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Alzheimer's Disease

Course #: 03-201

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CE Credit Hours: 8.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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CEU Course Description

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is a major public health problem that many health care providers will encounter in their practice. As providers, it is important to recognize the early signs of the disease as well as safety concerns associated with progression of the disease. This course reviews two articles published by the National Institute on Aging. The first course covers changes to the brain during healthy aging, as well as what happens to the brain in AD. Cutting-edge research in diagnosis and treatments are reviewed, and tips for improving support for families and caregivers are presented. The second article provides tools to identify potential problems in the home and offers solutions to help prevent accidents. It also offers possible solutions for challenges presented by special occasions, natural disasters, and driving. This course is based on articles by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health.

CEU Course Objectives

  1. List the parts of the brain and changes that take place in the brain during healthy aging
  2. Describe what happens to the brain in AD
  3. Explain new developments in diagnosis and treatment of AD
  4. Describe ways to improve support for families and caregivers
  5. List home safety precautions room by room and behavior by behavior
  6. Consider safety concerns for special occasions and gatherings
  7. Describe safety measures relating to impairment of the senses
  8. Understand risks of driving and know the warning signs of unsafe driving

 

CEU Course Syllabus

 

Basics of the Healthy Brain 1.44 Contact Hours
The Brain in Alzheimer's Disease 0.96 Contact Hours
Alzheimer's Disease Research 2.88 Contact Hours
Caregiver Support 0.96 Contact Hours
Home Safety Room by Room 0.80 Contact Hours
Home Safety Behavior by Behavior 0.56 Contact Hours
Special Occasions, Gatherings, and Holidays 0.08 Contact Hours
Driving 0.08 Contact Hours
Natural Disaster Safety 0.24 Contact Hours

 Total = 8 contact hours

Instructional level = basic

AOTA Classification Code: Domain of Occupatonal Therapy

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