporting family and caregivers are also described.

If you need to complete a one-hour course on Alzheimers for Illinois state requirement, please check out course 10813.

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Course Type: Video

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.2 Introductory, Professional; IACET/0.2; Kansas LTS-S1370/2.0; SAC/2.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to define Alzheimer's disease and related disorders and describe their progression.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe strategies for communicating with patients with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe methods for managing behavioral challenges related to Alzheimer’s disease/dementia.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify current interventions for patients with Alzheimer’s/dementia to promote independence and participation in activities of daily living.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe ways to support families/caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s/dementia.

Course created on November 14, 2023

Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-25 Minutes Overview of Alzheimer’s disease/dementia; causes; symptoms; assessment/diagnosis
25-40 Minutes Understanding memory
40-55 Minutes Treatment trends & communication strategies
55-65 Minutes Supporting patients in ADLs & care planning
65-90 Minutes Understanding & managing behavior
90-110 Minutes Counseling, educating & supporting families
110-120 Minutes Summary, Q&A

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Presenter Disclosure: Megan Malone - Financial: Megan Malone was paid an honorarium for this presentation. Megan is is the co-author of the book, "Here's How to Treat Dementia," for which she receives royalties, and has received grant funding for research related to this topic. Non-Financial: No nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Jenny Loehr - Financial: Jenny Loehr was paid an honorarium for this presentation. Jenny is the co-author of the book, "Here's How to Treat Dementia," for which she receives royalties. Nonfinancial: No nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

Introductory Level
0.2 ASHA CEUs


International Association for Continuing Education and Training

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

Continued, LLC, DBA SpeechPathology.com, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Continued complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, Continued is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. continued, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEUs for this program.


Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services

Approved for 2 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.

California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board: SpeechPathology.com is approved by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board as a Continuing Professional Development Provider, approval number PDP 268. This course may meet the requirements for 2 hours of continuing education credit for SLPs as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. The responsibility for determining whether or not this specific course counts toward an individual's requirements for license renewal is up to the individual. Please refer to the CA state board rules regarding allowable topics and self-study limits: http://www.speechandhearing.ca.gov/licensees/ce_req.shtml. Live webinars on SpeechPathology.com do not count as self-study courses toward California professional development requirements.


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Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

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