Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and
thinking skills and eventually even the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. This course provides an overview of the prevalence, causes and risk factors of the disease. Learning Objectives: 1. Describe the changes in the brain that occur with Alzheimer’s disease; 2) List the early signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease; 3. Explain the causes of Alzheimer’s disease; 4. Explain the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease; 5. Cite examples of the ongoing research associated with Alzheimer’s disease. To successfully complete this course, you must attain a minimum score of 80 percent on the final exam and complete the course training survey. Continuing education: 1.0 Category 1 CPE credits by the Board for Orthotist/Prosthetist Certification (BOC); 1.0 contact hour by the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC); VGM Education is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.
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