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Describes Alzheimer’s disease. Identifies the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Explains the benefits of early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Enumerates the goals of Alzheimer’s treatment.

Hour 1

  1. Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)
  2. Common Types of Dementia: Symptoms – Physical (Motor), Cognitive, and Behavioral Negative Effects
  3. Alcohol Dementia
  4. AIDS Dementia
  5. Lewy Body Disease (LBD): Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and Parkinson’s Disease (PD)
  6. Vascular Dementia
  7. Dementia and Depression
  8. Diagnosing Dementia


Hour 2

  1. Pharmacological Interventions in AD
  2. Risk Factors for Dementia
  3. Recommended Approaches for Preventing or Delaying Symptoms of Dementia


Hour 3

  1. How Can Estrogen Prevent Development of AD?
  2. Importance of Exercise (Mental, Cognitive, and Physical Exercises) in Preventing and/or Delaying Dementia
  3. Brain Fitness and Social Connections
  4. Herbal Therapies: A Possible Role in Dementia Treatment
  5. Gingko Biloba
  6. St. John’s Wort
  7. Non-pharmacological Options in Treating Problems with Dementia
  8. Exercise: Adequate Levels of Physical Activity and Exercise
  9. Importance of Calcium and Magnesium for Strong Bones and Prevention of Osteoporosis
  10. Soothing, Stress-Free Environment



Learning Objectives 

  1. Describe Alzheimer’s disease.
  2. Identify the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease.
  3. Explain the benefits of early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.
  4. Enumerate the goals of Alzheimer’s treatment.
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Instructor M. O'Brien, M.D.
Contact Hours: 3
# of Pages 43
More Information About This Course: Alzheimer's accreditation
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