Online Education | Geriatric Healthcare 2015 | ADRD | Evidence-Based Community Support Programs for Early Stage Dementia

Healthcare professional counsels a patient after an Alzheimer's disease diagnosis.

How to earn contact hour credit

This course is 1.5 contact hours and includes a lecture video, self-assessment post-test, and evaluation. To earn contact hours, watch the lecture, complete the post-test, and submit the online evaluation. You may take the post-test as many times as needed to achieve the required score of 80%.

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Target Audience

This course 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.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

  1. Define and describe the ways in which a diagnosis of dementia affects quality of life and psychological wellbeing of the diagnosed person and his or her caregiver and family. 
  2. Describe evidence-based treatment approaches that support positive coping strategies, address mental health issues and facilitate planning in early stage dementia. 
  3. Identify strategies that can be incorporated into everyday practice to improve quality of life for individuals with dementia and their caregivers. 


Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.50 Contact hours

Rebecca Logsdon, PhD
Research Professor, Psychosocial and Community Health Nursing, UW School of Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle

Available Credit

  • 1.50 Contact hours


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