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MEM100 - The Basics of Alzheimer's Disease (1.0 HR)

Purpose: Upon completion of this course the participant will better understand the disease process of Alzheimer’s disease, risk and prevention strategies, and how to treat and manage the individuals and families affected. Objectives: 1. Discuss changes in the brain that occur with Alzheimer’s disease. 2. List early signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. 3. Explore the causes of Alzheimer’s disease. 4. Discuss the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. 5. Explore ongoing research associated with Alzheimer’s disease. 6. Describe how to support families and other caregivers.  Continuing Education Credits: 1.0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.0 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 contact hours for Social Work State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 159.001315; 1.0 contact hours for Physical Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 216.000284; 1.0 contact hours for Occupational Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 224.000164; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.