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Age Related Cognitive Disorders

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CourseGraphic With the aging of the Baby Boomer generation the United States is facing a Silver Tsunami of a large increase in the population over the age of 65, a group particularly vulnerable to age related cognitive disorders such as the neurodegenerative dementias.  Health care providers and team members need to have added skills in supporting preventive measures for cognitive risk reduction, the ability to screen for cognitive decline as people age (with incidence of dementia by some estimates approaching 50% by the mid 80’s), and having added skills in distinguishing different types of cognitive disorders as some may be reversible or at least preventable, such as the number 2 cause of dementia, vascular dementia, and by understanding what the etiologies of dementing disorders are, better position people to benefit from new approaches to treatment as the field’s understanding grows.  Lastly it is important to understand key principles of management in those with cognitive disorders such as dementia to help preserve quality of life as long as possible even in the face of graceful degradation of the brain.  This series will use a timeline approach to prevention, screening, detection, evaluation, diagnosis, and management that will engage the participants in active acquisition of knowledge and skills to help combat this threat to the aging population.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Fri

Nazareth Student Center

Glen Finney 

CEUs : 6



Registration Closes On
Friday, May 11, 2018 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
5/11/2018 - 5/11/2018 Weekly - Fri 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Scranton, Nazareth Student Center  Map Glen Finney  ClassRoom