The word “dementia” is a general term that describes a collection of symptoms caused by a number of different disorders that affect the brain. This course provides an overview of the types, causes, risk factors, and treatments of and for dementia. Learning objectives: 1. Define dementia; 2. Identify the types of dementia; 3. Describe the signs and symptoms of dementia; 4. Explain the risk factors for dementia; 5. Describe the tests used to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias; 6. Discuss the treatments for and methods of coping with dementia. To successfully complete this course, you must attain a minimum score of 80% on the final exam and complete the course training survey. Continuing education: 1.0 Category 1 CPE credits by the Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC); VGM Education is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.
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