Recording: Overview of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia (requires an aah.org email address to view)
As of Jan 1, 2023, a new Illinois law mandates that every licensed healthcare professional who has direct patient interaction with adults age 26 years old and older must take at least an hour-long course on how to diagnose, treat, and care for patients with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The curriculum within the course will focus on how to identify and diagnose Alzheimer’s, effective communication strategies, and management and care planning. The health care professional will need to take such a course once per their license renewal period.
Overview of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
Darren Gitelman, MD, FAAN, FANA
Ashley Kwasinski, DNP, APNP
Nurse Practitioner, Infectious Disease
At the completion of this activity, the participant should be able to:
• Recognize the importance in making an early diagnosis of cognitive impairment in older adults
• Review the different levels of cognitive impairment
• Review the diagnosis and currently available treatments of Alzheimer’s disease
• Review strategies for dementia risk reduction
• Review upcoming treatments for Alzheimer’s disease
Target Audience: Physicians, advanced practice clinicians and other interested healthcare professionals
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™Aurora Health Care is accredited by the Wisconsin Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Aurora Health Care designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 AttendanceAttendance Credit