Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Care

By: deborah Date: Feb 23, 2019

This course is offered for .75 ASHA CEUs/ 7.5 hrs (Intermediate level; Professional area); Approved for FL Board of Occupational Therapy #50-20737

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This course offers a comprehensive understanding of types of dementia, the roles of healthcare professional in  diagnosis, treatment and prognosis.  Continuing education focused on treatment of residents with cognitive impairments as the key for achieving successful outcomes with individuals who are cognitively impaired.  The incidence and prevalence of Alzheimer’s and other Dementia continue to increase in our society.  As a result, the costs of care have skyrocketed, and the overall impact on care givers is a substantial burden, both financially and emotionally.

According to a 2017 report by the Alzheimer’s Association, there is an estimated 5.5 million Americans with Alzheimer’s dementia, and the number of people living with the disease in the United States is expected to grow to 13.8 million by mid-century. Incredibly, someone develops Alzheimer’s disease every 66 seconds and in 2050 that number will be every 33 seconds.

Therefore, it is imperative that we have a greater understanding about Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia care in order to provide the most cost effective and the highest quality of care.  We must be persistent in achieving excellence through Alzheimer’s and Dementia care education.  After participating in this course, healthcare professionals will be able to apply to become a Certified Dementia Practitioner through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners.

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