Online Education | Geriatric Healthcare 2015 | ADRD | Palliative Care and Hospice in Older Adults with Dementia

A tree losing leaves as a symbol of end of life symptom management for persons with dementia.

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. Identify end-of-life characteristics of patients with dementia.
  2. Describe the benefits of Hospice for older people with dementia.
  3. Discuss the pros and cons of interventions for dementia (PEG).

Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.50 Contact hours

Wayne McCormick, MD, MPH
Professor, Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle    

Available Credit

  • 1.50 Contact hours


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