AGE004 - Aging and Memory


This course provides an overview of how aging affects memory.

Because effective communication relies so heavily on memory, knowing how aging effects memory is essential to the successful interaction of HME services providers and patients. This course provides an overview of how aging affects memory.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain how memory and the brainchange as we age; 
  2. Describe the differences between normal aging and abnormal aging of the brain; 
  3. Differentiate the types of memory that decline as we age and the types that do not; 
  4. Explain how memory decline can affect caregiving; 
  5. Describe methods to help maintain and improve memory function. 
  6. 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 of Certification/Accreditation (BOC); 1.0 Scientific (S) Category I PCEs by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC) will be granted to those certified in the disciplines of: Orthotics, Orthotic Assistants, Orthotic Technicians, Orthotic Fitters, Prosthetics, Prosthetic Assistants, Prosthetic Technicians, Mastectomy Fitters, Pedorthists, Therapeutic Shoe Fitters. 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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