Online Education | Geriatric Healthcare 2017 | ADRD

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Target Audience

This series on Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias (ADRD) is designed for nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, pharmacists, long term care workers, residential care coordinators, caregivers and other interested professionals. 


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This series of ten lectures on Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias (ADRD) provides practical geriatric health promotion information for healthcare and social service professionals. The goal is to assist members of the healthcare team in developing and enhancing interventions to prevent disease and postpone further disability. Lectures cover an array of topics and were recorded during live telecasts from the University of Washington Health Sciences Center to clinical settings in the Pacific Northwest.

This series is jointly provided by UWCNE, the deTornyay Center for Health Aging and the Northwest Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center (NW GWEC), a federally-funded regional center that conducts interprofessional education to optimize the primary care of older adults in the Northwest United States.  

Watch one lecture or all ten and earn up to 15 contact hours for a single certificate processing fee of $45. 

These lectures were recorded March through May 2017 at the University of Washington.


Topics in This Lecture Series—

  • Caring for the Caregiver  Lianne Hirano
  • Dementia  Stephen Thielke
  • Differential Diagnosis of Dementia, Delirium and Depression  Emily Trittschuh
  • Driving and Dementia  Kristoffer Rhoads
  • End of Life Care in Patients with Dementia: Palliative Care and Hospice  Wayne McCormick
  • Heathy Brain Aging and Dementia Prevention  Emily Trittschuh
  • Herbals, Supplements and Dementia  Gail Anderson   (Rx=1.50) 
  • Maximizing Quality of Life for Older Adults Across the Cognitive Continuum  Susan McCurry
  • Safe and Rational Prescribing in Cognitive Impairment  Stephen Thielke   (Rx=1.50) 
  • Using Family Dynamics to Cope with Dementia  Marty Richards
  • MORE 2017 Topics: Geriatric Healthcare 2017 | Selected Topics

Rx = Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level.


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Objectives for Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:

  1. Explain the psychosocial consequences of dementia for patients and caregivers.
  2. Characterize dementia, delirium and depression.
  3. Recognize the challenges in stopping medications.
  4. Anticipate symptoms and their meaning in older patients.
  5. Describe the financial, social, medical and emotional challenges caregivers are facing.
  6. Identify the most prevalent cognitive risk factors that threaten driving skills.
  7. State four major emotional concerns for people dealing with dementia.
  8. Identify the herbals and supplements that are proposed for prevention and/or treatment of dementia.
  9. Identify two aspects of cognition that remain strong in older age and two that tend to weaken.
  10. Apply specific strategies for engaging older clients at all stages of cognitive function in interventions to improve sleep, maintain physical activity and find meaning and joy in life.


Contact Hour Credit

Contact Hours: Up to 15.00 hours (1.5 per lecture) | Pharmacology Hours: Up to 3.00 hours (at the advanced practice level)


How to Earn Contact Hour Credit

  • Create an account or log into your account at this website. Register for contact hour credit by clicking Add to Cart at the bottom of this page.
  • After checkout return to this page or follow the directions in your confirmation email. If you don't receive a confirmation email, please check your junk mail for an email from
  • Use the Continue button to go to the "classroom" to complete requirements for your certificate or follow the directions in your confirmation email.
  • Watch the recordings.
  • Complete the evaluation. 
  • Verify which sessions you watched.
  • Claim your credit.
  • Download and print your certificate.



Price: $45.00 

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  • Desktop Computers need AdobeConnect (If you don't have this program, you will be prompted to download it.)
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Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 15.00 Contact hours
  • 3.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level

Available Credit

  • 15.00 Contact hours
  • 3.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level


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