This is a web-based course requiring an internet connection to access the online reading materials. Alzheimer’s dementia is a growing concern among the aging Baby Boomers; yet, modern science points the way to reducing the risks through maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This course is based on a publication from the National Institute on Aging, which describes healthy brain functioning during the aging process and then contrasts it to the processes of Alzheimer’s disease. Full of colorful, detailed diagrams, this educational booklet describes the risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease, effective steps for prevention, strategies for diagnosing and treating Alzheimer’s disease, and the search for new treatments. Strategies for caregivers and reducing caregiver stress are also discussed briefly. Course #30-54 | 2011 | 21 posttest questions | 5 page course download includes instructions, link to online document (2008, 43 pages) and posttest questions
Describe major features of the healthy brain, including structures, metabolism & functions of neurons
Identify lifestyle factors related to maintaining healthy brain functioning during the aging process
Describe risk factors, common symptoms and the progression of Alzheimer’s disease
Identify general strategies for preventing, diagnosing, and treating Alzheimer’s disease
List types of care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease
Identify strategies for supporting caregivers
About the Author(s):
National Institute on Aging (NIA), one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of NIH, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. In 1974, Congress granted authority to form NIA to provide leadership in aging research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs relevant to aging and older people. Subsequent amendments to this legislation designated the NIA as the primary Federal agency on Alzheimer’s disease research.
This course is offered for .3 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).
ASHA credit expires 3/9/2014. ASHA CEUs are awarded by the ASHA CE Registry upon receipt of the quarterly completion report from the ASHA Approved CE Provider. Please note that the date that appears on ASHA transcripts is the last day of the quarter in which the course was completed.